Monday, November 30, 2009

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- November 30, 2009

SOARING EAGLE - A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft assigned to the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and based on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, conducts operations over eastern Afghanistan Nov. 26, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller

Details Leak Out Ahead Of Obama’s Big Afghanistan Speech -- The Cable/Foreign Policy

As the White House briefs interested parties in anticipation of Tuesday's Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy rollout, more and more details of the new strategy and President Obama's announcement are leaking out.

One high-level diplomatic source familiar with the details of new strategy confirmed to The Cable that Obama will announce the addition of 30,000 new U.S. soldiers and marines for Afghanistan and up to 6,000 more troops from international partners

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The Afghan Decision -- Washington Post editorial.

Arabs Have Stopped Applauding Obama -- Fouad Ajami, Wall St. Journal

The Deflated Arab Hopes for Obama -- Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

500,000 Iranian Centrifuges -- Wall Street Journal editorial

America vs. The Narrative -- Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times

Enlarging NATO, Expanding Confusion -- Mary Elise Sarotte, New York Times

In Elections, Honduras Defeats Chávez -- Mary Anastasia O'Grady, Wall Street Journal

Switzerland and the Minaret -- Wall Street Journal editorial

Reality catches up with the Gulf’s model global city
-- Financial Times

The Downside of Smart Power -- Jesse Zwick, The New Republic

Russia could take revenge with assault on Caucasus -- Daniel McLaughlin, Irish Times

Enlarging NATO, Expanding Confusion -- Mary Sarotte, NYT

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