The Persistent Shadow of a Secret Prison

About a 20 minute drive outside the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, a legacy of the CIA that helped usher in a new era sits at the end of a dirt road shrouded in miles of dark forest. Close to a river and beside a lake, a front company for the CIA1 is reported to have acquired …

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Countries Participating In the War in Afghanistan

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 set into motion a response from the United States and eventually a range of coalition allies that coalesced nearly a month later when the UK under the leadership of Tony Blair supported the United States under the leadership of George W. Bush to begin airstrikes in Afghanistan. 50 …

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The Legal Basis and Expansion of the War on Terror

The 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks has passed, the 2001 events which prompted the Bush administration to launch airstrikes and deploy combat troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and eventually Somalia. Obama followed where Bush left off, continuing air strikes and/or ground troops in four additional countries, bringing the total to seven. Two years into …

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