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Women of ISIS

When most people think of terrorist groups, they commonly think of men. Perhaps this is because our one true understanding of terrorism is 9/11, where all of the members of… 241 more words


Iraqi forces take back Tikrit from ISIS, official says

TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraqi forces battling to wrest Tikrit from ISIS are now in control of the city, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday on Iraqiya TV. 215 more words

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United Assyrian Appeal

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How much did Ambassador Chris Hill lie to the Washington Post? A lot, I think

In Emma Sky’s new book, I was interested to see a passage that relates to something I reported here in the Best Defense many years ago. 350 more words


A meditation on how moral injuries heal

By Nancy Sherman
Best Defense guest columnist

Why are soldiers vulnerable to moral injury? It’s because, after a war, each soldier puts him or herself on trial — serving as judge and jury in a rigorous cross examination of what happened. 782 more words


The tragedy of at least two Islamic State killers

I thought my heart would never go to Islamic State murderers, but this video of two of them speaking to their Kurdish captors brought out the father in me. 164 more words

IKEA Flat-Pack Shelters for Refugees

This week, the IKEA Foundation announced the results of its ongoing collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): a plan to provide the UNHCR with 10,000 flat-pack Better Shelter units for refugee and disaster aid through IKEA’s Housing for All Foundation. 290 more words