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With Raids, Obama Renews Limited Force Doctrine

With Raids, Obama Renews Limited Force Doctrine

October 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

AFP 10/07/13 WASHINGTON (AFP) – By ordering risky raids against Islamic extremists in Somalia and Libya, US President Barack Obama has shown a renewed readiness to use force while trying to keep the scope limited. The twin commando operations in the lawless African states came even while the US government […]

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Kerry Says US raid in Libya was ‘Legal’, Vows Such Operations Will Go On

Kerry Says US raid in Libya was ‘Legal’, Vows Such Operations Will Go On

October 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

RT 10/07/13 Secretary of State John Kerry has justified the capture by US forces of a terrorism suspect in Tripoli as ‘legal and appropriate’. He thus responded to Libya governments’ demand for explanations over what happened. Kerry has reacted to the ‘kidnapping’ complaint from the Libyan government by recommending it […]

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Arizona Delegation Skeptical of Use of Military Force in Syria

Arizona Delegation Skeptical of Use of Military Force in Syria

September 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC 09/04/13 By Erin Kelly and Rebekah Sanders The Obama administration has no clear support yet among the U.S. House delegation from Arizona on the use of military force against Syria. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., said Wednesday that he will vote against a resolution to authorize military action […]

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Rules of War: What Are They? And Who Makes Them?

Rules of War: What Are They? And Who Makes Them?

August 30, 2013 at 8:26 am

DISCOVERY NEWS 08/30/13 By Eric Niiler President Obama has indicated this week he will consult international law before responding to the gas attacks in Syria, but experts say any U.S. military strike against the regime of Bashir al-Assad would violate the very same laws. These laws of war go back […]

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Quakers ‘Scrambling’ to Discourage Syria Bombing

Quakers ‘Scrambling’ to Discourage Syria Bombing

August 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/28/13 By Steven Nelson The advocacy group representing the Religious Society of Friends, more commonly known as Quakers, is hastily appealing for calm ahead of what it fears is an imminent U.S. military strike on Syria, which is two years into a civil war. “The […]

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CJP Grad Addresses Tens of Thousands at MLK Anniversary March in D.C., Decrying U.S.-Fostered Violence

CJP Grad Addresses Tens of Thousands at MLK Anniversary March in D.C., Decrying U.S.-Fostered Violence

August 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

EMU NEWS 08/26/13 By Bonnie Price Lofton Speaking to tens of thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Saturday (08/24/13), EMU grad Michael Shank cited Martin Luther King Jr.’s abhorrence of U.S.-sponsored violence around the world. In a two-minute speech marking the 50th anniversary of King’s March […]

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Hey Vegetarians: Congress Doesn’t Like You

Hey Vegetarians: Congress Doesn’t Like You

August 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm

THE NEW REPUBLIC 08/20/13 By Marin Cogan On most days, a vegetarian hill worker’s lunch options are depressing: soggy salad-bar greens, a greasy grilled cheese, or maybe—just maybe—a wrap from the sandwich station made of cheese and leftover garnishes. A few months ago, Michael Shank, then an aide to California […]

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Propaganda Ban Reversal Concerns Civil Libertarians

Propaganda Ban Reversal Concerns Civil Libertarians

July 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm

BUZZFEED 07/25/13 By Rosie Gray WASHINGTON — Civil libertarians are warning that an amendment to an anti-propaganda law that will allow United States government-made news to be spread to Americans could lead to “blowback” from our adversaries and inundate Americans with government propaganda. The change to the Smith-Mundt Act, which […]

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US-Funded News Can Now Reach Americans

US-Funded News Can Now Reach Americans

July 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm

RIA Novosti 07/15/13 By Maria Young In the last two weeks, US government-funded news broadcaster Voice of America has received more than a dozen requests for news stories it has produced for foreign audiences to be made available to listeners in the United States, something that hadn’t been allowed since […]

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Is President Obama Dangerous for Africa?

Is President Obama Dangerous for Africa?

July 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

FCN 07/05/13 By Jehron Muhammad (FinalCall.com) – President Obama’s trip to Africa maybe more wolf in sheep’s clothing. His trip is scheduled to include West, South and East Africa, and the nations of Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. The trip may be too little too late. “To some in Africa,” […]

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