Thursday: 1 US Airman, 47 Iraqis Killed; 78 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:35 a.m. EDT, April 5, 2008At least 47 Iraqis were killed and 78 more were wounded in the latest violence. A U.S. airman was killed in an IED attack as well. Seven likely Arab nationals were also killed in Tikrit. In Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki continues his attacks against Shi’ite cleric Moqtada … Continue reading “Thursday: 1 US Airman, 47 Iraqis Killed; 78 Iraqis Wounded”

Whispers for Engagement with Hamas

Two years after Hamas was isolated almost unanimously by the international community following its victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections, the militant Islamist group has repeatedly proved that it can disrupt US President George W. Bush’s plans for a decisive agreement on Palestinian-Israeli peace by the end of this year. The upsurge in violence in Gaza … Continue reading “Whispers for Engagement with Hamas”

‘The Shot’ Sets Stage for Space Arms Race

When the United States recently shot apart a crippled spy satellite over the Pacific Ocean, it also tested an offensive anti-satellite weapon and the potential for ballistic missile defense. “The shot,” as the Pentagon called the $100 million operation conducted on February 20, came immediately after Russia and China put forward a detailed, but flawed, … Continue reading “‘The Shot’ Sets Stage for Space Arms Race”

Backtalk, April 3, 2008

Why They Hate China I must take issue with Justin Raimondo’s characterization of China’s changes over the past decade or so as the development of a free market and an unleashing of the “entrepreneurial sprit.” China’s reforms have indeed been capitalist, but hardly laissez-faire. Rather, the Communist state is simply using the same old apparatus … Continue reading “Backtalk, April 3, 2008”