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Volume 36, Number 46, November 27, 2009

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Shift to the Pacific:
The Historic Mission of the United States

"Go West, young man" was a popular admonition of the post-Civil War United States, when the Transcontinental Railroad, industrialization, and millions of enterprising settlers moved across the vast territory of the country toward the Pacific Ocean, thus fulfilling the historic vision of the founders of the American Republic to establish a continental republic on these shores. Today, that admonition must be extended further, through a determination of the U.S. government to establish new partnerships for economic development with the nations of the Asian-Pacific and Indian-Ocean Basin, initially Russia, China, and India.

APEC Summit Affirms New Focus on Pacific

International Conference:
Russia Briefs Leaders on Railway Projects

Preparing To Join the Four Powers:
Why India Must Resolve Its Regional Conflicts

If India can resolve its historical conflicts along its borders to make possible the exchange of manpower and scientific and technological development, it has the wherewithal to become an equal partner in a Four-Power alliance to develop a new international economic system.

National

The Incredible Shrinking Obama Presidency

Not only are voters furious about the President's economic policies, health-care reform, and the Afghanistan War, but Members of Congress are getting the message that their own re-elections are in jeopardy, and are speaking out publicly.

Battle Call Sounded:
Exit from Afghanistan!

Why Are We Expending Lives in a Civil War?

By Capt. Matthew P. Hoh (ret.).

In Afghanistan, What Is Our Purpose?'

By Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.).

Algeria/Afghanistan:
The Inescapable Failure of Counterinsurgency

The late David Galula, a French lieutenant-colonel, wrote a book in 1964, Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice, which is still used as a manual by the U.S. Army. Based on his experience in the Algerian war, it is as incompetent as was the French attempt to win that war. By Jacques Cheminade.

Person & Pain: Brainwashed!

By Lyndon LaRouche.

Economics

Have We Got an (Underwater) Deal For You!

With every passing week, it becomes more apparent that the Obama Administration has been a complete failure. Wipe away the grimy layers of hype and spin, and all you find is catastrophe, a galloping, accelerating disaster.

Berlin Must Apply the Glass-Steagall Standard,
To Avoid Ungovernability

By Helga Zepp-LaRouche. Banks and financial institutions have proven that they control governments, and not the other way around. As a result, speculators are making more money than ever before, and the free fall of the real economy continues. The problem must be brought under control by the strict separation of commercial banks from investment banks.

Business Briefs

The LaRouche Show

Two Decades of Organizing for
the Four-Power Alliance

EIR's Russia and Eastern Europe Intelligence Director Rachel Douglas and Oyang Teng of the LaRouche Youth Movement discuss the history and future perspectives of the LaRouche movement's organizing in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Editorial

The British Agenda: Depopulation