Geneva Conventions

Trump court nominee Howard Nielson told senators not to worry about that time he attacked a gay judge's impartiality.
The 11-year-old cited the 1949 Geneva Conventions in her answer to "things my teachers can do better."
At least 168 attacks on medical facilities were carried out in the second half of 2016.
At least 307 civilians have been killed and 273 wounded in western Mosul between Feb. 17 and March 22, according to U.N. figures.
Both before and during the aerial bombardment of Taleban strongholds, I conducted phone interviews in Dari with fixed line
Today marks the 67th anniversary of the Fourth Geneva Convention, the most recent and significant revision of the treaties
There's nothing really that special about these letters to my dad - and that's their value. They are the typical sentiments of American dogfaces in Europe in World War II. Men who saw the destruction of Germany and the deaths of their friends. They had no illusions about war, and they didn't spout patriotic platitudes.
The most secret corner of Guantánamo Bay could be opened up to the UN torture watchdog for the first time, if an audacious
The Republican Party most loudly proclaims its deep allegiance to our founding document. Yet in recent years, the leaders of the GOP have engaged in an assault on our constitutional system in ways unprecedented in American history:
They are supposed to enjoy a protected status on the battlefield. But in Syria, where the crisis marked its fifth year this month, health workers and journalists are deliberately targeted.
Trump, Cruz, and Rubio (and Kasich) want to show the American people that they would be wise stewards of America's foreign relations. And yet whenever foreign policy is discussed in these debates, they hurt themselves as soon as they open up their mouths.
As the news broke on March 7, 2016, that U.S. drone strikes had killed 150 people in Somalia, the White House announced it will reveal, for the first time, the number of people killed by drones and manned airstrikes "outside areas of active hostilities" since 2009. This is a critical first step toward much-needed transparency. But it will not go far enough.
Michael Hayden, the retired General that Trump says "scares him" because we haven't yet defeated ISIS? Trump was scared of him, alright. Scared enough to do something Donald Trump is loath to ever do -- backtrack.
Flattening Beirut has been done before. Flattening Gaza has been done before. And both may be done again if Israel's license to kill with impunity is left unchecked.
In September 2015, Saudi aircraft killed 135 wedding celebrants in Yemen. The air strikes have killed 2,800 civilians, including 500 children. Human Rights Watch charges that these bombings "have indiscriminately killed and injured civilians."
The future of the terrorist threat hangs on a battle of ideas, but the contest is not between Islamic and Western civilizations; it's between two competing narratives in the Muslim world. We in the West can't formulate that new Muslim vision, but we can undermine the people who are forging it.