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US increases security following Canada shooting
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF October 23, 2014 @ 9:09amClick here to read more
The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.
Chill in Russia-Ukraine gas talks threatens Europe's winter supplies
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF October 23, 2014 @ 9:03amClick here to read more
Russia said it would only resume gas flows to Ukraine once the government in Kiev settled its debts and agreed to new terms for future deliveries. But Ukraine – with its economy in tatters after a political crisis followed by a separatist uprising by pro-Russian rebels – said it couldn’t afford to pay without assistance from the European Union.
US-led Airstrikes Killed 553 in Syria
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF October 23, 2014 @ 8:58amClick here to read more
Syrian activists said a month of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria has killed 553 people, mostly militants from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the deaths include 464 Islamic State fighters and 32 civilians.
Column: Lessons of North Korea for Iran Nuclear Talks
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF October 23, 2014 @ 8:48amClick here to read more
Among the arguments marshaled by those wary of a nuclear agreement with Iran is that past efforts to negotiate away North Korea’s nuclear weapons program failed.
Iran’s regime, they argue, is just as untrustworthy as North Korea’s and what’s more, Wendy Sherman, the chief U.S. negotiator with Iran, was also involved in talks with the North Koreans under the Bill Clinton administration and thus is somehow inherently suspect.
Why Iran views Islamic State fight through a conspiracy lens
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF October 22, 2014 @ 10:28amClick here to read more
The US and Iran may be following parallel tracks in their fight against jihadists of the so-called Islamic State, but decades of mutual hostility – and opposing aims in Syria – are shaping Iranian doubts and conspiracy theories about US motives.
Iran’s top leadership blames the US, CIA, Israel, and America's Sunni allies such as Saudi Arabia for “creating” the IS as a tool to undermine Iran. It's a way to ensure a permanent US troop presence in the Middle East and to create chronic regional tensions that benefit Israel, according to Iran.