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ACA's First Arms Control Report Card Puts North Korea at the Bottom of the Class

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The Arms Control Association is a non-partisan, independent association based in the United States. The purpose of ACA is to promote and support effective arms control policies amongst the public. Founded in 1971, the ACA is known for its publication “Arms Control Today,” but its staff also provides broader commentary on various policy concerns for […]

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United States Waives Child Soldier Penalties

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On December 23, 2008, Congress passed the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008. This Act created prohibitions on offering various forms of assistance–particularly military assistance– to countries that recruit or use child soldiers (generally a child under 18 in most circumstances). Recently, the media ([1][2][3]) has been jumping on the story that President Obama has […]

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Is Opposing War Terrorism?

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On Sept. 24, the FBI raided six homes of anti-war activists in Minneapolis and two homes in Chicago.  “The warrants are seeking evidence in support of an ongoing Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation into activities concerning the material support of terrorism,” said Steve Warfield, spokesman for the FBI in Minneapolis. The residence of two anti-war […]

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Clinton's Remarks Indicates U.S. Desire to Become Involved in Sino-Japanese Island Dispute

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Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, is on a multi-Asian tour trying to strengthen U.S. ties to China, Japan, Vietnam, and other Asian nations.   A recent dispute over the Diayou/Senkaku islands between China and Japan in the East Asian Sea loomed over visit.  “We’ve encouraged both Japan and China to seek a peaceful resolution of […]

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U.S. Law Enforcement Approach to Afghan Drug Trade Spared Criticism

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai criticized a U.S.-Russian effort to crack down on the Afghan drug trade, but the criticism only fell to Russian involvement. President Karzai considered Russian participation an invasion of sovereignty and international law, but spared the United States any such criticism. The question remains whether President Karzai can fully support United States […]

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