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Eyewall of Category 2 Hurricane Dorian just off S.C. coast

As of 11 a.m., Dorian was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane but still packs sustained winds of 110 mph, with higher gusts. The eye of the storm is only about 50 miles (80 kilometers) ESE of the coast of Charleston, S.C.

Can a chimp beat scientists in 2010 hurricane predictions? Special

Washington - NOAA's track record in predicting the number of Atlantic hurricanes is so abysmal that a trained chimp could do better, says The National Center for Public Policy Research, and they're putting him to the test in storm, climate and weather predictions.

U.S. military expects more troop deaths, body bags next year

United States President Barack Obama's surge strategy in Afghanistan has now made military officials expectant of an increase in deaths by next year.

Op-Ed: Is Obama surging or escalating in Afghanistan?

While purists on the left and right dutifully support wars waged by their ideological leaders, an increasing number of Americans are rightly debating the wisdom of President Obama’s recent and significant escalation of the war in Afghanistan.

UCLA Study Casts Doubt on Surge's Success in Baghdad

A team of UCLA geographers has uncovered fresh evidence that last year's U.S. troop surge in Iraq may not have been as effective at improving security as some U.S. officials have maintained.

Op-Ed: Barack Obama Scrubs His Website Of Surge Criticisms

There were some changes to Barack Obama's official website over the weekend, where his long standing criticisms of the troop surge have been removed and his claim that the surge would produce no progress has disappeared.

Crude oil gains $11 in two days, set to hit $150 by July

Crude prices have went up by $11 in the last two days. Meanwhile, Morgan Stanley has predicted that oil prices can reach as high as $150 by July 4.

Op-Ed: War News - Let's Surge Some More

Our men and women of the American Armed Services have expressed time and time again that they very strongly DEMAND that they be allowed to WIN. Perhaps this is why the defeatists of all political walks of life are so sad.

Op-Ed: The American Troop Surge and Political Tomfoolery

In recent weeks, we have seen the political front in Iraq make great progress directly related to the success of the Troop Surge. Much to the chagrin of our political hacks and cretins, the political successes in Iraqi are now sailing full speed ahead.

OP Ed: Conservatives pull a childish trick--What Murtha really said.

Like a ravenous dog pouncing on a steak Conservatives have seized on remarks made by Rep. John Murtha, D-PA and ripped them from their context in order to make it appear that he had retreated from is belief that US troops should be withdrawn from Iraq.

'Surge' in hijacked PC networks

Around 30% of computers are hijacked by hackers to send out spam and viruses

US approves of more troops for Iraq

Robert Gates, the US Defense Secretary has approved a request for 2,200 added military police troops to aid in the security of Iraq's capital.

Baghdad set for big security push

US military officials say that a command centre for a joint US-Iraqi offensive aimed at restoring security in Baghdad is due to go into operation on Monday.

'New troops may leave Iraq in coffins'

Radical Iraqi cleric warns American that more soldiers will die

"Surge": Some Good News (Updated From Speech, New Facts)

AS most know Bush will go live tonight to talk about sending a surge of troops into Iraq, Here is a quick update on what the white house has recently said.

Surge is final - Bush adding 21,500 troops to Iraq force

Unswayed by anti-war passions, President Bush will send 21,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq and build the American presence there toward its highest level to quell worsening bloodshed.

Private Military Contractors in Iraq Top 100K

As the debate in Washington with regards to increasing the troop levels In Iraq heats up, an estimated 100 thousand mercenaries find themselves missing from the equation.

Sen. Kennedy introduces requiring congressional approval for any troop surge

The Massachusetts Democrat introduced legislation to require congressional approval before force levels can be increased, more than a day before the president is expected to propose such an increase.

Blair refuses to match US troop 'surge' in Iraq

Tony Blair is finally standing up as US loses the faith of its strongest and ardent ally. This is bad news for Bush as he prepares to announce his plans tomorrow in a televised address. When will he understand that more of a failed strategy will not help?

Senator confirms US troop plan

Senator Gordon Smith, Oregon confirms weeks of rumors.

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