In the News: Jun-24
"Cultural shift" needed in Afghan combat: commander - 24 Jun 2009 at 2:48pm - CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said on Wednesday foreign troops need to make a "cultural shift" away from conventional warfare and focus on winning the support of Afghans.
U.S. and Venezuela to restore expelled ambassadors - 24 Jun 2009 at 2:01pm - MARACAY, Venezuela (Reuters) - The United States and Venezuela will soon reinstate ambassadors expelled in a diplomatic spat last year, a sign of warmer relations between President Hugo Chavez and what he calls the U.S. "empire."
Where was Gov. Sanford? Argentina, not Appalachia - 24 Jun 2009 at 9:20am - ATLANTA — Gov. Mark Sanford arrived in the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this morning, having wrapped up a seven-day visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, he said. Sanford said he had not been hiking along the Appalachian Trail, as his staff said in a Tuesday statement to the media.
U.S. to send ambassador to Syria after 4 years - 24 Jun 2009 at 6:00am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has decided to return a U.S. ambassador to Syria after a four-year hiatus as talks between the two nations intensify, U.S. media reported Tuesday.
Thought for the day:
We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong. -Bill Vaughan