Posted by Bridgette
Important Cable Releases by Wikileaks
Days 1 – 6
The Drip, Drip, Drip of Wikileaks
This is a composite of the most important information that was released by Wikileaks to various news outlets. This references Days 1 – 6 by the UK’s Guardian. Of the reported 250,000 downloaded cables, only a fraction have been released. These serve as insight into our government’s relationships with other countries. They also may permanently damage our image throughout the world, highlight our inability to maintain our secret documents, and otherwise inhibit a trusting relationship with many countries. This doesn’t cover the danger that those who divulged their opinions ” in secret” may now face in the countries they represent.
Posted in Foreign Policy, Government Policies, National Policy
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Posted by Bridgette
Obama’s Battles With Advisers Over Exit Plan For Afghan War
Bob Woodward’s Book Details
By Steve Luxenberg, Washington Post
September 22, 2010
President Obama urgently looked for a way out of the war in Afghanistan last year, repeatedly pressing his top military advisers for an exit plan that they never gave him, according to secret meeting notes and documents cited in a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.
Posted in Foreign Policy, Government Policies, Military, Terrorism, Uncategorized
Tagged Adm. Mike Mullen, Afghan Taliban, Afghan War, Al-Qaeda, Barack Obama, Bob Woodward, CIA, David Axelrod, Director of National Intelligence, Gen. David H. Petraeus, Gen. James E. Cartwright, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, James L. Jones, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Biden, Mike McConnell, National Security Agency, Obama's Wars, President Hamid Karzai, Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, Steve Luxenberg, Thomas E. Donilon, US Ambassador Karl W. Bikenberry, Victory not Objective