Saying that it wants to join an international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, the U.S. announced today that it will no longer make “or otherwise acquire” anti-personnel landmines.
Remember last week when President Obama said he planned to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq? Well, the U.S. couldn’t do it until the Iraqi government gave U.S. soldiers immunity from prosecution, through what’s called a “diplomatic note.”
Warning that “the security threat level in Yemen is extremely high,” the State Department is urging any Americans in that country to “depart immediately.”
The National Security Agency declassified more documents that shed light on formerly secret programs that collect a vast amount of metadata on the phone calls made in the United States, as well as the electronic communication of foreigners.
We don’t know how, but we missed a major scandal brewing in the Navy for decades. It’s important, so even if we’re a little late to the story we still wanted to point it out: Cap’n Crunch is an impostor.
Authorities in Bangladesh say the death toll in last month’s collapse of an eight-story garment factory complex has surpassed 800 as dozens more bodies were pulled from the rubble on Wednesday.