Peace and Security
September 10, 2010 -
Date on which a federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit brought by five foreign plaintiffs transported by CIA contractors to U.S.-run prisons or foreign intelligence agencies overseas, where they were tortured: 9/8/2010 The vote in that case, in which the Justice Department invoked the "state secrets" privilege: 6 to 5
February 1, 2010 -
During the energy portion of his first State of the Union address last week, President Obama called for "building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country."
December 4, 2009 -
Additional number of American troops President Obama plans to deploy to Afghanistan: 30,000
December 1, 2009 -
President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech to the nation tonight from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in which he's expected to announce he's sending up to 35,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
November 11, 2009 -
A U.S. veteran living in Tennessee has won what's thought to be the first Veterans Administration claim for exposure inside the continental United States to Agent Orange, an herbicide that was used by the military to clear jungles during the Vietnam War.
November 10, 2009 -
By Viji Sundaram, New America Media Michael Baranik Jennings called it the worst day of his life.