Management Institute. Michael O’Hanlon and Bruce Katz of Brookings will moderate and keynote,
and Charles Morrison about how the currentcoverage of sequestration has ignored a large pot of cuts that occurred in the FY 2013 appropriations bill
and how Washington is missing the big picture.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has distanced himself from the Edward Snowden case, insisting that the
former NSA contractor remains outside of the Kremlin’s control as long as he stays in the transit z
Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
,” he argues, “Anyone expecting Mos
cow to suffer repercussions for its actions is likely to
be disappointed. Far fatter thumbs have been merrily stuck by Russia into America’s eyes lately —
fromsupporting the murderous Syrian regime to vicious anti-American propaganda in the official Russian mediato the harassment of the US Ambassador Michael McFaul
with no visible impact on the soft and pliant
tones emanating from Washington.”
A military investigation found that a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay had been hoarding antipsychotic drugs and other narcotics before he died of an overdose last September.
President Obama's recent speech at the National Defense University marked his most comprehensivepublic remarks about Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) since an ongoing hunger strike refocused attention on theprison. Some human rights groups have applauded his decision to lift a ban on transferring cleareddetainees to Yemen, while others argue the administration lacks an effective plan to manage relocatedprisoners. Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS), who has just returned from visiting Gitmo, will sit down with AEI's
on July 9 for a conversation on the facility and the implications its closure could havefor America's security. RSVP
Manufacturing growth flagged across much of Asia in June, reflecting weak demand in Europe and in North America as consumers and governments continue to tighten their belts.
writes: “Many of the security
challenges that Asian nations face are uniquely suited for greater special operations solutions . . . A globalspecial forces network will not by itself solve the world's security problems, of course. But Adm. McRavenand his strategists believe, with reason, that such a network can materially improve the quality of alliedspecial operations forces around the globe. That, in turn, will serve to protect the U.S. homeland threatened
by interlinked, international webs of terrorist financing and drug running.”
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