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U.S. counterterror strategy in Yemen collapses as country's violence spins out of control

U.S. counterterror strategy in Yemen collapses as country's violence spins out of control | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Once hailed by President Barack Obama as a model for fighting extremism, the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapsed as the country descends into chaos, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.
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Defense, War & Terrorism: How Will the 3D Printing Revolution Change Everything?

Defense, War & Terrorism: How Will the 3D Printing Revolution Change Everything? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
None of us want to have to report on the dark side of something like 3D printing, a technology bursting with innovation and offering resources for doing so much

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Brittney's curator insight, March 4, 6:52 AM

Defense, War & Terrorism: How Will the 3D Printing Revolution Change Everything? http://3dprint.com/38825/3d-printing-revolution-defense/

ArthurGPeterson's curator insight, March 4, 11:37 PM

This certainly will be a challenge to security measures.

s2829507's curator insight, March 6, 10:18 AM

3D printing is now so common you probably hear about it every day- it's inevitable for it to find a way into the defense industry/department. It is possible for 3D printing to decrease a fair amount of federal and military expense. 

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Is This the Real Reason Obama Avoids the Phrase Radical Islam?

Is This the Real Reason Obama Avoids the Phrase Radical Islam? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
By using the words "violent extremism," the president may be making a statement about the true nature of terrorism.
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White House Struggles with the Language of Terrorism

White House Struggles with the Language of Terrorism | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
President Obama and the White House came out aggressively against those who attack his careful use of words to describe the battle against terrorists.
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Obama Dithers While Terrorism Escalates

Obama Dithers While Terrorism Escalates | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Islamists were responsible for 80 percent of 17,958 deaths from terrorism worldwide in 2013, according to the Global Terrorism Index of the Institute for Economics and Peace, an Australian think...
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Paris terror attacker Amedy Coulibaly radicalized in French housing project

Paris terror attacker Amedy Coulibaly radicalized in French housing project | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
A look inside the neglected, nearly lawless Paris project where the man who killed 4 hostages at a Kosher shop grew up
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Obama Doesn't Get Islamic Terrorism - Jack Kelly

Obama Doesn't Get Islamic Terrorism - Jack Kelly | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
When 44 world leaders joined 1.6 million Parisians to condemn Islamist terror last Sunday, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were watching football. Secretary of State John Kerry...
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Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight

Obama's Paris snub wasn't an oversight | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The uproar over whether President Obama or another top administration official should have attended the massive unity rally in Paris has obscured an important point about the White House's reaction to the latest terror attacks in Europe. The administration no-shows were not a failure of optics, or a diplomatic misstep, but were instead the logical result of the president's years-long effort to downgrade the threat of terrorism and move on to other things.
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Police: Up to 6 Paris terror suspects may still be at large

Police: Up to 6 Paris terror suspects may still be at large | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
PARIS (AP) — Police believe as many as six terror-cell members may still be at large after the Paris attacks, one of whom has been spotted driving a car registered to the widow of one of the slain attackers. Two French…
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Gossip as a Terrorist Weapon

Gossip as a Terrorist Weapon | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Is terrorism ever funny? That question arose in the dark days after 9/11. The answer was a resounding yes, put to rest by comedian Ellen DeGeneres. In the weeks after the September 11, 2001 attacks,...
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