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Category: Foreign Policy

In the Bush Administration, Treaties Ain’t Sweeties

by Patricia Jurewicz | May 1, 2005 | Foreign Policy

He’s never encouraged Washington’s payment of United Nations dues, supported American participation in the International Criminal Court or suggested the strengthening of international disarmament treaties. So it was no surprise when President George W. Bush nominated Undersecretary of State John Bolton to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If John Bolton, a […]

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Home From the War: The 200-Year Struggle of Returning Soldiers for Their Rights

by Paul Dickson, Tom Allen | Apr 1, 2005 | Books, Foreign Policy

The next time you see one of those yellow “Support Our Troops” ribbons on a passing car think about what happens after the soldiers come home from war. They become veterans, and supporting veterans usually costs more money than a supposedly grateful nation cares to spend. This seems to happen after every war, but now […]

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Knight Ridder’s Verdict: Iraq Is a Wreck

by WS Editors | Feb 1, 2005 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Days after the president’s second term acceptance speech, which was full of optimism for the blessed success of democracy and freedom in Iraq, the Middle East and the world, the White House revealed that, on top of the $25 billion in “emergency spending” in Iraq already approved for this year, it will ask Congress for […]

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Aid for Tsunami Victims | Good Election News | U.S. to “Disappear” Suspected Terrorists

by WS Editors | Jan 15, 2005 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Off the Air—It took President Bush three days from the time of the tsunami disaster to meet with reporters at his Texas ranch. He told them that the United States would send $15 million in foreign aid to help the victims of the earthquake and tidal wave in southern Asia, a historic cataclysm that has […]

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A Corporate Free-for-All Becomes a Fee for All

by WS Editors | Jul 15, 2004 | Foreign Policy, Uncategorized

A COVER-UP—In Iraq, the worst contracts could turn out to be “task-order” agreements. Christopher Yukins, an associate professor of government contract law at George Washington University, told Government Executive magazine in June that task-order contracts are also “non-competitive.” The most infamous of these contracts allowed the Army to hide its procurement of private-sector interrogators at the Abu […]

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