News and Analysis (5/25/10)

“General Petraeus’s September order is focused on intelligence gathering … to identify militants and provide ‘persistent situational awareness,’ while forging ties to local indigenous groups”:

Conspiracy theories that the US intends to prolong the conflict in an effort to keep troops in Afghanistan are widespread in Afghanistan:

Whether “Turkey’s foreign policy is driven by the current government’s Islamic ideology or geopolitical necessities has become one of the most debated topics among Turkey experts”:

As US military leaders continue to hand over command to their Iraqi counterparts:

Cutting itself slack it would never grant to Iran, Israel argues the document only shows Israel offered to sell Jericho ground-to-ground missiles and reports of offers of nuclear warheads are merely “selective interpretation”:

Reflecting an important shift in US policy and intentions into the future:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant






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