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The White House, the World and Syria

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
As of now, President Barack Obama has relegated the use of military action against Syria to Congress in a surprise move. After stating his position supporting US military strikes against the Bashar al Assad regime’s most recent chemical weapons attack, it will ultimately be Congress’ decision.

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US Federal Prosecutors No Longer Applying Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
“I have today mandated a modification of the Justice Department’s charging policies so that certain low-level, nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels will no longer be charged with offenses that impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences,” Attorney General Eric Holder said.

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