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Congress Opens the Door to Drafting Women

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — An influential congressional committee has taken another step towards sanity and equality in military policy by voting to require women to register with the Selective Service, making them eligible for the draft if another one ever is required. The 32 to 30 vote by the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday is just the beginning of an unpredictable process.

A Warning About the Secret 9/11 Pages

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — The leaders of the independent commission that investigated the 9/11 attacks, former Governor Tom Kean of New Jersey and former Representative Lee Hamilton of Indiana, carried out that highly sensitive task with integrity and rigor.

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takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — International humanitarian law, which the United States helped establish, prohibits deliberate attacks on civilians and indiscriminate attacks, which do not distinguish between military targets and civilians. Belkis Wille, a researcher for Human Rights Watch who focuses on Yemen and researched the incident, told The Times that the Americans may not have known the Saudis would use the weapons against civilians when the bombs were sold.

Questioning America’s Role in Yemen

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Who is to blame when bombs kill civilians? The conflict in Yemen has become an albatross for the United States, and maybe worse. Human Rights Watch, the research and advocacy group, says that America may be complicit in war crimes.

Straight Talk From Bernie Sanders on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — The only presidential candidate who spoke any real truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Monday was the one who did not attend the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the country's largest pro-Israel group.

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Trump’s Brain and U.S. Foreign Policy

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — For weeks, journalists have been asking Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner for president, to name his foreign policy brain trust. Okay, it doesn't have to be a panoply of knowledgeable people; how about even a handful? Repeatedly, Mr. Trump has deflected or deferred such requests.

President Erdogan’s Thin Skin

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Like other authoritarian leaders, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has made it a point to show his people who's boss. He has waged war on the Kurdish separatists, imprisoned critics, taken control of much of the media, cowed the military and convinced a preponderance of his people that he is indispensable.

Americans Are Still Flying Blind on Drones

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — One of the least understood aspects of American security policy is the use of armed drones for killing alleged terrorists overseas. These covert executions have long raised grave questions of morality, legality and secrecy. Yet President Obama is failing to adequately address them despite promises to make the program more transparent and accountable.

Women and the Draft

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Now that all American combat jobs are open to women, there is no longer any reason they should not be required to register for the draft. Even though the possibility of a draft is small - it hasn't been used since the Vietnam War - registering should be a matter of common sense.
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RT @rickgladstone: Syria's divided city of Aleppo plunges back into all-out war, punctuating shattered partial truce.@ABarnardNYT https://tnyti.ms/26wPgvmco/GOPeRazWwZ

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NYT's Gail Collins wields her rapier-like humor: Trump Deals the Woman Card nyti.ms/1UiH5xM

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RT @NYTmag: President Obama considers his economic legacy in a series of candid interviews with @andrewrsorkin nyti.ms/1QCi5KY

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RT @pewresearch: Dems have a far more favorable impression of their party than Repubs have of theirs pewrsr.ch/1qYefXG pic.twitter.com/AqG83RP9aHG83RP9aH

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Ominous, insidious trend: Press Freedom Weakened Around the World in 2015, Report Says nyti.ms/1qVooo3

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Airstrikes in Aleppo Hit Hospital and Prompt Syrian Rebel Attack nyti.ms/26wPgvm


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