As Washington seeks to surveil the globe from space, the world might well ask: Just how high is national sovereignty? Absent any international agreement about the vertical extent of sovereign airspace (since a conference on international air law, convened in Paris in 1910, failed), some puckish Pentagon lawyer might reply: only as high as you can enforce it.
While Warren’s rhetoric against civilian casualties was strong, she avoided the topic of drones completely — an omission that seemed calculated to avoid a conflict with the White House over a signature policy.
“The real point now is to take that lesson on up the chain of command,” Warren said. “This has to be something in my view that has to be absorbed into the military and into our leadership. We need to have this as part of our national conversation. That’s true for all of us, so I see this as a question of responsibility borne not just by those in the field, but responsibility borne by all of us”
Israel is forcing Palestinians in east Jerusalem to demolish their own homes
— Ayman Ramahi, the director of the Palestinian Children’s Club in Jalazoun, says of the violence by non-lethal weapons
— Ahmad, on the way to a wedding in a Palestinian refugee camp, hit by non-lethal (but now turned deadly) weapons by the Israeli forces.
Though heavily fortified, it remains the place where two nations meet, trade, clash and influence one another.
— Just out of the spotlight, Egyptians’ anger lives on and feet continue to hit the streets across the nation despite the largest crackdown in decades
— J.N. Salters on being white in Philly on St. Patrick’s Day weekend