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Brian Williams and Embedded Journalism: Should the Military Regress to Battlefield Press Restrictions?

 

 

Anthony Moreland – In Mills v. Alabama, 384 U.S. 214, 218, 86 S.Ct. 1434 (1966) the Court held that the First Amendment supported the “free discussion of governmental affairs.” However, there is no standing that supports a right of media access to U.S. military units in combat. Flynt v Rumsfeld, 355 F.3d 697 (D.C. Cir. […]

 

 

Nuclear Arms Agreements Between the United States & Iran: A reachable goal or a naïve, idealistic fantasy?

 

 

Stephanie Rosendorf — Since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979, relations between the United States and Iran have been rocky at best and non-existent at worst. Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of tension lately between the United States, Iran, and Israel over negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear program. U.S. and Iranian officials have been meeting […]

 

 

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Brian Williams and Embedded Journalism: Should the Military Regress to Battlefield Press Restrictions?

 

 

Anthony Moreland – In Mills v. Alabama, 384 U.S. 214, 218, 86 S.Ct. 1434 (1966) the Court held that the First Amendment supported the “free discussion of governmental affairs.” However, there is no standing that supports a right of media access to U.S. military units in combat. Flynt v Rumsfeld, 355 F.3d 697 (D.C. Cir. […]

 

 

Nuclear Arms Agreements Between the United States & Iran: A reachable goal or a naïve, idealistic fantasy?

 

 

Stephanie Rosendorf — Since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979, relations between the United States and Iran have been rocky at best and non-existent at worst. Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of tension lately between the United States, Iran, and Israel over negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear program. U.S. and Iranian officials have been meeting […]

 

 

Yemen’s AQAP Ripple Effect – How AUMF Changes Could Affect U.S. Strategies

 

 

David J. Puentes — Since 2001 when al-Qaeda brought itself to the forefront of publicity and dragged the word “terrorism” into the spotlight by its September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York, factions have sprung into the limelight everywhere. One of the most publicized of these factions, due to their continuing brutality, […]

 

 

Trial Update: Concerns in the American Sniper Murder Trial – Editor’s Note

 

 

Update as of 2/25/15 @ 11:52pm – Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty of the murders of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. As more information comes out we will update this article again. Original Article Below: Nicholas H. Esser – Known widely for the popular movie American Sniper, one of history’s most deadly snipers […]

 

 

In The Absence of Sovereignty, How Will ISIS Be Held Accountable For Their Crimes?

 

 

Anthony Moreland - At the height of the Syrian civil war in 2013, the small forsaken group, ISI, now known as ISIS, was able to cross the border from Iraq to Syria without attracting attention. There, they spread their message to other disaffected Sunnis. Their movement is believed to have been so effective because, after “the […]

 

 

Your Home is Your Castle, but the Walls Are Becoming Thinner: New Radar Enables Law Enforcement to see into Your Home

 

 

Stephanie Rosendorf – The debate over law enforcement surveillance is nothing new, but with the ever-increasing sophistication of technology, where does one draw the line? The Supreme Court ruled in 2001 in Kyllo v. United States that law enforcement must obtain a warrant in order to use evidence obtained by using thermal energy to monitor the […]

 

 

In The Wake of The Paris Terror Attacks, Should the U.S. Mobilize Troops Stateside To Protect From The Threat of Sleeper Cells?

 

 

Anthony Moreland – In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris that left 17 dead, the French have mobilized 10,000 troops to protect against further terrorist attacks.  Planned sites include Jewish temples, and mass transit hubs.  The country also plans to protect mosques as they have seen a rise in revenge attacks since the Charlie Hebdo […]

 

 

Visa Waivers: More Harm Than Good?

 

 

David J Puentes – Many are aware that the perpetrators of the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks were foreigners. Less may be aware that they were in the United States as the beneficiaries of a variety of non-immigrant visas. These attacks led to the consolidation of various different Federal departments and agencies into the Department of […]

 

 

Can The Practice Of Mindfulness & Staying In The Moment Help Soldiers Eliminate The Negative Effects Of Stress?

 

 

Anthony Moreland – As society continues to explore healthier living habits such as foregoing medications and moving towards holistic stress management, the Army Study Program Management Office has begun their own research to implement programs like mindfulness, and tai chi for the benefit of soldier’s mental, physical health and overall military readiness. It is widely […]

 

 

Elections 2014: A Continuing Decline of Military Veterans in Congress or a Prediction of a Future Increase and Why it Matters

 

 

David J Puentes- It does not come as news to many that the number of military veterans in Congress has significantly declined over the last few decades. From the mid 1960s through the late 1970s, the proportion of military veteran legislators remained at around 75%. Since then, however, the number has drastically dropped to approximately […]

 

 

 

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