Obama Vetoes 9/11 Victims Bill, Congressional Override Looms

JASTA would be a special case abrogation of sovereign immunity, a legal premise that allows governments to do whatever they want without fear of legal repercussions from individuals. Continue reading

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Military Brass Argues 9/11 Bill Would Strip US Troops Of Sovereign Immunity

Defense Secretary Ash Carter insists he is worried about the risk the bill poses to US troops, a sentiment echoed by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford. Continue reading

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Despite Resistance, Senate Fails To Block New Weapon Sales To Saudi Regime

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) said blocking the bill would mean the US retreating from its role as “guarantor of the international order.” Continue reading

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US Admits To Supplying Saudi Arabia With White Phosphorus Munitions

The US has faced growing pressure in recent months over arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as their airstrikes in Yemen have caused massive numbers of civilian casualties. Continue reading

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