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Is US Reliability/Capability being Compromised Overseas? The Rest of the World Thinks so…

An unmistakable sense of unease has been growing in capitals around the world as the U.S. government from afar looks increasingly befuddled – shirking from a military confrontation in Syria, stymied at home by a gridlocked Congress and in danger … Continue reading

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Iran Unveils NEW Machine for Amputating Fingers

Following the amputation, Ali Alghasi, Shiraz’s public prosecutor, announced that sentences against criminals would become increasingly severe, without explaining why. On January 20, two thieves were hanged in public in Tehran. They had been caught thanks to video filmed by … Continue reading

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French Intel Suggests Iran will have Nukes By Mid-2013

PARIS – France’s foreign minister says Iran appears on track to reach the ability to produce a nuclear weapon by the first half of next year. France is one of six countries that have negotiated with Tehran over its nuclear … Continue reading

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Israeli Military Conducting Largest Snap Drill in Years

JERUSALEM- The Israeli military on Wednesday conducted its largest snap drill in years as tensions with Iran over its nuclear program rise and civil war in neighboring Syria rages. Military chief Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz ordered the exercise to test the … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: US Arms Sales shoot to record levels in 2011

Weapons sales by the United States tripled in 2011 to a record high, driven by major arms sales to Persian Gulf allies concerned about Iran’s regional ambitions, according to a new study for Congress. Overseas weapons sales by the United … Continue reading

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TOP 10 Iranian Oil Customers

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Iran oil output is down due to newly imposed sanctions

Iran’s oil production has fallen to a 10-year low and could drop to levels last seen during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980’s as sanctions over its nuclear program disrupt an industry already suffering from years of underinvestment. The country’s crude … Continue reading

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U.S. Maintains Policy to Prevent Iran from Obtaining a Nuclear Weapon

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Sunday that he would use military action to prevent Iran from securing nuclear weapons, even as he urged Israel and its supporters to refrain from “loose talk of war” and allow diplomacy and “crippling … Continue reading

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Quoting US Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on why it’s so vital for the U.S. to maintain it’s military might

“If we can summon that spirit of leadership, service and sacrifice – and fight for what’s right – I believe that we can turn crisis into opportunity, and demonstrate to the world that this resilient American spirit will endure for … Continue reading

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Can Anyone Really Stop Iran from going Nuclear?

Deterrence Misapplied: Challenges in Containing a Nuclear Iran In this working paper for the Council on Foreign Relations, Frederick W. Kagan examines the deterrence model from a theoretical and historical perspective and assesses whether a nuclear Islamic Republic of Iran … Continue reading

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