Tuesday's global agenda: Obama talks to the world

In other news

Militant threats challenge the Pentagon's new Africa command. [The New York Times]

Thailand tightened security at the U.S. consulate in Chiang Mai in the wake of al Qaeda threats. [The Wall Street Journal]

The Pentagon favors a three-year drawdown in Afghanistan. [The Washington Post]

Lobbying and regulations: Susan Roth has been hired by Norway's embassy to “communicate with members of the media (such as the Washington Post, local TV stations) via telephone and email to provide information on Embassy-related events with the goal of securing media coverage of these events.”

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