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U.S. details troop presence in Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Yemen

WASHINGTON — The United States has detailed its military presence in the Middle East. The administration of President Barack Obama has reported to Congress on the U.S. military presence in the Middle East. The administration said the U.S. military was operating in such countries as Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. SUBSCRIBE l LOGIN

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How to solve the piracy scourge? Lethal force seems to work best

How to solve the piracy scourge? Lethal force seems to work best

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — There’s been a significant drop in ship seizures and hijackings by Somali pirates in the troubled waters off East Africa. Despite last year’s spike in piracy with 28 vessels captured in the first half of 2011, there were only three ships seized in the second half of the […]

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Islamic Republic's masters of disaster are no match for the Iranian people with Internet access

Islamic Republic's masters of disaster are no match for the Iranian people with Internet access

By Sheda Vasseghi  The Islamic Republic’s two-prong strategy of chaos to remain in power involves destruction of Iranian heritage and culture while using Iranian people’s national funds to support projects in troubled countries beset by corrupt regimes or extreme poverty.  Of course, buying followers and believers from among the most miserable parts of the world […]

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What to do with captured pirates? Hang them or let them hang out with Sean Penn?

What to do with captured pirates? Hang them or let them hang out with Sean Penn?

By Ed Koch “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli” …. There aren’t many Americans who have never heard those words, which come from the United States Marine Corps Hymn. The words refer to the heroic role of the Marines in putting an end to pillaging and piracy by the Barbary pirates […]

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Somalia to open 2nd front against Islamist insurgents

Somalia to open 2nd front against Islamist insurgents

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Several thousand Somali forces trained in neighboring Ethiopia and Kenya will open a second front against Islamist insurgents by year-end in Somalia’s south and central regions, the prime minister said Sunday. The forces will try to capture key towns including the port of Kismayo, which is believed to generate a substantial amount […]

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U.S. Marines storm pirate-held ship off Somalia

U.S. Marines storm pirate-held ship off Somalia

Helicopters from the USS Dubuque provide aerial watch as U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, embarked on Dubuque, center-right, boarded and seized control of the Antigua and Barbuda flagged and German-owned vessel Magellan Star, left, at sea off the coast of Somalia, Sept. 9 / AP /U.S. Navy, Cryptologic Technician […]