Soldiers will not be happy to hear that Gen. Raymond Odierno has said that because of budget cuts some soldiers deployments in Afghanistan might be extended. I imagine they also are not happy about being used as pawns in the politics of sequestration.
Spiegel Online has an interesting article about how after the Arab Spring Al Jazeera is becoming the FOX news of the Middle East. Juan Cole also has a post on how Kuwait has been cracking down on criticism of its ruler since the onset of the Arab Spring.
The Pakistani cabinet has approved of the transfer of Gwadar Port to China. The remotely activated bomb in Quetta yesterday has claimed at least 64 lives, with the number expected to rise. Most of the victims are Shi’ites and the Sunni extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed responsibility.
While doing a homework assignment earlier this week I came across some interesting links at The Supreme Court Historical Society. One was the short documentary FDR & The Court-Packing Controversy and the other is Reminiscences and Documents Relating to the Civil War during the Year 1865 by John Campbell. The history of circuit riding also looks like a good read.
** Yemen: UN warns ex leaders of sanctions if they meddle
** Apache natural gas well has leak beneath floor of U.S. Gulf
** Fracking is the only way to achieve Obama climate change goals, says senior scientist
** Most Americans will retire worse off than parents
** Don’t Blink, or You’ll Miss Another Bailout ~ Gretchen Morgenson
Step aside Gangnam Style, it’s time for the Harlem Shake.