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Hobbling the Fight against Terrorism

December 8th, 2011, New York Times

“Congress’s plan to put the military in charge is bad policy
       “ Lawmakers from the House and Senate are working on provisions in the military budget bill that would take the most experienced and successful antiterrorism agencies – the F.B.I. and federal prosecutors – out of the business of interrogating, charging and trying most terrorism cases, and turn the job over to the military.
       “These new rules would harm the justice system and national security.  They would hinder intelligence-gathering, making it harder to track down terrorists and make other countries less likely to cooperate. ...”.

Prince Hints Saudi Arabia May Pursue Nuclear Arms

December 7th, 2011, New York Times

“DUBAI, United Arab Emirates OAP) – A Saudi prince, in a remark designed to send chills through the Obama administration and its allies, suggested that the kingdom might consider producing nuclear weapons if it found itself between atomic arsenals in Iran and Israel. ...”
       How’s this for talk about a nationalist solution to a nuclear problem when a global solution is needed?

Nuclear Talks Resume

December 7th, 2011, New York Times

United States and South Korean negotiators resumed their low key, but highly sensitive talks on whether South Korea should be allowed to do what Washington has tried to stop North Korea from doing:  enrich uranium and reprocess spent nuclear fuel. ”
       Good. Can such talks come to talks about the obvious need for talks on world political unity?

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