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RT : Extraordinary Rendition permission slip ( show at )
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april 2019 by delong
This War Will Destabilize The Entire Mideast Region And Set Off A Global Shockwave Of Anti-Americanism vs. No It Won’t
This War Will Destabilize The Entire Mideast Region And Set Off A Global Shockwave Of Anti-Americanism vs. No It Won’t
onion  iraq  gwot  journalism 
october 2018 by mookieproof
Andrew Sullivan
"The middle part of the country -- the great red zone that voted for Bush -- is clearly ready for war. The decadent left in its enclaves on the coasts is not dead -- and may well mount a fifth column." -- Andrew Sullivan, 16 September 2001
history  quotes  politics  assholes  gwot 
june 2018 by mookieproof
The ISIS Files: When Terrorists Run City Hall - The New York Times
They wielded power through two complementary tools: brutality and bureaucracy.
isis  gwot 
april 2018 by mikeRuns
Re-Branded and Expanded: Visual Politics and the Implications of Guantanamo’s Make-Over | Duck of Minerva
There is a certain theatre to the Global War on Terror (GWoT). From the opening sequence of 9/11 to the shock and awe campaign ’ s projection of American…
GWOT  Gitmo  US_foreign_policy  US_military  soft_power  Trump-foreign_policy  from instapaper
march 2018 by dunnettreader
‘An Endless War’: Why 4 U.S. Soldiers Died in a Remote African Desert
More than 16 years after 9/11 spurred a broad fight against terrorism, some Americans say it’s time to look at how the country is deploying its forces.
Niger  war  clippings  GWOT  foreign+policy  Africa 
february 2018 by mjb
A Primer on the Merits Issues in ACLU v. Mattis (the U.S. Citizen Enemy Combatant Case) - Lawfare
First, and perhaps most importantly, note that this would be the first occasion for a court to address a question that has loomed for several years now: Does the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) extend to the Islamic State? The question has never been in the courts in a serious way before because it pretty much requires a detention case of this kind to ensure judicial review, and no detainee arising out of the conflict with ISIS has previously been in a position to bring a habeas petition. As a result, the Obama and Trump administrations have not really had to confront the possibility that the AUMF is best read not to encompass ISIS (and, by extension, that the detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 do not reach ISIS members). This has sapped executive interest in pushing Congress to pass a new AUMF explicitly focused on ISIS, among other things. Should this case go forward on the merits, that level of interest may suddenly change, particularly if and when the courts begin to express doubt on the matter.
War  GWOT  ISIS  National.Security  Grand.Strategy  Strategy 
january 2018 by lukemperez

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