Alex Emmons is an intern for The Intercept, in Washington D.C. He was formerly a human rights activist with Amnesty International and the ACLU.
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Saturday, July 21, 2018
How a One-Word Loophole Will Make It Easier for the US to Sell Weapons to Governments That Kill Civilians
Arms control experts are raising concerns about a possible loophole in the Trump administration’s new arms export policy, arguing that it gives the administration further cover to sell weapons to some of the world’s worst human rights violators. When it was issued in April, the Trump administration...
Friday, April 29, 2016
As More American Boots Hit the Ground in Syria, U.S. Parses “Boots” and “Ground”
After President Obama announced on Monday that he would deploy 250 additional special operations troops to Syria, State Department spokesperson John Kirby tried to deny that Obama had ever promised not to send “boots on the ground” there. “There was never this ‘no boots on the ground,’” said Kirby...