Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In the News: Sep-10

White House: No 'super powers' to find bin Laden - 10 Sep 2008 at 12:57pm - WASHINGTON -- The White House said Wednesday that the failure to capture Osama bin Laden in the seven years since the Sept. 11 attacks shows the limitations of military and intelligence power.

Losing patience, U.S. demands Russia quit Georgia - 10 Sep 2008 at 12:09pm - An irritated Bush administration accused Russia on Wednesday of trying to find excuses to keep thousands of troops in Georgia in violation of a cease-fire Russia signed with the former Soviet republic last month. Using unusually blunt language, the State Department said it was well past time for Russia to withdraw most of its soldiers from Georgia's separatist areas of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. A spokesman demanded that Russia do so now.

Safer Iraq draws foreign investors - 10 Sep 2008 at 11:03am - Iraq is poised to receive a flood of foreign investment, thanks to improved security. More than $74 billion in projects have been submitted for government approval in just the past five months, according to Iraq's state investment regulator. The investors include companies from the U.S., Europe, and Gulf Arab states. Their proposals all involve sectors other than oil, including a $13 billion new port for the southern city of Basra, several hotels and thousands of housing units nationwide, says Ahmed Ridha, the chairman of Iraq's National Investment Commission.

Pentagon Delays Tanker Deal - 10 Sep 2008 at 9:43am - The Defense Department will wait until the next administration to award a disputed $35 billion contract to build a new fleet of aerial refueling tankers.

McCain, Palin Praise Bush's Iraq Plan - 10 Sep 2008 at 8:25am - The Republican ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin campaigned Tuesday in the battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. The GOP presidential nominee spoke about the progress in Iraq and praised President Bush's plan to withdraw about 8,000 troops by next year.
Bush troop withdrawal plan: "return on success"; Obama troop withdrawal plan: "hoping for defeat".

Thought for the day:
Appraise war in terms of the fundamental factors. The first of these factors is moral influence. -Sun-Tzu (~400 BC)


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