CPJ Safety Advisory–Crossing the U.S. Border

Journalists traveling to or from the United States have been stopped, questioned and faced prolonged and invasive searches that have put the confidentiality of their sources into question. Over the past year, members of the A Culture of Safety (ACOS) Alliance, a coalition of news organizations, journalists, and press freedom groups that includes the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders, have documented at least seven such instances. In response to these incidents, CPJ’s Emergencies Response Team has issued the following advisory for journalists crossing the U.S. border.

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Jim Webb praises populism at home, realism abroad

Jim Webb, the former U.S. senator, secretary of the Navy and brief candidate in the Democratic presidential primary, delivered the keynote address at The American Conservative’s Nov. 15 symposium, where his outsider sensibility and skepticism of U.S. military intervention abroad found warm welcome among the foreign policy scholars and writers in attendance.

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These conservative researchers say the U.S. military has become ‘weak’ and ‘marginal’

“We’ve had much less levels of spending than, as this report shows, we need,” said Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, who is chairman of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee and a member of the House Intelligence Committee.

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New Washington think tank urges detente with Russia (Part Two)

The Defense Priorities Foundation was founded in early 2016 in order to promote what it calls a “more prudent, restrained foreign policy” based less on military intervention and more on diplomacy and economic exchange. The think tank is staffed by conservative and libertarian foreign policy researchers and advisers. I spoke with Defense Priorities foreign policy fellow and defense expert Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis (USA, Ret.) about the state of the U.S.-Russia relations and if the two governments can resolve their geopolitical differences amid an atmosphere of mutual acrimony.

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