Week In Review
May 13 – 19
3 Marines died in Afghanistan this week.
One American diplomat says the best way to honor them is to continue negotiations with the group that killed them.
“Firefighter Slutman bravely wore two uniforms and committed his life to public service both as a New York City firefighter and as a member of the United States Marine Corps.”
“He was all around a great guy with an upbeat attitude who loved the Corps through and through… He would know how to get everyone’s morale and attitude back on track.”
“I am the proudest dad on earth.”
“The best way to honor our fallen heroes and their families is to make sure those responsible are brought to justice, and to end the Afghan war with a peace agreement that ensures Afghanistan is never again a threat to the US while dramatically reducing our burden.”
What do you think? Some believe America can withdraw without negotiating with the Taliban, arguing talks only elevate the group known for terrorizing its own people. Others say, negotiating peace with all parties will produce the best results for Afghanistan & America.
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A father heads to a U.S. court today to fight for his daughter’s return to America after she ran away to join ISIS in Syria.
The U.S. says she’s not a citizen.
Her family says she is.
What this legal debate teaches us about U.S. citizenship.
Across the pond, a similar case has emerged in United Kingdom concerning a 15-year-old British citizen who fled to join ISIS in Syria in 2015. The UK intends to revoke her citizenship citing a law that allows it do so when it is “conducive to the public good."
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