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Rick Perry and David Petraeus: The Rise of the North American Century

If someone wanted to invade America from the north—say Russia, China, or Russia and China together—that might seem an easy ride, given the porous border. Until now it was ludicrous to even consider. 891 more words

Power Surge.

In 2003 the United States attacked Iraq. Swift defeat of Iraq’s conventional forces then gave way to misstep after misstep. An insurgency arose among the minority Sunnis deposed from their long dominance by the American invasion. 549 more words

Wars Of The Middle East

Talking to terrorists is the only way to defeat them

By Fareed Zakaria
Thursday, July 9, 2015

A meeting this past Tuesday near Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad could possibly mark the beginning of the end of the United States’ longest war — the conflict in Afghanistan, which will enter its 15th year this fall. 777 more words

Washington Post

David Petraeus and Michael O'Hanlon: The U.S. needs to keep troops in Afghanistan

Washington Post — For a leader who has been criticized for trying to rush out of wars to satisfy campaign promises, President Obama has been relatively resolute in Afghanistan. 100 more words

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: "North American Economy"? Petraeus Tries to Fake Us

When I saw the headline on a new article co-authored by David Petraeus, former U.S. military commander in Iraq, my first reaction was “Finally! Someone from the American national security establishment who gets it on international trade!” When I finished, I realized that Petraeus had simply joined the rapidly swelling ranks of bigwigs who believe that they can become instant experts on the subject. 1,040 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Nightly news focuses on beheading plot, ISIS advance; President Obama receives update on galaxy

CBS News’ Mark Knoller keeps nightly notes of what leads the evening news, and two of the broadcast networks kicked off their evening news programs with updates on the reported ISIS-inspired terror plot to behead someone, possibly a police officer. 281 more words

US Politics

Ewart: Energy 'revolution' a catalyst for further North American integration

Revolutions — from military to social to technological — have altered the course of history as they change the prevailing political dynamic.

The “fracking/shale revolution” that has transformed the oil and gas world in the past decade has profoundly altered the outlook for energy in the United States — the world’s largest consumer and now a resurgent and increasingly influential producer. 1,905 more words

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