Skepticism grows over Obama's 'no boots on the ground' war plan

| Sep 20, 2014

Skepticism grows over Obama's 'no boots on the ground' war plan

President Barack Obama faces growing skepticism in Washington over his plan to defeat Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria without U.S. ground troops, with critics blasting the strategy as unrealistic and half-hearted. Obama’s repeated vow that he will not order “boots on the ...

DPJ reshuffle may not lift party's fortunes

| Sep 18, 2014

DPJ reshuffle may not lift party's fortunes

Although the Democratic Party of Japan has shaken up its leadership, its chances of revival remain uncertain, political observers say. Launching the new team this week, DPJ President Banri Kaieda gave some key roles to individuals who have criticized his performance, in a bid ...