Obama Defends Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

“We don’t leave our men and women behind,” said the president, in a press conference in Warsaw. “Regardless of the circumstances, whatever those circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an American soldier back if he’s held in captivity. We don’t condition that.” President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the prisoner trade agreement that secured the release of […]

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U.S. Vows to Support New Palestinian Government, Much to Israel’s Distress

The new Palestinian unity government headed by President Mahmoud Abbas seeks to resolve conflict over the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but its cooperation with Hamas has raised some international concern, especially from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu The Obama Administration has promised to cooperate with and financially support the new Palestinian unity government, drawing the ire of Israeli officials […]

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Apple Takes a Cautious Step Towards Bitcoin

As part of its ongoing developer conference this week, Apple has added a section to its developer guidelines regarding apps for virtual currencies, including, possibly, Bitcoin. If you look for Bitcoin apps in the App Store right now, you’ll notice most of them are tickers that monitor Bitcoin’s exchange rate. But if you use Bitcoin yourself and want to move […]

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The U.S.-Afghanistan Prisoner Swap Doesn’t Signal Peace on the Horizon

The Taliban remains ideologically divided, and the Afghan government isn’t necessarily prepared for talks. Bowe Bergdahl, the last remaining U.S. POW in Afghanistan, has been released in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo. This is, quite simply, a remarkable achievement. In past wars, the U.S. has had greater success recovering its POWs after the fighting has stopped, and […]

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50 Best iPhone Apps

From mainstay essentials to notable newcomers, here’s the 2014 edition of our 50 Best iPhone Apps list. 1Password iTunes Using the same password for all your accounts is like taking a skeleton key that opens every secured thing you use or live in and hanging it around your neck with a sign that reads “rob me.” On the other hand, […]

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None Dare Call It Ransom

Troops weigh in on the wisdom of swapping one of their own for imprisoned Taliban leaders There are still 73,547 U.S. troops unaccounted for from World War II. Better technology has steadily reduced MIAs—down to 7,883 in Korea, and 1,642 in Vietnam. In Afghanistan, there was only a single American soldier missing in action. The Taliban captured Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl […]

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