September 11

Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on Terror

Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on Terror
President Obama, like President George W. Bush before him, has claimed that the 2001 authorization is the domestic legal basis of the authority to kill and detain not only members of al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan but also their “associated forces.”
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Zero Dark Thirty: A War We Didn’t Lose, but Also Didn’t Win

Zero Dark Thirty: A War We Didn’t Lose, but Also Didn’t Win
I was all set not to like Zero Dark Thirty. I judged director Kathryn Bigelow an enemy of truth and justice for depicting torture as a necessary evil to find Osama bin Laden. When I walked into the screening, I was ready to hate Zero Dark Thirty as revisionist conservative propaganda.
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Cutting Through the Controversy About Indefinite Detention and the NDAA

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a yearly military spending bill. Last year, the bill affirmed the U.S.’s authority to hold suspected terrorists indefinitely and without charges. The provision had generated plenty of controversy, particularly about whether U.S. citizens could be detained indefinitely.
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