Security

 
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Memo to NATO: Stay out of Syrian conflict

NATO may talk a big game when it comes to global security, but its ability to affect war and peace outside of Europe is limited, writes contributor Joshua Foust.

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A hollow victory: The slow unraveling of Libya

There’s been a months-long string of horrifying stories coming out of Libya that seems to merit mostly shrugs. Joshua Foust asks: What is going on?

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  Texas justice

How did an unlikely alliance between left and right lead to a revolution in how criminals are treated in Texas? Need to Know’s Maria Hinojasa explains.

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When intervention fails

For contributor Joshua Foust, humanitarian interventions are often advocated for and executed with little thought about what the international community will do once they’re over and the messy work of reconciliation and rebuilding begins.

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  American Voices: A combat doctor on caring for our returning veterans

Dr. Todd Baker, who ran an emergency room in a military hospital in Baghdad, offers ideas about how to care for returning vets.

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  Coming home: The enduring sacrifice

Maria Hinojosa updates her report about military veterans who are having difficulty finding work and, in some cases, have become homeless after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The psychology of why we’re so gung ho about war with Iran

Two polls published Tuesday show that a majority of Americans support a pre-emptive strike on Iran. Why? According to a new paper, the way we talk about Iran might have something to do with it.

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With Putin’s win, a new chance for reset with Russia

Vladimir Putin’s victory in the Russian presidential election may be disappointing, Joshua Foust writes, but it represents a chance for the U.S. and Russia to start anew.

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The Stratfor files: Much ado about nothing

Much like Cablegate, WikiLeak’s latest data dump will go a long way toward making both the government and the corporations that work with government agencies more secretive and less transparent, writes contributor Joshua Foust.