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Category: National Security

Trial Without End in Guantánamo

by Lou Dubose | Apr 7, 2016 | Foreign Policy, National Security

  Image Credit: Edel Rodríguez “We are attempting to practice law here,” Cheryl Bormann said. The defense attorney’s response to Judge James L. Pohl in a war court hearing was something close to resigned capitulation from a lawyer who appears to have concluded she cannot provide an adequate defense for a client facing execution by the state. […]

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Irradiated Iraq

by Barbara Koeppel | Mar 30, 2016 | Foreign Policy, National Security, Politics

Image Credit: Edel Rodríguez When the United States revealed in January that it is testing a more nimble, more precise version of its B61 atom bomb, some were immediately alarmed. General James Cartwright, a former strategist for President Obama, warned that “going smaller” could make nuclear weapons “more thinkable” and “more usable.” However, what is little known […]

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Shocked! Shocked!

by Hannah Gais | Feb 24, 2016 | National Security, Politics

Photo Credit: Michael Vadon The 2016 presidential primary has featured a whole host of new lows. From a neo-fascist, crony-capitalist Republican front-runner, to the repeated attempts at red-baiting on the Democratic side against a Democratic socialist, no less, we’re on track for a Super Tuesday race to the bottom. A little over a week before 12 […]

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The Audacity of Keeping Calm

by Hannah Gais | Jan 15, 2016 | National Security

  Photo Credit: Robb Hohmann For those concerned that the United States is in danger of another terrorist attack, President Obama has two words for you: chill out. World War III won’t be ignited by the crumbling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks and twisted […]

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Rubio’s Reckless Foreign Policy

by Lawrence Wilkerson | Jan 13, 2016 | National Security, Politics

  Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tyler Kingsbury/Released When I went to work for Colin Powell in 1989 he was re-entering his Army career as a newly minted full general. He had just left Ronald Reagan’s White House after two years there, including time as national security advisor. He had plenty of stories and […]

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