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May 6, 2013
A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress. The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed after the attacks of 11 September 2001, and provides the legal cornerstone for the so-called US "war on terror". Only one brave Congress member opposed it. It allows the US government to wage war at anytime, any place and on anyone deemed a threat to national security – with remarkably little evidence needed.
Apr 30, 2013
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Congress publicly discussed the implications of targeted killing abroad for the very first time. The conversation was enlightening, but it must be the beginning of a longer discussion and review of the impact of these practices overseas.
Apr 22, 2013
In 2011, Matt Southworth led a group on a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan to better understand the dynamics of the conflict. He, and Professor Michael T. Snarr of Wilmington College, have written about the lessons they learned in Quaker Higher Education, a publication of the Friends Association for Higher Education.