New Year’s Eve News Dump: Obama Signs Defense Authorization Bill

By: Saturday December 31, 2011 12:58 pm

The President signed the defense authorization bill today, appending a signing statement expressing concerns with the detainee measures in the bill. The White House had earlier stated they would not veto the bill, so this was no surprise. “I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, [...]

Scary Iran Spies on US Aircraft Carrier With Surveillance Plane, in Totally Unprecedented Event

By: Thursday December 29, 2011 8:24 am

In a move sure to generate condemnation all over Washington, it turns out that Iran used a surveillance plane to take photos and video of a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf! I mean, how could they illicitly spy on a sovereign nation like that? An Iranian surveillance plane has recorded video and photographed [...]

Iran’s Threats to Close Strait of Hormuz Would Have Major Economic Implications

By: Wednesday December 28, 2011 11:09 am

Economic forecasts as well as year-end “what to look for” lists cannot possibly take into account unexpected scenarios that could lead to economic catastrophe or international incidents. The death of Kim Jong-il is conceivably one of these unpredictable events on the foreign policy side. The Iranian threat to close off the Strait of Hormuz would [...]

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