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Peace and Security

Spying on the South

By R. Neal
January 25, 2007 - The ACLU has released a disturbing report about a secret Pentagon database on peaceful protesters.

A surge for peace?

January 20, 2007 - As President Bush scrambles to find support for a "surge" of troops in Iraq, the efforts of Iraq war opponents are gaining steam.

82nd Airborne has already "surged"

January 11, 2007 - While media and Congress debate a "surge" of new troops in Iraq, apparently President Bush has already launched it, drawing on a small number of "advance troops" from North Carolina's 82nd Airborne Division. ABC news reports:

Rep Price (NC) calls for war contractor accountability

January 11, 2007 - North Carolina calls itself "the most military-friendly state in the country." It's home to several key military bases that have been engaged in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and it's also home to private contracts like Blackwater International and Research Triangle Institute.

Southern GOP Congressmen denounce troop surge in Iraq

January 10, 2007 - President Bush is expected to announce his decision to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq during his TV address to the nation tonight. But some members of his own party -- including representatives of Southern states with a large military presence -- have already expressed opposition to those plans.

Conservatives turn against anti-terror laws

January 8, 2007 - [This post marks number 1,500 since Facing South launched in February 2005. We hope you've enjoyed our daily dose of fresh information and ideas from the South. Thank you to our readers for all your support -- if you didn't get a chance to do it pre-holidays, feel free to drop us a tip here.

The biggest holiday story you didn't hear about

January 3, 2007 - It's hard for news to break into the holiday media cycle, what with wall-to-wall coverage of consumer spending habits and college bowl games. But some stories deserve special attention no matter what -- like this news, which came out a few days before New Years:

Southern towns brace for Iraq deployments

December 19, 2006 - According to a recent CNN poll, opposition to President Bush's handling of the Iraq war now stands at 70% -- the highest level ever. Two-thirds of the public oppose the war itself, and only 11% favor sending more troops.