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Facing the challenges of a world at the edge -- from Japan to the Greater Middle East, from a shaky global economic system to weather that has become anything but entertainment -- the United States looks increasingly incapable of coping.
Tension between President Obama and Secretary of Defense Gates over military spending may have been scripted.
A secret operation to run guns across the border to Mexican drug cartels -- overseen by U.S. government agents -- threatens to become a major scandal for the Obama administration.
"Virtual deterrence" may sound like a step in the right direction to disarmament advocates, but it could actually grease the skids to nuclear war.
Is Pentagon pork, which has been off the table for decades, finally on the budget-cutting menu?
Al Qaeda turns web tricks to its own uses.
Earthquake concerns not only also exist for U.S. nuclear energy plants, but for nuclear-weapons facilities too.
It's too easy to forget that, for millions of us, nuclear war means death by fire.
Much of North Korea's population is starving, yet its government pours money into missile and nuclear programs. Such behavior seems to be the height of irrationality. But North Korea is only following the international community's - especially America's - example.
The transnational is claiming that its modified seeds are the only solution to scarcity and rising grain prices.