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Four Years Ago Obama Promised to Investigate Afghan Massacre. Has Anything Happened Since?

Four Years Ago Obama Promised to Investigate Afghan Massacre. Has Anything Happened Since?
In his first year in office, President Barack Obama pledged to “collect the facts” on the death of hundreds, possibly thousands, of Taliban prisoners of war at the hands of U.S.-allied Afghan forces in late 2001. Almost four years later, there’s no sign of progress.
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Senator: Military Rape is Just Part of 'Nature'

Senator: Military Rape is Just Part of 'Nature'
In Tuesday's Senate Armed Services committee hearing, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) defended rape and sexual assault that occurs in the military, saying, "The young folks coming in to each of your services are anywhere from 17 to 22 or 23. Gee-whiz, the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things to occur. So, we've got to be very careful on our side."
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Rape Victim: Retaliation Prevalent In Military

 Rape Victim: Retaliation Prevalent In Military
Retaliation is part of a military-wide pattern that has prevented countless cases from being reported and investigated, exacerbating the epidemic, according to victims' advocates. A Pentagon report released earlier this month found 62 percent of sexual assault victims in the military who reported being attacked say they faced some kind of retaliation afterward.
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Army Soldier to Admit Massacre of 16 Afghan Villagers

Army Soldier to Admit Massacre of 16 Afghan Villagers
The Army staff sergeant charged with slaughtering 16 villagers during one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty, his attorney told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
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'Not Enough': Rights Groups Respond to Obama's Foreign Policy Speech

'Not Enough': Rights Groups Respond to Obama's Foreign Policy Speech
Human and civil rights groups generally responded to Obama's foreign policy speech by saying that though they welcomed the president's decision to directly address long-ignored issues, but there remained enormous problems with his many of his declarations and formulations surrounding these controversial policies.
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Obama Administration Admits Drone Attacks Killed 4 US Citizens

Obama Administration Admits Drone Attacks Killed 4 US Citizens
The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech by President Barack Obama in which he plans to pledge more transparency to Congress in his counterterrorism policy.
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Military's Sexual Misconduct Woes Continue With Revelations of Secret In-Bathroom Videotaping by West Point Sergeant

Military's Sexual Misconduct Woes Continue With Revelations of Secret In-Bathroom Videotaping by West Point Sergeant
An Army sergeant has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping at least a dozen women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom.
The Army said Wednesday that Sgt. 1st Class Michael McClendon is facing charges of dereliction of duty, mistreatment, entering a women's bathroom without notice, and taking and possessing inappropriate photos and videos of women who were nake
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LOLITA C. BALDOR
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American Drones: Hitmen for Hire

American Drones: Hitmen for Hire
Everyone is a potential target in the War on Terror’s lingering “With Us or Against Us” protection racket, and drones are the crooked-nosed enforcers that kill without remorse, without hesitation and without accountability.
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Warnographic Bin Laden Raid Images and Video Need Not See Light of Day, Court Says

Warnographic Bin Laden Raid Images and Video Need Not See Light of Day, Court Says
A federal appeals court Tuesday backed the U.S. government's decision not to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was killed by U.S. commandos.
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Steve Cooper
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