Post Tagged with: "Terrorism"

on August 11, 2014 at 4:27 PM / in World

Looking for a Lead

By: Matt Oldham On July 17, 2014 the world witnessed the newest chapter in aerial terrorism. This was not an airliner that exploded over a city or slammed into a building; it was was an attack on a 298 passenger commercial airline en route from Amsterdam to Malaysia that claimed the lives of all the men, women, and children on […]

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on March 31, 2014 at 3:07 PM / in World

How the World Lost a Plane

By: Holly Boggs   “Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.” Family members […]

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on March 27, 2014 at 9:22 PM / in World

Limits to Our Knowledge: Lessons from MH370

By: Korey Boehm More than two weeks have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared without a trace on its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. In that time, more than 26 countries have contributed ships, planes, and intelligence capabilities to the largest-ever multinational air-sea search. While there have been significant developments in the investigation, the plane’s exact whereabouts remain […]

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on December 31, 2013 at 6:09 PM / in National

A Warning from the Past Remains Unheeded

By: Brianne Cate More than 50 years after his 1961 Farewell Speech, President Eisenhower’s warning of the military-industrial complex rings truer than ever before. An ever-increasing ability to mass produce weapons of war coupled with the growing interconnectedness of markets has led to a pressing need for inquiry into what is truly lying behind aggressive government policymaking and cover ups […]

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on November 18, 2013 at 9:50 AM / in World

An Eye for an Eye: The Possibility and Ramifications of Genocide in the Central African Republic

By: Michael Ingram There is a strong chance you have never heard of the Central African Republic (CAR). And why would you? The CAR is a small, landlocked country in the heart of Africa, as evident from its apt moniker. It ranks among the lowest echelons of not only African poverty, but world poverty.  Central African history since gaining independence […]

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on October 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM / in World

The Unconventional Faces of Terrorism

By: Victoria Barker On Oct. 9, 2012 a fifteen-year-old Pakistani girl made global headlines when the Taliban failed an assassination attempt against her. One year later Malala Yousafzi has become the international face of equal educational opportunities. A recent nominee for the Noble Peace Prize, Malala has recovered from the attack and become a voice for girls and women worldwide, […]

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on June 2, 2013 at 1:05 AM / in World

Welcome to the Jungle: How Indonesia is Leading the Way in Counterterrorism

By: Megan White In the War on Terror, the United States has traditionally been portrayed as the powerful warrior hero. Indonesia, however, has proved that heroism is not always measured by brute strength. According to the Ancient Greek mythological tradition, the legendary hero Heracles was tasked with slaying the Hydra as one of his twelve labors. The challenge of the […]

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on April 30, 2013 at 9:28 PM / in World

The Raucousness of the Caucasus

By: Michael Ingram April 15th, 2013 brought a new place into the spotlight of the American public conscious – Chechnya. However, this autonomous republic of the Russian Federation has spent the last 20 plus years in the gun sights of the Russian military. While the actions of two young Chechen men reminded Americans  of the horrors that terrorist acts on […]

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on April 26, 2013 at 9:21 PM / in World

OPINION: An Opportunity for Reconciliation

By: Victoria Barker The recent bombings in Boston have stirred up a surge of nationalistic pride and the recognition of the good in humanity that oftentimes brings people together after a shocking tragedy. This is much akin to the weeks following the Sept. 11 attacks and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  As I watched the news coverage of the […]

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on January 16, 2013 at 3:23 PM / in World

The War on Terror- In Mali

By: Jacqueline Van De Velde On Monday, France dropped bombs on Mali – a country which used to be under its colonial rule. France, acting under authorization by a December 2012 United Nations Security Council resolution permitting a military intervention in Mali by members of the African Union, expects to be joined by other troops soon. Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Benin, […]

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