Counterterrorism

Let's Not Turn Inward In The Era Of Trump

  Let's Not Turn Inward To believe our lives are inextricably linked with others is lovely. To live out that belief can be hard. It becomes difficult to set priorities when so much is under attack. People make decisions about this all the time. With money: pay rent or buy food? With energy: fight for … Continue reading Let's Not Turn Inward In The Era Of Trump

Paris Attacks Highlight Western Vulnerability, And Our Selective Grief And Outrage

. . . let's not do that. Weaponized mourning. Let's not do that. Collective punishment of those assumed to be similar to the assumed perpetrators. Let's not do that. Muslims lives count. ~ Kate Scott As France enters yet another period of mourning, Lebanon is just emerging from one. Not that you probably heard anything … Continue reading Paris Attacks Highlight Western Vulnerability, And Our Selective Grief And Outrage

White House Exempts Syria Airstrikes From Tight Standards On Civilian Deaths

Amid reports of women and children killed in U.S. air offensive, official says the 'near certainty' policy doesn’t apply The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq. … Continue reading White House Exempts Syria Airstrikes From Tight Standards On Civilian Deaths

Obama Tells The Nation That America Is Going Back To War In Iraq

The United States is headed back to war in Iraq, but it won't be the type of war waged during President George W. Bush's time in office. As President Barack Obama told the nation in a televised 15-minute address given on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there won't be any … Continue reading Obama Tells The Nation That America Is Going Back To War In Iraq