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Shadow of Afghanistan (2012)

Shadow of Afghanistan (2012)

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Somalia Conference and Rivalry of Civilizations

Somalia Conference and Rivalry of Civilizations

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The Qatada Question: Between a Rights and a Hardline Place

The Qatada Question: Between a Rights and a Hardline Place

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Mogadishu, Boston and the ‘Pavlovian Response’

Mogadishu, Boston and the ‘Pavlovian Response’

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Unrest in the Middle East: A Conversation With Siddique and Wuite

Unrest in the Middle East: A Conversation With Siddique and Wuite

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ICE Agents Claim Napolitano Forcing Them to Violate U.S. Law–New Immigration Directives Invitation to Terrorists and Cartels

ICE Agents Claim Napolitano Forcing Them to Violate U.S. Law–New Immigration Directives Invitation to Terrorists and Cartels

Staying alive at DHS is a full-time occupation. One slip-up, the chain quivers, the blame starts its downward flow, and if you’re an agent, you’re pulling duty in Pembina, ND, or spending the rest of your working life doodling on a yellow legal pad in an empty room at HQ/DC. So believe me when I tell you that it takes more than a fit of pique to file a legal complaint against DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, as the National Ice Council has done on behalf of eleven agents who believe that recent policy directives on prosecutorial discretion and the Dream directive on deferred action—are forcing them to choose between enforcing immigration and deportation laws passed by the US Congress in 1996 and their professional careers. Christopher Crane, head of the Council, reports that agents who continue to enforce laws currently on the books—ignoring policy directives from the top instructing them neither to apprehend, arrest, or depart aliens who’ve entered the US illegally or who’ve overstayed their visas (even illegals serving time in US prisons for felonies and misdemeanors)—are targets for disciplinary action....

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Benghazi, Adequate Security, and Reporting What You Know before You Know It

Benghazi, Adequate Security, and Reporting What You Know before You Know It

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The FPA’s Must Reads (Feb. 1-8)

The FPA’s Must Reads (Feb. 1-8)

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U.S. Embassy Bombing in Ankara: Why? Why now?

U.S. Embassy Bombing in Ankara: Why? Why now?

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The FPA’s Must Reads from Around the Web (January 18-25)

The FPA’s Must Reads from Around the Web (January 18-25)

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Health Worker Deaths in Pakistan: More Victims of the War on Terror?

Health Worker Deaths in Pakistan: More Victims of the War on Terror?

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A Candid Discussion with Karen Elliott House

A Candid Discussion with Karen Elliott House

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Israel’s Right to Defend Itself: Response to Ms. Vahidy’s Op-ed Piece

Israel’s Right to Defend Itself: Response to Ms. Vahidy’s Op-ed Piece

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Is There a Real Reason Israel Would Get Involved in Syria?

Is There a Real Reason Israel Would Get Involved in Syria?

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The Counterintuitive Jihad

The Counterintuitive Jihad

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