Egypt and Libya: Clinton warned about embassy security problems

In the aftermath of the Islamist attacks on two U.S. embassies which occurred almost simultaneously on Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton displayed surprise, even shock, to the press and the American people. But Mrs. Clinton’s view that the attacks are isolated incidents doesn’t seem accurate, according to several counterterrorism experts [...]

2011 in Review: Security technology fails to secure U.S. border

2011 was anything but a successful year for the United States’ border security projects including the building of a security fence at the nation’s southern border. A recently released government report reveals that the Homeland Security Department failed to properly supervise contractors hired to increase security at the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2005, the Bush Department [...]

On Killing U.S. Citizens

A few days ago, Charlie Savage wrote an article for the Times reporting on a sub-rosa 50-page U.S. legal memorandum drafted in 2010 justifying the execution of a U.S. citizen without a trial. David Barron and Martin Lederman, the drafters of the memo and both decisive lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel then, posit [...]

Liberia 2011 Presidential and Legislative Elections midway impression statement

The 1,798,930 million registered voters in the Republic of Liberia are voting today to exercise their franchise in the second post war Presidential and Legislative elections. Early reports from various polling places across the country indicate smooth polling with the poll opening in most polling places at 8:00 a.m. Due to challenging weather condition occasioned [...]

International Rights Group urges Bangladesh to halt extra judicial executions

An international rights group has called for a freeze on arms supplies to Bangladesh in a bid to stop the elite anti-crime unit and other security forces using them for extralegal execution of crime suspects which violates human rights. In a statement released Wednesday, Amnesty International said Bangladesh’s government must act now and take what [...]

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