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U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to speak alongside Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin during a visit to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on February 10, 2021. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
"The use of military force on the territory of a foreign sovereign state is lawful only in response to an armed attack on the defending state for which the target state is responsible."
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U.S. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base in Baylough, Afghanistan, June 16, 2010. (Photo: DoD/Public Domain)
"This recommendation is a practical guarantee that U.S. troops will be in...
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For those dreading the ghastly impossibility of Jan. 20, an alternative: The 2017 Peace Ball will celebrate "voices of hope and resistance...for us to continue to do the work we do." Held at the new African-American Museum and featuring 30 artists and activists - Angela Davis to Van Jones to Alice Walker - the Ball reflects the spirit of its first host Howard Zinn: "To live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”


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