Category Archives: World

Military Strategy Revised In Light of Reduced Spending

President Obama joined Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at the Pentagon on January 5 to announce a revised national security strategy, responding in part to budget cuts imposed on the Pentagon last year. The overall defense budget is now $662 billion, … Continue reading

Posted in World | Comments Off

U.S. Sanctions on Iran Raise Stakes in Middle East

On December 31, President Obama signed legislation that would impose sanctions on foreign banks handling transactions involving Iranian oil. The sanctions were imposed to pressure Iran into abandoning a suspected nuclear weapons program. Iran has reportedly begun enriching uranium at … Continue reading

Posted in World | Comments Off