Posts by Ezra Kaplan

Conflict drives the emergence of disease in refugee camps

(Aug. 26, 2015)

Conflict and poverty are key factors in the emergence of disease worldwide according to Dr. Peter Hotez, who is President Barack Obama’s appointed science envoy focused on global health and vaccine development. Continue reading

DHS makes sure terrorists don’t get access to chemical facilities

(Aug. 26, 2015)

Chemicals are an important part of modern society but, in the wrong hands, they can be deadly weapons. The government has recognized this danger and taken on the act of trying to protect the American people by protecting the stocks of chemicals across the country. Continue reading

Philippine government invites former occupying military powers back to ward off China

(Aug. 26, 2015)

The Philippines has lately welcomed the militaries of the US and Japan in order to send a unified signal to China as it asserts its presence in the South China Sea. Continue reading

Afghan-Americans to Pakistan: stop supporting terrorism

(Aug. 18, 2015)

On August 14, almost 50 Afghan-Americans gathered outside the Pakistani embassy in Washington, D.C. to protest what they say is Pakistan’s ongoing support of terrorist organizations operating in Afghanistan. Continue reading

The two faces of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

(Aug. 17, 2015)

The U.S. may have opened an embassy in Havana, Cuba, but 500 miles away at the Guantanamo Bay naval base you wouldn’t know that anything had changed. Continue reading

Congress pushes for rules on explosive fertilizer

(Aug. 04, 2015)

Congress is getting sick of waiting for regulations on the sale of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer that was the main ingredient of the bomb that blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995. Continue reading

War crime court proceedings grind to a halt in Guantanamo Bay

(Aug. 03, 2015)

The July commission hearings for accused war criminal Abd al Hadi al Iraqi halted abruptly this week after the defendant decided he did not trust his assigned Pentagon Lawyers. Not a single one of the motions set to be argued was resolved and the judged scheduled another round of pre-trial hearings set to start on Sept. 21. Continue reading

Accused al-Qaida leader to appear in court

(Jul. 22, 2015)

Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, 54, considered a “high value” detainee, is accused of ordering attacks that led to the deaths of at least eight U.S. service members. Continue reading

Guantanamo detainee hearing resumes Wednesday

(Jul. 22, 2015)

The pre-trial hearing for Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, accused of conspiring in the murders of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Continue reading

Hearing delayed for Gitmo detainee

(Jul. 21, 2015)

Monday’s pretrial proceedings for Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, a “high-value target” detained at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2007, were delayed Sunday after a closed-door meeting with prosecutors, defense attorneys and the judge. Continue reading