The Guardian says the word is a dangerous place. Actually, independent defence experts said this:
Launching the International Institute for Strategic Studies' (IISS) annual assessment of global security threats, John Chipman, its director general, said: "Many parts of the world are engaged in brutal combat ... Overall, the dangerous triptych of Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran continues to dominate the security agenda as do the wider, iconic problems of terrorism and proliferation."
Well, that gets your attention, doesn't it?
If not, try this from Moscow: Russia Has “Asymmetric Response” to U.S. Missile Defense Plans. Is it just me, or does this sound like the Cold War is just around the corner? (Or possibly already here: we spend as much now on defence as we did during the height of the Cold War, fyi.)
Our team in the next Cold War will be a different lineup: Poland is poised to allow (defective) U.S. missile shield interceptors in its borders.
And then there's bird flu.
All this bad news have you reaching for your Xanax? Never fear, our leaders have a plan. "The axis of feeble" will not let world events sway them from their goal: building their legacy.