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to advance world peace and human freedom, America must remain strong. If we have learned
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Obama: I Will Do 'Everything I Can' to Close Guantanamo

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

President Barack Obama says he will do everything he can to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

He made the statement in a CNN interview broadcast Sunday. He said the prison continued "to inspire jihadists and extremists around the world." He said the United States was spending millions of dollars for each inmate housed there, and he said it ran contrary to the values of the United States.

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After Pivotal 2014, Afghanistan Faces New Challenges With Less Help

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

Officials and politicians in Afghanistan believe the country's political and security transitions in 2014 have set the stage for a secure and prosperous future for the war-wounded nation. But critics are skeptical about the optimism and believe a lot will depend on how the new Afghan leaders tackle the challenges in the wake of dwindling foreign financial resources.

An intensified Taliban insurgency coupled with daunting economic and political governance challenged Afghanistan in 2014. 

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China Condemns 'Cyber Terrorism'

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

China condemned cyber terrorism, but said more proof is needed that North Korea hacked Sony Pictures. Its comments came a day after the United States asked China for help blocking cyber attacks from the North.

China says it opposes cyber attacks on third parties through making use of the facilities of another country. The comments from China’s Foreign Ministry came after the United States accused North Korea of hacking Sony Pictures.

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South Korea Nuclear Plant Operator Hacked

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

South Korea says the computers of its nuclear power plant operator have been hacked.

The Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) and the government said only “non-critical” data was stolen by the hackers, and that there was no risk to nuclear installations, including the country's 23 atomic reactors.

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Obama: Putin Has Not Outmaneuvered West

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

U.S. President Barack Obama says Russia's economic troubles show Russian President Vladimir Putin has not managed to outmaneuver him or the United States.

In an interview broadcast by CNN Sunday, Obama rejected the notion that Putin is a "chess master" who has outmaneuvered the United States and the West in the current standoff over Ukraine.

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Kerry: US-Cuba Thaw Will Advance Interests for Both

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba will advance U.S. interests as well as those of the Cuban people.

In an opinion piece published Saturday in the Miami Herald, Kerry said the 11 million people of Cuba have waited far too long - more than half a century - to, in his words, "fulfill their democratic aspirations" and build closer ties with the rest of the world. Kerry said Obama's decision reflected a "historic turning of the page" in the U.S.-Cuba relationship.

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Obama's failures tell us what to avoid

Published by: John Bolton

What role should foreign policy play in the 2016 presidential election campaign? With good reason, national-security issues will loom larger than at any point since the 2004 Bush-Kerry election. The international threats now facing America, Barack Obama's studied disinterest in dealing effectively with foreign challenges and adversaries and his pillaging and sacking of U.S. defense budgets have combined to leave the country and its allies in worldwide peril.

The 2014 congressional elections foreshadowed that voters understand better than many political “leaders” that we need greater focus on protecting the United States and advancing its interests internationally. In several campaigns, for example, national-security themes played major roles in Republican victories or helped challengers come far closer than originally anticipated.

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