Tag Archives: Uniited States History

The Graham-Cassidy Bill: Yet another Attempt to Remove Health Care from Americans and Cut Taxes for the Rich

It had been my intention to write a multi-part series on Health Systems as a way to lead into further discussion about the direction our health system should take. There are also issues related to women’s health, the opiate crisis, … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 1 FEBRUARY TO 7 MARCH 2003

SECTION 3.7 DEVELOPMENT OF UK STRATEGY AND OPTIONS, 1 FEBRUARY TO 7 MARCH 2003 Contents Introduction and key findings ……………………………………………………………………….179 1 to 13 February 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………..181 Parliamentary debates on Iraq, 3 February 2003 …………………………………………………181 3 and 4 February 2003 …………………………………………………………………………………185 … Continue reading

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NYTimes: A Wave of Harassment After Trump’s Victory

A Wave of Harassment After Trump’s Victory Anna North TAKING NOTE NOV. 18, 2016 Photo Messages posted after Election Day on the “subway therapy” wall at the Union Square station in New York City. Credit George Etheredge for The New … Continue reading

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RECONSTRUCTION: MARCH 2003 TO JUNE 2004

FORMATTING IN PROGRESS SECTION 10.1 RECONSTRUCTION: MARCH 2003 TO JUNE 2004 Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………3 UK post-conflict objectives and planning assumption……………………………………………4 Humanitarian assistance…………………………………………………………………………………7 Coalition-building……………………………………………………………………………………….18 Post-conflict reconstruction and ORHA……………………………………………………………..22 Responsibility for reconstruction…………………………………………………………………….22 UK concerns over participation in ORHA…………………………………………………………28 Decisions to increase UK support … Continue reading

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DE-BA’ATHIFICATION

SECTION 11.1 DE-BA’ATHIFICATION Contents Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………..2 The development of de‑Ba’athification policy…………………………………………………..3 Post‑invasion………………………………………………………………………………………….3 The CPA approach …………………………………………………………………………………………7 CPA Order No.1 …………………………………………………………………………………………..12 Implementation of de‑Ba’athification policy………………………………………………………14 CPA Memorandum No.1 ……………………………………………………………………………….19 The role of the Governing Council ………………………………………………………………….23 De‑Ba’athification in the Transitional Administrative Law … Continue reading

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Resources

SECTION 13.1 RESOURCES The Report of the Iraq Inquiry 444 Contents Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………………….445 The cost of the UK’s intervention in Iraq ……………………………………………………………..445 How the UK’s intervention in Iraq was funded ……………………………………………………..447 Estimates and arrangements for funding military operations ………………………………….452 Agreement … Continue reading

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Conclusions: Resources

SECTION 13.2 CONCLUSIONS: RESOURCES Contents Introduction and key findings …………………………………………………………………………….570 Estimates of the cost of the UK’s involvement in Iraq ……………………………………………570 The decision to take military action against Iraq …………………………………………………..572 Arrangements for funding military operations and civilian activities …………………………575 Resources … Continue reading

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MILITARY EQUIPMENT (POST‑CONFLICT)

SECTION 14.1 MILITARY EQUIPMENT (POST‑CONFLICT) Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3 Background ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3 The procurement process ……………………………………………………………………………….3 Addressing equipment capability gaps ……………………………………………………………..5 The need for an expeditionary capability …………………………………………………………..9 Preparing for the post‑conflict phase ………………………………………………………………11 Improvement in the MOD’s procurement process during Op … Continue reading

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Tears Will Never Cease Flowing: Put armed police in every school, NRA urges

Gentle Reader – For your information.  A piece from the Washington Post related to the recent massacre at a grade-school.  It appears that our fellow citizens leading the National Rifle Association still believe that we are safer with more guns … Continue reading

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The Cowardice of Our Leaders – Silencing Science on Gun Research

Gentle Reader – I posed a small question in this space some days ago, after the shooting deaths of 26 of us – 20 children and six adults.  Children who will never be older than they were that day. Children … Continue reading

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