You're a 14-year-old high school student in the United States, and it's time to choose your electives for the next academic year. What catches your eye? History, music, physical education- or how about the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)?
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Since the 17th century, Britain has been clear that it is wrong even to threaten suspects with tortu
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I do not believe the American claim that they killed more than 1,200 insurgents in Fallujah. Return
Guantanamo Bay in November is rocky, sunny and hot. The military commission is located in the old naval base headquarters, a light-ochre building atop a windswept hill. A badge and a military escort get you through the several checkpoints.
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Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women and children are being killed.
The transatlantic divide, it seems, has never been wider. To many Britons, the Americans who voted for George W Bush are as alien as the followers of Iranian ayatollahs.