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Robust History of Recent U.S. Military Invasions

News & Civics | September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Robust History of Recent U.S. Military Invasions

From the Gulf War to the invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S Military has engaged in a number of military invasions. While it remains unclear whether or not the U.S will intervene in Syria, the deal between the U.S and Russia, which demands Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to eliminate their chemical weapons, has prevented another intervention […]

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Should the U.S. Military Intervene in Syria?

Do Now: Government and Civics | August 30, 2013 | 147 Comments

Should the U.S. Military Intervene in Syria?

The conflict in Syria grew out of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, when Syrians peacefully demonstrated against Mr. Assad, who succeeded his father Hafez al-Assad, as president. This family had held the presidency for 40 years. Protesters demanded democratic reforms and the Syrian government unleashed security forces on demonstrators, killing many protesters and igniting a movement made up of secular rebels who aligned with the Free Syrian Army, and rebel militias, the most powerful of which are radical Islamist groups.

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Do Now Round Up: Syria Internet Shutdown

Do Now Round-Ups | December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Syria Internet Shutdown

On Thursday, November 29, Internet and cell phone service throughout almost all of Syria was shut down. The service disruption continued through Friday, forcing an airport closure. The Syrian government has been widely suspected of disabling service, although President Bashar al-Assad, claimed that it was “terrorists” cut the cable. The shutdown marks another chapter in […]

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Do Now #51: Syria’s Internet Shutdown

Do Now | November 30, 2012 | 16 Comments

Do Now #51: Syria’s Internet Shutdown

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now If Internet service was suddenly shut down in the United States, in what ways would it […]

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