“The tide of war is receding.”

                              — President Barack Obama, Jan. 5, 2012, announcing cuts in the U.S. military

“Hezbollah uses Lebanese villages as military bases – Israel Defense Forces, Jan. 8, 2012

“Ahmadinejad: Acquiring the nuclear know-how is outcome of Iran’s resistance” – Iran’s English Radio IRIB World Service

“Iran holds military exercise near Afghan border“ Reuters, Jan. 7, 2012

“Iran tests long-range missile near Hormuz – Lebanon’s Daily Star, Jan. 3, 2012

“Global Terror: Potential Flash Points in 2012 – BBC News, Jan. 3, 2012

“Missile tech. boosts Iran military might” – Iran’s PressTV, Jan. 2, 2012

“North Korea vows a ‘sea of fire’ for South – Reuters, Jan. 1, 2012

“China To Target 1,800 Missiles at Taiwan In 2012“ – DefenseNews, May 20, 2011