According to FOX News, Team Obama has decided to deploy 14 additional ground-based interceptors (GBI) in Alaska and California against the North Korean nuclear and missile threat, reversing itself on numbers proposed by the Bush administration. Better late than never, I suppose.
As if the mess in the Middle East and North Africa weren't enough, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives in Asia this week to confront a region that’s fast becoming a powder keg, fueled by power shifts, territorial disputes and lots of bad history.
But al Qaeda affiliates are rearing their ugly heads in places beyond Pakistan such as in the Middle East in Syria, Iraq, Yemen as well as in Africa in Somalia, Mali and Nigeria—places of new worries to policymakers and counterterrorism professionals.
Team Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign isn't the only campaign it has recently launched. Right alongside it is the administration's all-out campaign to get the Senate to ratify the U.N.’s 1982 Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).
William Moloney's columns have appeared in the Wall St. Journal, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and Human Events. He currently is a fellow at the Centennial Institute in Colorado.
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