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Shinzo Abe Stops Short of Apology for World War II

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Friday that Japan inflicted “immeasurable damage and suffering” on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology and said future generations of Japanese should not have to make them either.

In a widely anticipated statement marking the 70th anniversary of his country’s surrender, he said instead that Japan’s repeated past “heartfelt apologies” would remain unshakeable in the future.

Cuban Intelligence Following Reconciliation with the US

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Nearly a year after floating the idea, the Obama administration instructed the State Department to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. The delisting will have minimal impact on U.S. policy as the embargo of the island nation remains in place. In most instances, inclusion on the State Departments State Sponsor of Terrorism list comes with economic and political consequences, but for Cuba the delisting was certainly important, though mostly symbolic.

Concentrating American Power and Statecraft

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

America cannot militarily reinforce three major theaters in support of European and Asian allies and fight off the spread of three civil wars across the Middle East at the same time. Washington needs to make some hard decisions and prioritize which of these it can afford to sacrifice or walk away from.