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Liberty NewsWire: March 15, 2012

 

Liberty NewsWire: March 15, 2012

In a near-simultaneous announcement, the Afghan Taliban said it was suspending nascent peace talks with the United States seen as a strong chance to end the country's decade-long conflict, blaming "shaky, erratic and vague" U.S. statements.

The Taliban decision to suspend the talks was a blow to NATO hopes of a negotiated settlement to the war, which has cost the United States $510 billion and the lives of over 1,900 soldiers. – Reuters

Afghanistan

Reuters – Taliban Says Suspending Afghan Peace Talks With United States

AFP – Afghanistan Wants Early Takeover of Security: Karzai

TSA & Travel Freedom

USA Today – TSA Tries Letting Older Fliers Keep Shoes On at Airports

Medicine and Health

BBC News – Should It Be Legal to Pay For Bone Marrow Donations?

Privacy

The Washington Times – Out of 'Hobby' Class, Drones Lifting Off For Personal, Commercial Use

State Department

Washington Post – State Dept. Moves to Fire Peter Van Buren, Author of Book Critical of Iraq Reconstruction Effort    

Federal Reserve

Seattle Times – Fed Now Tweeting, But Keep Expectations in Check

Bloomberg – Tarullo’s Revolution Reprograms Fed’s Regulation of U.S. Banks


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