Recruiting Refugee Children

The Guardian recently reported about the increase by ISIS in recruiting refugee children. Recently ISIS has increased their recruiting efforts within Lebanon and Jordan offering up to $2,000 as well as food supplies which have been withheld in the past. In a report from the Quilliam Foundation entitled “Refuge: Pathways of Youth Fleeing Extremism” ISIS […]

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2015 National Military Strategy Released

Yesterday, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, revealed the United States’ 2015 National Military Strategy. Since the Pentagon last published the National Military Strategy in 2011, General Dempsey states that “some of our comparative military advantage has begun to erode” because the United States is “faced with multiple, simultaneous security challenges from […]

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United States to Allow Families to Pay Hostage Ransoms

The Obama Administration is expected to announce on Wednesday that families of hostages can now pay ransoms without fearing federal prosecution under 18 U.S.C. § 2339B. Section 2339B provides that “whoever knowingly provides material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be fined under this title […]

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