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Anarchy, ISIS, and Democracy in the Middle East

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  International Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

As the United States contemplates the use ofmilitary force against ISIL, Congress and President Obama should work together on a strategy before authorizing and implementing military force. There are two general policy positions on the shape of U.S. force: limited intervention using the Powell Doctrine, or correctly implementing what President George W. Bush set out […]

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Death of Top Al Qaeda Officials Confirmed

By   /  April 25, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) has confirmed the death of its two most senior leaders, Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi. The group posted a statement on its website late Saturday night, a week after the U.S. reported the deaths, which followed a joint Iraqi-U.S. strike on April 18. U.S. officials called the loss […]

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Insurgents Kill Vice Mayor of Kandahar

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Insurgents killed the Vice Mayor of Kandahar during prayers at a local mosque. In neighboring Khost Province, NATO troops fired on a car with 12 people inside, killing two insurgents. The other 10 were civilians, including a 12 year old boy. The terrorist attacks in Kandahar are aimed at competent officials. By killing then, the […]

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Leaked Video Shows Killing of Journalist in Iraq

By   /  April 7, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

On Monday, Wikileaks.org released a video from 2007 revealing an unprovoked attack on a Reuters photographer and others by U.S. forces in Iraq. The video has been confirmed authentic by military officials, yet multiple Freedom of Information Act requests to obtain the 38-minute video were denied. In the video, U.S. forces mistake a camera and […]

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Co-ordinated Suicide Bombings Kill at Least 33 in Diyala Provice

By   /  March 3, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Officials have estimated that at least 33 people were killed and another 55 wounded in three coordinated suicide bombings in Iraq’s Diyala Provice on Wednesday, four days before parliamentary elections are to be held. Within minutes, three separate bombings had occurred which targeted an Iraqi police station, the main provincial building, and a hospital, in […]

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