News and Analysis (10/21/16)

“60 prisoners remain in Guantánamo, 19 of whom have been cleared for release. With time running out, President Obama must double down and … end the unlawful and unjust practice of indefinite detention”:

From their viewpoint, “critics of collective responsibility claim that Muslims should “stand up against the state and its violence against Muslims in general”:

“Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms says officials raided its Cairo base, raising fears of revived crackdown”:

“[E]lite Iraqi special forces joined the fight Thursday, unleashing a pre-dawn assault on an Islamic State-held town east of the besieged city, and the U.S. military announced the first American combat death since the operation began”:

“The attack was repelled by local security forces, who said six of the militants had been killed in the operation”:

“Carter, acknowledging it was a delicate issue, declined to explicitly say whether he thought Turkey should be allowed to participate in the operations in Iraq. Washington in the past has deferred that matter to Baghdad”:

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