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  • No Purpose to Political Tug-of-War About the Definition of 'Veteran'

    If any apology should result from Rep. Paul Gilbert's questions about whether Christopher Pierce's membership in the Maine Army National Guard from 1971 to 1977 qualifies him to fill one of the two positions reserved for veterans on the Finance Authority of Maine board, Gilbert, D-Jay, should make it personally to Pierce. Gilbert's comments during a Sept. 4 legislative committee hearing on Pierce'...

  • The Expansive Definition of 'Protected Persons' in War Crime Jurisprudence

    The Move to Expand Protected Person Status Similar to the current environments in Iraq, Sudan, and other contemporary conflicts,22 the dissolution of the nation-state of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s quickly led to a brutal inter-ethnic and religious conflict.23 As Yugoslavia disintegrated, ethnic Serbians, in a calculated plan to create a Greater Serbia, committed multiple inhumane acts...

  • Words Lose Meaning in War Over Definition of Marriage

    Conservatives had something to celebrate this past week in the way of a couple of notable victories in battles in our ongoing cultural war. Two high courts, one in New York and one in Georgia, ruled supporting an understanding of marriage in state law as that which takes place between a man and a woman. But, although a couple of important battles have been won, there should be no doubt that a...

  • Letter to the Editor: Dictionary Definition of 'War' Conflicts with Bush

    President Bush's "war on terror"brings cause for deep concern- particularly because he has made up his own definitions of what constitutes war activity. "War"as defined in the New World and the Oxford English dictionaries is an-"open armed conflict between countries or between factions within the same country. Bush's entry into Iraq as well as claiming the right to...

  • America's Prison Dilemma

    Why are there so many African-Americans in prison? It is my belief that such racial disparity is not mainly due to overt discriminatory practices by the courts or the police. But that hardly exhausts the moral discussion. To begin with, let's remember the fact that the very definition of crime is socially constructed: as graphically illustrated by the so-called "war on drugs," much of...

  • Conflict Without End

    House Republicans propose a dangerously expansive new definition of war. Osama bin Laden had been dead only a few days when House Republicans began their efforts to expand, rather than contract, the war on terror. Not content with the president's wide-ranging powers to pursue the archcriminals of Sept. 11, 2001, Republicans want to authorize the military to pursue virtually anyone suspected of...

  • Defining Cyberspace 'War' Is an Ongoing Battle

    Share A battle rages over the definition of war ? war in cyberspace, that is.

  • The Next President's Biggest Challenge

    Defining the War The next President will have to face the fact that the enemy's definition of the war is as different from President Bush's as the pope's cry for an end to violence is different from radical Islam's ideology that requires the violence to impose its version of Islam on the world.

  • The Rule of Law for Commanders

    It is perhaps intuitive for Army officers to consider Krulak's three block war as being comprised of at least two distinct, separate parts: combat operations, executed by combat units to defeat armed insurgents; and stability operations, performed by civil affairs units and civilian agencies like the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support,...

  • 'We Win, They Lose

    In the 1980s, the Reagan national security team pursued goals that emanated from the beliefs of the president himself. The team used a variety of tools to achieve the goals. In "Planning Reagans War," author Francis Marlo describes Ronald Reagans plan for winning the Cold War as a "grand strategy." He doesnt see it as hyperbole, but as a term of art. His definition is, "Th...

  • Old & New: Antiques in a Modern Lifetips for Finding Quality Antique Furniture

    Last month we talked about antique glass and how present day values have changed. This month we are going to talk about antique furniture. Especially when we talk about furniture, my definition of "antique" is pre-World War II. Why is that? Before 1940, in my opinion, the quality of workmanship still retained painstaking quality, whether or not the piece was handmade, machine-made or...

  • News From England; 'Guantanamo' at the Tricycle Theatre

    The Tricycle, a small theater on Kilburn High Street in London, is well known as a venue for hard-hitting political plays. Nicholas Kent, formerly of the Traverse in Edinburgh, has directed "Srebrenica," on the war crimes tribunals investigating genocide in Bosnia, "The Colour of Justice," the award-winning play about the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, and "Half the...

  • American City Transformed by War

    It was a commonplace during the 1940s to speak of people who had had a good war. For if war is by definition a terrible cataclysm, it is nonetheless true that it brings forth out of its whirlwind all manner of advances. Some of these are industrial or scientific - new technologies and medical treatments - others more ineffable but nonetheless potent in their effect demographically, politically...

  • Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Military Policy

    According to William Martell, professor of national security studies at Tufts University, the national discussion about planning and conducting war suffers from an imprecise definition of the word "victory," which has had three different meanings: defeating an opponent in battle, "tactical victory"; changing an enemy's policy, "political-military victory"; and...

  • Agent of Misfortune

    Perhaps that's what the programmers at Ross Valley Players had in mind when they scheduled Hugh Whitemore's Pack of Lies as the company's first 2013 offering. If so, they overlooked the fact that Whitemore's script, based on the real life story of an American couple who defected to the Soviet side during the waning years of the Cold War, doesn't really fit the "psychological thriller"...

  • Natural Cathedrals

    The Big Read is the single largest federal literature project since the Works Progress Administration, Franklin Roosevelt's massive New Deal stimulus package. It was a time when [John Steinbeck]'s literary star was on the rise, fueled by the popularity of works like The Grapes of Wrath, while [Robinson Jeffers] was falling out of favor for his views on "evil works of his fellow man." In ...

  • 17 CFR 230.143 - Definition of “has purchased”, “sells for”, “participates”, and “participation”, as used in section 2(11), in relation to certain transactions of foreign governments for war purposes.
  • Redefining War

    Consider a new definition of war as: "getting what you want at the end in a struggle between forces. This definition neither includes nor excludes the military, diplomatic or other measures that may help achieve that goal. It also does not define the forces or the methods of the confrontation. And it probably includes what most normally call "postwar reconstruction," which seems to ...

  • Your Views

    Imagined fronts in war on terror Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued an extremely controversial memorandum that expands the definition of potential terrorist threats to include military personnel returning from areas of combat engagement overseas. The reason is that they could be targeted and recruited by right-wing extremist groups intent on overthrowing the government.

  • How Thinkers Drive Policy

    As Paul Johnson succinctly put it, intellectuals are more interested in ideas than in people. In this far-ranging study, in clear and vigorous prose, Thomas Sowell, scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, syndicated columnist and author of more than 30 books, puts meat on the bones of Mr. Johnson's definition. Today, Mr. Sowell says, whether the subject is war and peace, health care or...

  • Air Shows and Resistance

    Unmentioned anywhere was the sole purpose of all the assembled high-tech weaponry on display. Nowhere was their killing vocation acknowledged. Nowhere was the reality of the people under the bombs described even ina whisper the deafening explosions, the quaking earth, the fear, the chaos, the smoke and fire, the loss of homes, jobs, utilities, and resources, the burning of flesh, the spurting of...

  • In Denial

    We will stay. We will fight. We will prevail." It could have been George III addressing his troops in 1776. But it was George W. Bush, addressing his troops at Fort Bragg Tuesday, the Fourth of July, 2006. How delusional is this man? Not content with the quagmire he's created in Iraq, he essentially declared war on the whole Middle East if it won't get with his definition of "liberty,&qu...

  • Defining the Crime of Aggression: Is There an Answer to the International Criminal Court's Dilemma?

    To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.1 I. INTRODUCTION The Rome Statute established the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2002.2 The ICC is the culmination of decades of attempts to define aggression and set...

  • Death-Toll Comparisons Minimize Impact of Iraq War

    It turns out that the term "civil war" has a technical definition. Unsurprisingly, it involves the idea of armed struggle for political power within a nation or culture. But ordinarily a particular level of death is required before a conflict can properly be called a civil war: at least 100 deaths on each side and a total that reaches 1,000. By this definition, of course, Iraq is in a...

  • Bloodied but Unbowed

    [Russell Davis], an editor of Western fiction and a longtime observer of the genre, says the Western originally had a "very packaged definition'' as a story that took place west of the Mississippi between the Civil War and 1900. Younger writers expanded this tightly bound genre to include other time periods, other countries, and even other galaxies, as the Western themes of unexplored...