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War On Terror


Are we educating doctors to participate in torture?

Craig Klugman | 12 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, medical ethics, torture, war on terror
A recent report has condemned the role that doctors and psychologists played in "enhanced interrogations".


The twilight of counterinsurgency

George Friedman | 06 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, war on terror, warfare
Winning the hearts and minds of people in an occupied country is a failed tactic. Short, sharp, targeted missions are the way of the future.


The war on terror drones on

Paul Rogers | 13 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Libya, war on terror
The war in Libya has vindicated the use of special operations forces and unmanned planes.


9/11 and the successful war

George Friedman | 07 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: 911, Stratfor, US, war on terror
The US has made some serious errors since 9/11, as happens in every way. But there have been no more successful attacks on American soil and that is what counts.


What America is rejoicing

Sheila Liaugminas | 04 May 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: American spirit, Barack Obama, Navy SEALs, Osama bin Laden, war on terror
Why did they start dancing in the streets in Washington and New York immediately after President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a raid on his compound in Pakistan? Why did young adults in many college towns across the country pour out into the streets to celebrate on Monday as the fever spread? Was this as jarring as it seemed?


It feels kinda weird

Michael Cook | 03 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Osama bin Laden, war on terror
Take 2: Human dignity was not served by images of jubilant crowds cheering at the news of the death of Osama bin Laden.


Crazy for Osama

Zac Alstin | 03 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: media, Osama bin Laden, war on terror
Take 1: You've got to have rocks in your head not to rejoice in the death of an unrepentant mass murderer.


Oath Betrayed: doctors in the war on terror

Michael Cook | 28 June 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, torture, war on terror
Have American doctors and other health personnel cooperated in the abuse and torture of suspected terrorists? Yes, says medical ethicist Steven Miles in this exclusive interview.


Breaking the spirit

Marc Zarrouati | 03 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: torture, utilitarianism, war on terror
A government's legitimate need to interrogate terror suspects must not be allowed to slide into inhumane torture, argues Marc Zarrouati in this MercatorNet interview.


Truth or consequences

Michael Cook | 17 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: Guantanamo Bay, torture, utilitarianism, war on terror
What philosophy can justify the abuse of enemy combatants in Guantanamo Bay? The same one which justifies stem cell research and euthanasia.


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