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State Department: Missile Launch Will 'Further Isolate' North Korea
State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland called North Korea’s deployment of an intercontinental ballistic missile “highly provocative,” and said the country would face international consequences at Wednesday’s briefing. The country’s foreign ministry asked that the launch not be “overblown” in
Ex-Admiral: US Should Defend Reef off Philippines
A former commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific says the U.S. should be willing to use military force to oppose Chinese aggression at a disputed reef off the coast of the Philippines
Staying Out Of It
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JEH JOHNSON OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR TOP PENTAGON JOB: Another one down. Just last week, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was a top contender to be nominated as the next Defense Secretary. But senior officials tell ABC’s JONATHAN KARL...
The Global Note: The "Bomber" Was A Spy…The Pentagon's Syria Problem…Iraq's Oil Boom…The Rarest Gorilla
QAEDA BOMBER WAS A SPY -HOW IT WENT DOWN…No wonder counter-terrorism officials could say with confidence that the U.S. was never at risk as this latest bomb plot unfolded: the would-be suicide bomber was an informant – a well-placed plant from a foreign intelligence service....
Cheng Guangcheng Seeking Medical Treatment in Hospital, is Reunited with Family
Cheng Guangcheng, the blind human rights activist who escaped house arrest and was widely believed to be under the protection of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, is seeking medical treatment at Chaoyang hospital in Beijing and has reunited with his family, according to a senior U.S. official. Sources
Chinese Dissident Escapes House Arrest
A blind human rights activist may be under the protection of U.S. diplomats.
Chen Guangcheng: After Escape, Chinese Activist Faces Uncertain Future
Top officials from the U.S. and China are locked in intense meetings regarding the fate of activist Chen Guangcheng, according to a U.S. based advocacy group. The State Department, officials at the U.S. Embassy and the Chinese government continue to decline to comment about the human rights
Blind Chinese Activist Escapes House Arrest, Believed to be in U.S. Custody
The U.S. State Department is being tight-lipped on the whereabouts of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest last week, but the organization that helped him escape says he's in the hands of U.S. diplomats. Chen, a 40-year-old human rights activist who has campaigned for
The Global Note: Baghdad Burns…Mubarak To Hang?…The Global "One Percent"…$736,000 Tuna
U.S. GONE, BAGHDAD ERUPTS – AGAIN And once again the violence appears driven by sectarian differences. A wave of explosions struck two Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad and then pilgrims in the South Thursday, killing at least 57 people and intensifying fears that insurgents are stepping...