Daily Archives: June 6, 2008

Zimbabwe (Country threat level – 5)

On 5 June 2008 Zimbabwean authorities briefly detained a convoy carrying U.S. and British diplomatic personnel. The incident began after a contingent of diplomats from the U.S. and U.K. embassies in Harare paid visits to activists of the opposition party … Continue reading

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July and August 2008 HLS Seminars

Critical Thinking Skills Workshop (June 17-19; Reston, VA) Students learn how to use critical thinking skills in their work by framing their line of argument, developing hypotheses, visualizing data, and writing their final product with clarity and persuasiveness. [View course … Continue reading

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Peru’s Shining Path Rebels Resurgent

 (Miami Herald) “The Shining Path [Sendero Luminoso in Spanish] rebels who terrorized Peru decades ago are back … And unlike before, the rebels have almost unlimited financial support,” reports the Miami Herald. “Earning cash by protecting coca fields and cocaine-smuggling … Continue reading

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Marine Acquitted of Haditha, Iraq, Coverup

(Washington Post) “A military jury” on Wednesday “acquitted a Marine intelligence officer”—First Lieutenant Andrew Grayson—“of charges that he tried to help cover up the killings of 24 Iraqis,” reports the Washington Post. Grayson “was the first of three Marines to … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda Is Defeated in Iraq, Says CIA

 (Washington Post) “Less than a year after his agency warned of new threats from a resurgent al-Qaeda, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden now portrays the terrorist movement as essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and on the defensive throughout … Continue reading

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Hezbollah Makes al-Qaeda Look Like a Minor-League Team, Says Chertoff

 (Fox News) “Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff warned [on May 29 in Jerusalem] that the radical Islamic group Hezbollah ‘makes Al Qaeda look like a minor league team,’ and poses the greatest threat to national security.…” reports Fox News. “‘They … Continue reading

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