The Pentagon has announced it is conducting joint exercises with Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with a contingent of approximately 600 US soldiers. The exercises are bilateral with each country involved and are occurring outside NATO in a revolving fashion. The move comes after a peace accord in Geneva appears to have broken down with fighting breaking out in East Ukraine over Easter.
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday February 28, 2011 7:15 pm|
The Texas State Board of Examiners claims they haven’t enough evidence to challenge the legitimacy of CIA torture contractor James Mitchell’s professional license to practice psychology. This is but the latest in a number of legal defeats in the now years-long attempt to bring torturers to justice. The campaign to bring these criminals to justice spans the continent, from Berkeley to Texas, from Ohio to New York, while abroad, efforts to investigate or prosecute U.S. torturers have met varying fates in Poland, Lithuania, Spain, and the United Kingdom. What more can be done to expose the war criminals, and bring them before the law?
|By: David Dayen Saturday April 3, 2010 10:30 am|
Yesterday featured yet another top official in the Obama Administration, this time economic advisor Austan Goolsbee, saying that unemployment is unacceptably high. In this case, he was talking about the minority community. But “unacceptably high” doesn’t make sense unless the Administration is doing whatever possible to drop that number. And what are they doing?