Ensuring America's access to oil is not only a vital goal, but one backed up by the full force of the U.S. military.
On Tuesday, I wrote my friend and sometime doctor, Miriam Garfinkle, to say I'd run low on the olive oil, from Palestine, that she sells.
On Israel's 60th anniversary last April, Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised Canada's "unshakable" support for Israel.
The U.S. military now routinely outsources translation and intelligence gathering. We speak with journalist Pratap Chatterjee, author of an upcoming book on contracting out in the military.