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Yemen president en route to U.S.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh was en route to the United States formedical treatment, Yemen’s state news agency said on Monday, after a dramatic farewell speech that left his opponents wary. The announcement came a day after Saleh in a televised address apparently marking the end of his rule appealed for forgiveness from the Yemeni people…

50 years later, Eisenhower’s grim warning on military profit rings true

The term “military-industrial complex” entered the American lexicon 50 years ago today, when President Dwight Eisenhower warned of its dangers in an unusually frank farewell speech to the nation. “This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience,” Ike said in…