Security

 
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  Dear Obama: Messages from victims of the LRA

In this video from VII photographer Marcus Bleasdale, victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa call upon President Obama for urgent and decisive action to neutralize the LRA.

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Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap threatens to upend Middle East politics

The prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas could push the Palestinian government further toward its bid for statehood at the U.N.

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Herman Cain thinks Uzbekistan doesn’t matter. He’s wrong.

Herman Cain recently dismissed Uzbekistan as a country Americans shouldn’t care about. Joshua Foust explains why he’s wrong.

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UN resolution on Syria fails after double veto

A U.N. resolution threatening sanctions on Syria failed to pass after two vetoes from China and Russia. While European countries and the U.S. express outrage, Turkey plans to press on with sanctions.

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ACLU criticizes killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, calling it a ‘dangerous’ precedent

In an interview with Need to Know, the ACLU’s deputy legal director said the killing of the radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki set a dangerous precedent in which “U.S. citizens far from any battlefield can be executed by their own government.”

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  Blood on the grass

VII photojournalist Ron Haviv gives us an emotional look at a group of young men and their coach playing American football in Juarez, the most violent city in Mexico.

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  Tom Kean on national security since 9/11

On the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, Need to Know host Alison Stewart talks with the Chair of the 9/11 Commission, Tom Kean, about where our country has come since 9/11 in terms of security and what remains to be done.

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  David Potorti on waging peace after 9/11

David Potorti, a founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, discusses his organization’s anti-war and anti-conflict efforts.

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  In Perspective: Where does 9/11 stand as a turning point in U.S. history?

A decade after one of the most tragic days in America’s history, Jon Meacham reflects on the legacy of September 11, 2001, and wonders how it will be remembered in the years to come.