Self Destruction Does Not Win Wars

Foreign Fighters in Iraq Are Tied to Allies of U.S.

BAGHDAD — Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the United States in its fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year to serve […]

Immigration Paperwork Meltdown Impacts Election

Naturalization paperwork jam hits Texas hard Backlog may keep some from casting votes for president

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time […]

When Judges Become Politicians Who Wins? DRUG LORDS

Judge Seamus McCaffery makes no bones about being a politician: He’s got a snazzy Web site, an unrelenting statewide travel schedule and more than $1 million in his campaign treasury. He’s also a judge. And the job he covets is an elected spot on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Experts believe it is all […]

Happy Afghans – Happy Taliban – Buying Power

Another record poppy crop in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan will produce another record poppy harvest this year that cements its status as the world’s near-sole supplier of the heroin source, yet a furious debate over how to reverse the trend is stalling proposals to cut the crop, U.S. officials say. As […]