NUKEWARS
Good News Arrives in Open Envelope and LetterObama vows to work with Russia to reduce nuclear arsenals
Washington (AFP) Feb 12, 2013 – US President Barack Obama vowed in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday to work with the Kremlin to reduce both Russia and America’s stockpiles of nuclear weapons. “We will engage Russia to seek further reductions in our nuclear arsenals and continue leading the global effort to secure nuclear materials that could fall into the wrong hands,” Obama promised. Obama came to office … more

THE STANS
Obama sets sights on exit from Afghanistan war
Washington (AFP) Feb 12, 2013 – President Barack Obama’s announcement to withdraw half the US force in Afghanistan shows his determination to end the war, but leaves open the question of long-term American support for Kabul. In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Obama unveiled plans to scale back American forces from 66,000 to 32,000 within 12 months, as part of a long-standing goal by Washington and its allies to … more

THE STANS
34,000 US troops home from Afghanistan in next year: source
Washington (AFP) Feb 12, 2013 – US President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union address Tuesday that he will pull 34,000 US troops home from Afghanistan in the next year, a source familiar with his speech said. The long-awaited move will effectively halve the size of the current 66,000-strong US force in Afghanistan, ahead of a final withdrawal of most foreign combat troops by the end of 2014. The sou … more