The U.S-backed Colombian government has presided over what may be one of the worst cases of mass atrocities perpetrated against innocent populations.
The Left Party is the only opposition force with any real clout in Germany, so a gathering with representatives of its 60,000 members was important enough.
The official version of their mission is to carry out "training for forces in the region, humanitarian assistance missions, and anti-drug operations."
U.S. military soldiers and contractors sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007 and the rapists were never punished.
The president's proposal would authorize military operations against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) for three years.
In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.
A U.S. military officer practically delivered the two young Americans, Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi, to the military dictatorship of Pinochet, who had both of them executed.
The mayor of Nago City, Okinawa, wants Americans to help him stop construction of a U.S. military base in his small city. He traveled to the U.S. last week to make his case.
Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.
In Okinawa's Nago City mayoral election, which centered on the plan to construct a new U.S. military base in the city, anti-base incumbent Inamine Susumu won with a wide margin.