July 2015

A Milestone for Justice in Africa

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/22/opinion/a-milestone-for-justice-in-africa.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JULY 22, 2015 On Monday [20 JUL 15], a landmark trial began that could herald a new era of justice and accountability in Africa. The former president of Chad, Hissène Habré, is being tried over atrocities committed during his rule in a new court set…



Syrian Rebel Train and Equip Program Update

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/ash-carter-syrian-rebel-training-119812.html By Austin Wright and Philip Ewing 7/7/15 4:11 PM EDT Updated 7/7/15 10:36 PM E AP Photo Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/ash-carter-syrian-rebel-training-119812.html#ixzz3fVRbSqmF Defense Secretary Ash Carter caused a stir Tuesday when he told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the $500 million program to train and equip “moderate” Syrian rebels to…