Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In the News: Jun-02

Wordle: In the News: Jun-02

General: War in Afghanistan is 'winnable' - 2 Jun 2009 at 10:50am - WASHINGTON -- The Army general chosen to take over as top commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan told senators Tuesday he believes the war can be won if a proper counterinsurgency campaign is undertaken.

U.S. combat troops to leave all Iraqi cities - 2 Jun 2009 at 9:57am - SAMARRA, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. combat forces will vacate all Iraqi cities on schedule by the end of this month, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq told Reuters Tuesday, including the still violent insurgent holdout of Mosul.

Guantanamo's Uighur detainees to get laptops - 2 Jun 2009 at 7:11am - GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — These captives already get to order fast-food takeout from the base and have access to a phone booth for weekly calls. Now some 17 Uighur Muslims awaiting a nation to grant them asylum are about to go high-tech, with laptops and web training.

Thought for the day:
Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think. -Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975)


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