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WIB politics November 1, 2016 0

Muslim U.S. Army soldiers bow in prayer during the celebration of Eid-Al-Fitr at Fort Jackson in South Carolina in 2009. U.S. Army photo Fighting fundamentalism in America by NATE TERANI I’m not an immigrant, but my grandparents are. More than 50 years ago, they arrived in New York City from Iran. I... Read more
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke at a meeting of the International Syria Support Group Ceasefire Task Force on March 3, 2016 to express U.S. support for the ongoing effort to nurture the cessation of hostilities in Syria. U.S. State Department photo We have the numbers to... Read more
MRE lunch. Phillip Stewart photo via Flickr Stock up! by BREENA KERR When doomsday “preppers” start stockpiling emergency food, it’s usually because of a typhoon, a terrorist attack or some event that signals that the end times is near. This month, the horrifying event du jour is the U.S. presidential election.... Read more
A poster depicting former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, currently on trial at the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity. Clara Sanchiz photo via Flickr More governments will follow by PETER DOERRIE Three African countries — South Africa, Burundi and The Gambia — pulled out of the International Criminal Court in August 2016. They are the... Read more
U.S. Marines training troops in Africa. U.S. Marine Corps photo Podcast — war has changed, but its legal and ethical framework hasn’t by MATTHEW GAULT More than 8,000 U.S. soldiers are fighting in Afghanistan right now. Military advisers are overseeing the war against the Islamic State and the battle to retake Mosul, backed... Read more
The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Chucka_nc photo via Flickr Why it’s so hard to reduce the U.S. military budget by WILLIAM D. HARTUNG Through good times and bad, regardless of what’s actually happening in the world, one thing is certain — in the long run, the Pentagon budget won’t go down. It’s not that that... Read more
Peace marchers during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Photo via Wikipedia A tradition as old as the American republic by JOSEPH TREVITHICK & MATTHEW GAULT The objectively low levels of violence in 2016 — brawls at rallies aside — is a relatively recent phenomenon. In 240 years, assassins have gunned down four sitting presidents. Myriad... Read more
Central Intelligence Agency photo Squabble over analysis prompted dueling accusations by JOSEPH TREVITHICK A recently-released memo suggests that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency might have tried to ruin a Defense Department employee’s career in a squabble over intelligence analysis. On July 25, 2014, the CIA told the Pentagon that one... Read more
Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Gage Skidmore photo via Flickr Heated politics have a habit of exploding by MATTHEW GAULT & JOSEPH TREVITHICK What do you get when you mix a desperate, populist demagogue and a losing presidential bid — following a year of sporadic, small-scale political... Read more
An Ethiopian soldier takes aim. U.S. Navy photo Crackdown on social media follows a bloody campaign by the state by PETER DOERRIE The Ethiopian government declared a nationwide state of emergency in October 2016 that severely restricts democratic rights. Rallies and public gatherings are now prohibited without prior permission, and the security... Read more
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