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January 23, 2009

NSN Daily Update 1/23/09
Posted by The National Security Network

See today's complete daily update, "Upholding Values, Securing America," here.

What We're Reading

Barack Obama’s new strategy in Afghanistan could lead to the ousting of Afghan President Hamid Karzai who has waning Afghan and international support.

Great Britain is officially in a recession, which Prime Minister Gordon Brown admits he did not see coming.  Protests in Iceland over the financial crisis and government response turn violent.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense both said that if President Obama repeals “don’t ask don’t tell,” they will follow the law.

Peter W. Singer’s new book, Wired for War, about the new technologies of warfare and their challenges, will be released on Monday, January 26.

Commentary of the Day

Muammar Qaddafi writes about the Israeli-Arab conflict, proposing a shared one-state solution.

George Soros examines the political challenges of implementing a “Swedish model” good bank/bad bank solution for the financial crisis.

The LA Times looks at just how hard it will be to unravel the mess leftover from the Bush administration.

Spencer Ackerman lays out the main questions for the Obama administration's reform of detainee and interrogation policies.


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