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News Roundup and Notes: December 17, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news. 

TALIBAN SCHOOL ATTACK

An attack by the Pakistani Taliban on the Army Public School and College in the northwestern city of Peshawar killed at least 145 people in total yesterday, including 132 children.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: December 16, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news. 

TALIBAN SCHOOL ATTACK

Pakistani Taliban storm military-run school in Peshawar. Five or six Taliban gunmen stormed the Army Public School this morning, taking hundreds of students and teachers hostage and shooting at random.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: December 15, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news. 

SYDNEY HOSTAGE SITUATION

Gunman holding hostages at a café in Sydney, Australia. The hostage taker has displayed a black Islamic flag in the window and it is unclear how many people are being held.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: December 12, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SENATE TORTURE REPORT

CIA Director John Brennan defended the agency’s post-9/11 program at a news conference yesterday. Avoiding the term “torture,” Brennan acknowledged that “abhorrent” interrogation techniques had been used by some personnel, but said that it is “unknown and unknowable” whether the techniques yielded valuable information.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: December 11, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SENATE TORTURE REPORT

The administration is facing growing calls for accountability following the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s conclusions on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: December 9, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SENATE TORTURE REPORT

The Obama administration clashed with Republican critics yesterday, ahead of the expected release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 practices this morning.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: December 8, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

HOSTAGE RESCUE BID

A failed hostage rescue mission in Dafaar, Yemen, carried out by U.S. Special Forces over the weekend led to the death of 13 people, including American journalist Luke Somers and a local al-Qaeda leader.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: December 5, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

Car bombings in Iraq killed at least 37 people yesterday. Three attacks took place in Shi’ite neighborhoods of Baghdad while a fourth attack targeted a Kurdish area in the northern city of Kirkuk.…   continue »

News Roundup and Notes: December 4, 2014

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

IRAQ and SYRIA

U.S.-led airstrikes continue against Islamic State targets. From Dec. 1-3 U.S. military forces conducted 14 airstrikes in Syria.…   continue »