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Mideast war and peace | The Hill

As President Obama prepares to visit the Middle East and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposes an Israeli government of national unity, let me suggest the United States work with leading nations to create a three-year, $1 trillion mini-Marshall Plan of aid, trade, loans and credits to become available to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and potentially others upon ratification of ...

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Report: Obama Conditions Israel Visit on Peace Talk Progress | Antiwar.com

According to Israeli media reports, Israeli President Shimon Peres’ informal invitation to President Obama to visit Israel in his second term was met with a response that Obama would only visit if Israel makes meaningful progress with Palestinian peace talks. For more on this story, visit: Report: Obama Conditions Israel Visit on Peace Talk Progress — News from Antiwar.com.

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A ‘Zero Option’ for Afghanistan | By David W. Barno, Foreign Policy

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s visit this week to Washington marks one of the final big decision points in America’s 11-year Afghanistan war. This week’s meetings are likely to determine the final U.S. footprint in Afghanistan after 2014, when all international combat operations are slated to end. And that residual number of U.S. forces could well be zero. Recent reports suggest ...

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Amy Goodman: Obama’s New Year’s Resolution: Protect the Status Quo | Truthdig

By Amy Goodman Amidst the White House and congressional theatrics surrounding the so-called fiscal-cliff negotiations, a number of bills were signed into law by President Barack Obama that renew some of the worst excesses of the Bush years. Largely ignored by the media, these laws further entrench odious policies like indefinite detention, warrantless wiretapping and the continued operation of the ...

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The dire consequences of drone war secrecy | Global Post

Experts agree that transparency and public debate are crucial. Fifteen more people were killed by two US drone strikes in Pakistan this week, but the American people and the world will have to wait before hearing about the details of the CIA’s not-so-secret program, as a federal judge has refused the New York Times’ request for documents submitted under the ...

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The Reaper Presidency: Obama’s 300th drone strike in Pakistan | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

A US drone strike in Shin Warsak, South Waziristan on December 1 2012 marked the 300th drone strike in Pakistan of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to Bureau research. The attack was the second since President Obama’s re-election on November 6. It reportedly killed Abdul Rehman al-Zaman Yemeni, described as an al Qaeda commander, along with up to three others. Although ...

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A New Middle East Agenda for Obama | FPIF

In his first term, President Barack Obama’s vision for the Middle East failed to materialize. Because he failed to deliver on his promise to redefine America’s relationship with the Islamic world, he alienated Arabs and Muslims. Because he proved unable or unwilling to press the case for peace in Israel-Palestine against a right-wing Israeli prime minister, he alienated Israelis and ...

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