Senate confirms John Brennan as new CIA director The Senate on Thursday confirmed John Brennan as the Obama administration's next Central Intelligence Agency director, overcoming concerns expressed by Republicans and some Democrats about the administration's use of lethal drone strikes. More
As Iraq seeks U.S. arms, bombs kill another 55 "The first thing the prime minister will ask for is to accelerate the processes for the shipment of drones and F-16s," Deputy National Security Adviser Safa al-Sheikh Hussein told Reuters in an interview last week. "The initial response from the U.S. was ... 10/28/2013 - 1:12 am | View Link
As Iraq seeks U.S. arms, bombs kill another 55 "The first thing the prime minister will ask for is to accelerate the processes for the shipment of drones and F-16s," Deputy National Security Adviser Safa al-Sheikh Hussein told Reuters in an interview last week. "The initial response from the U.S. was ... 10/27/2013 - 5:25 am | View Link
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U.S. shifts, will consider sale of F-16s to Taiwan SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The White House said it is seriously considering an arms sale that would help modernize and increase the size of Taiwan’s air force. The shift in position coincides with the confirmation of Mark Lippert, a former aide to ... 04/28/2012 - 7:55 am | View Link
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Morocco’s Air Force Reloads: F-16s all in Aug 29/12: F-16s. The last 3 Moroccan F-16s leave Texas and head to Ben Guerir AB, Morocco. That makes 22 F-16s, with 2 more delivered and remaining behind at Edwards ... 03/4/2014 - 5:28 pm | View Website
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China's exports plunged by an unexpectedly large 18 percent in February, possibly denting hopes trade will help drive the slowing economy while communist leaders push ambitious promised reforms.
Weakness in key European and U. S. export markets could raise the risk of politically dangerous job losses in trade-reliant industries that employ millions of workers at a time when communist leaders want to focus on restructuring China's economy.
Growth accelerated but quickly faded once the government spending ended.
 Chinese leaders have said there is little that additional stimulus can do to spur growth and improvements will have to come from longer-term reforms.