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You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy

<b>Graduation ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, May 28, 2014. (AP/Brennan Linsley)</b><p>It’s been 70 years since we fought a war about freedom. Forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must end<p>David Masciotra<p>November 9, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Samantha Power on why we fund U.N. peacekeepers, even with no peace to keep

U.N. peacekeeping has come a long way in the 20 years since the Rwandan genocide, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, told an audience at the American Enterprise Institute on Friday: “This is not your mother’s, or your grandmother’s, peacekeeping.”<p>Thank goodness for that, …

Meet the Kurdish women fighting the Islamic State

Battling Isil on the frontline in Northern Iraq are the female peshmerga army - fighting as equals alongside the male Kurdish forces for the future of their country<p>The town of Taza Khurmatu is about eight miles south of <b>Kirkuk</b>, in <b>northern Iraq</b>. Less than five months ago it was busy and thriving. Now …

Answering The Old Question: Who Lost China?

1945 was a momentous year in world history — particularly so in Asia, where Allied forces, having vanquished Germany, turned their attention to Japan. And in many ways, the main theater of action was China.<p>China at that time was divided between Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists and the Communists …

Uganda drafts new anti-gay laws

Politicians want seven-year prison term for ‘promotion’ of homosexuality, according to leaked copy<p>The Ugandan government could introduce new wide-reaching anti-gay laws before the end of the year, which could see people jailed for up to seven years for “promoting homosexuality”, activists warned on …

How Obama Took the Brakes Off the War Machine

Three precedents that make it even easier to use lethal force abroad without congressional approval<p>Barack Obama has "dramatically expanded" the notion of when presidents can use force without permission. He has left "an extraordinary legacy of war powers." History will assign far more importance to …

Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges

"Pregnancy and childbirth were very male experiences for me," said a 29-year-old respondent in a study reported Friday in <i>Obstetrics and Gynecology</i>. "When I birthed my children, I was born into fatherhood."<p>If this statement at first seems perplexing, it's less so when you realize the person talking …

Why It's Crucial to Get More Women Into Science

Amid growing signs that gender bias has affected research outcomes and damaged women's health, there’s a new push to make science more relevant to them.<p><i>This story was updated on January 21, 2015, to include a video of the author addressing the Rosalind Franklin Society, a women's leadership group,</i> …

Nigerians flee as Islamic extremists dig in

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Sulaiman wanders the streets of Nigeria's northeastern town of Yola, hungry, dusty and frightened. He has …

The Colosseum: Ancient ruin or modern venue?

MILAN (AP) — Don't expect gladiators to make a latter-day comeback. And soccer has already been ruled out.<p>But an archaeologist's proposal to return …

The 'Catatumbo Lightning': Venezuela's eternal storm | Reuters

LAKE MARACAIBO Venezuela (Reuters) - When Venezuelan environmentalist Erik Quiroga was five years old, his mum showed him a spot on the horizon where magnificent lights appeared from a huge storm most nights, about 40 miles from his hometown of Valera at the foot of the Andes.<p>When his family moved …

Gaza bombings heighten tension between Fatah and Hamas

Tension increased Friday between Palestinian political adversaries<p>FatahandHamas, which have formed a unity government, after a series of explosions in the Gaza Strip that targeted the homes of key Fatah members.<p>The blasts caused no injuries but shook Palestinian politics, which is still recovering …

Obama's best chance to influence the judiciary may be passing

When 41-year-old gay rights lawyer Michelle Friedland was confirmed by the Senate in April to the federal bench in San Francisco, Democrats cheered that a liberal woman would become the youngest federal appeals court judge in the nation.<p>But when a restrictive Wisconsin voter-identification …

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What Happens When Arming the Rebels Goes Wrong?

The rapid and violent rise of the Islamic State, or ISIS, has sparked growing calls for deeper U.S. involvement in the arming and training of rebel …

Osama bin Laden Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's a look at Osama bin Laden, the former leader of al Qaeda who was killed in 2011.<p><b>Personal:</b><b><br>Birth date:</b> 1957 (sources vary: either March 10 or July 30)<p><b>Death date:</b> May 2, 2011<p><b>Birth place:</b> Riyadh, Saudi Arabia<p><b>Birth name:</b> Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden<p><b>Father:</b> Muhammad Awad bin …

Book Talk: E. O. Wilson's Bold Vision for Saving the World

When we see how badly we're destabilizing the world, Wilson says, we'll turn to reason.<p>Edward O. Wilson has been called the heir of Darwin. His relationship to <i>National Geographic</i> stretches back to 1939, when, as a ten-year-old boy, he read about insects in the magazine and made up his mind to be an …

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Principle, Rigor and Execution Matter in U.S. Foreign Policy

George Friedman<p>U.S. President Barack Obama has come under intense criticism for his foreign policy, along with many other things. This is not unprecedented. Former President George W. Bush was similarly attacked. Stratfor has always maintained that the behavior of nations has much to do with the …

Who Controls Foreign Policy: The President or Congress?

A Supreme Court case over whether passports for people born in Jerusalem should read "Israel" or not could have a surprisingly big effect on the balance of power in the United States.<p>Americans don’t know whether their president should be more like Victor von Doom, whipping Congress into line, or …

Myanmar calls meeting of political, military heavyweights | Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar’s president and powerful military chief will hold an unprecedented high-level meeting on Friday with major political parties and ethnic minority groups as cracks widen in the fledgling democracy ahead of an election next year.<p>Myanmar's President Thein Sein returns to his …