Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- August 31, 2011

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan travels through the Pacific Ocean with other ships assigned to the Rim of the Pacific 2010 exercise, north of Hawaii, July 24, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan McCord

Defense Cuts Could Threaten `Achilles' Heel' Of U.S. Power -- E. Thomas McClanahan, Kansas City/McClatchy Newspapers

The Japanese government recently issued a diplomatic white paper calling China "assertive" toward its neighbors. Despite the namby-pamby choice of words - China merely assertive? - Beijing pitched a fit.

It huffed its "strong opposition," reminded Tokyo yet again of Japanese aggression in World War II and accused Tokyo of furthering the "China threat theory," as if no such thing existed - even though China never misses an opportunity to rattle its neighbors' nerves.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Gaddafi great escape shows council's weak grip -- Julian Borger, Martin Chulov, Richard Norton-Taylor, Sydney Morning Herald

Why America Lost in Libya -- Rajan Menon, National Interest

Will they, won’t they ……. US Troops in Iraq -- Gavin Jones, Iraq Business News

Is Iran Cutting Assad Loose? -- Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary

Assad, Going Down -- Rami G. Khouri, New York Times

Bad, Bad Islamabad? -- Ronald Neumann, American Interest

The Long War's Long Tail -- J.M. Berger, Foreign Policy

The CIA’s Islamist Cover Up -- Ian Johnson, New York Review Of Books

Column: Why the EU, and euro, will survive -- R. Daniel Kelemen and Erik Jones, USA Today

Is the Greek bailout falling apart?
-- Michael Schuman, Time

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