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State Department Ignored Warnings of Iranian Efforts to Destabilize Iraq

State Department counterterrorism officials warned in late April that Iran had “trained, funded, and provided guidance” to ethnic Iraqi terror groups bent on destabilizing the country. The April warning appears to directly contradict and undermine comments last week by a State Department spokeswoman claiming that the United States and Iran have a “shared interest.”… Click here to view original web ... Read More »

62.7% of U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since 2009

Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to overthrow the Taliban regime and prevent al Qaeda from using the country as a sanctuary, Afghanistan has had three presidential elections.

Hamid Karzai was elected in the first two, held on Oct. 9, 2004 and Aug. 20, 2009, and was ineligible to run for a third term in the presidential election held on Saturday...

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What Putin Is Afraid Of

Of all the questions, the greatest concern what Russians call their 9/11...

What good is an intelligence establishment if it can't answer questions we want answered?

Bank Rossiya, slapped with U.S. sanctions last month, is the "personal bank" of top Russian officials, the U.S. Treasury tells us. Its chief, Yuri Kovalchuk, "has been referred" to as one of President Vladimir Putin's "cashiers."

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Mexico to Surpass Japan as No. 2 Car Exporter to U.S.

Mexico is on track to overtake Japan and Canada and become the United States' No. 1 source of imported cars by the end of next year, part of a national manufacturing boom that has turned the auto industry into a bigger source of dollars than money sent home by migrants.

The multibillion-dollar wave of new factories is raising hopes that the North American Free Trade Agreement is fulfilling its promise of fueling growth and diminishing poverty south of the border, and it has turned a handful of central Mexican cities into bright spots of prosperity...

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