Is ISIS a Direct Threat to the U.S.?

By: Thursday August 14, 2014 9:05 am

Is ISIS a Direct Threat to the U.S.? Doubtful.

 

#BringBackOurGirls Brings Back the Blowback?

By: Friday May 9, 2014 1:23 pm

Will a well-meaning social media campaign to rescue kidnapped girls result in military action and, as a result, more blowback against the United States? Could our intervention in Nigeria make Boko Haram stronger?

In recent days, Americans have become aware of the 276 kidnapped Muslim schoolgirls, taken at gunpoint from their classroom in Nigeria by the militant Boko Haram movement.

The Roundup

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 5:55 am

❖ A report from Stanford and New York Universities concludes, “Civilians are being ‘terrorised’ 24 hours a day by CIA drone attacks that target mainly low-level militants in north-west Pakistan”. The “report also details hundreds of civilian casualties . . . estimating that between 474 and 881 civilians” were killed between 2004-12.

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