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The Rundown - June 28

News & views on RFE/RL's broadcast region

# Voters have approved a new draft constitution

Sunday Talk Show Round-up
# "This Week" interviews CIA Director Leon Panetta
# "Face the Nation" interviews Liam Fox
# "Meet the Press" interviews Senator John McCain
# The analysis of Shields and Brooks

# "Taliban: McChrystal Sacking a 'Victory'" - Mushtaq Yusufzai, "Daily Beast"
# "Afghanistan: Team Effort" - George Packer, "The New Yorker"
# "Our Mission in Afghanistan" - Liam Fox, "The Wall Street Journal"
# Tom Ricks thinks General Petraeus will have a harder time in Afghanistan
# "Petraeus, Obama, and the War in Afghanistan" - Fouad Ajami, "The Wall Street Journal"
# More than $3 billion has been flown out of Kabul in the last three years
# "The Washington Post" reports Afghan officials are holding corruption inquiries

# The heads of Pakistan's army and intelligence service are in Kabul today
# Cyril Almeida on the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan
# "Dawn" reports on Islamic schools for women in Pakistan

# "The Obama-Medvedev Summit" - Nikolas Gvosdev, "National Interest"
# "The Kremlin's Nuclear Trump Card" - Stephen Rademaker, "Moscow Times"

# Roshanak Taghavi thinks Iran fears falling oil sales more than sanctions

# Barack Obama has nominated Jim Jeffrey to be ambassador to Iraq
# "The New York Times" reports on political wrangling in Iraq

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "Endless War, A Recipe for 4-Star Arrogance" - Andrew Bacevich, "The Washingoton Post"
# "Wars Fought and Wars Googled" - Scott Shane, "The New York Times"
# Al Kamen's "In the Loop"

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