Terrorism

Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

If the persons responsible for the hijacking of the commercial jets and the subsequent intentional crashes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11 can be identified and apprehended, they could face prosecution in virtually any country that obtains custody of them.
 
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6
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18
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Frederic L. Kirgis
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Pre-emptive Action to Forestall Terrorism

According to news reports, President Bush and his advisors are developing a new national security strategy based on pre-emptive action against terrorist groups and states that are trying to develop weapons of mass destruction.  It has been reported that the new policy reserves the right to act even if the threat is not judged to be imminent.  The pre-emptive action would not necessarily involve armed force, but that option is not ruled out.
 
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7
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8
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Frederic L. Kirgis
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The London Transportation System Bombings

The bombings of three trains in the London Underground (subway) system and of one London bus on July 7, 2005, have been denounced as terrorist attacks by world leaders and reported as terrorism by the media. Although there is still no all-encompassing definition of terrorism that is universally recognized in international law, it is apparent that these bombings would qualify legally as terrorism and that there are international ramifications.
 
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9
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21
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Frederic L. Kirgis
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U.S. Ambassador Asserts National Self-Defense Under International Law in Benghazi Suspect Case (June 17, 2014)

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Nicole R. Tuttle

On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Ambassador, Samantha Power, wrote a letter to the U.N.

The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) in United Nations Peacekeeping: The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Inspired by the successes of unmanned drone (unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs) surveillance of western countries, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations towards the end of 2012 announced that it intended to actually begin using such technology in peacekeeping operations.[1] Subsequently, in January 2013, the UN announced that it would deploy UAVs for surveillance in the Kivu provinces (North and South) of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) “to improve awareness and promote deterrence to those who move ar

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18
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13
Author: 
Kasaija Phillip Apuuli
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