The Toll 12/19/10: Korean Situation Coming to a Head

by Dave McGill

The pot continues to simmer on the Korean peninsula. The south is planning an artillery bombardment of the same island that was recently attacked by the north and the north is vowing to retaliate if that happens. China is imploring the south to cease any provocation, while the U.S. is saying that the shelling of the disputed island represents no threat to the north.

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The Toll 11/28/10: The War to Nowhere

by Dave McGill

We are now in the 10th year of the war in Afghanistan, a guerilla conflict in which the enemy makes an appearance one minute and is gone the next, only to show up somewhere else – if, in fact, it can even be identified. A few months ago this became the longest war in U.S. history and on Friday, our military operation there became longer than the one conducted by the Soviet Union in the 1980’s.

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