Reports of a chemical-weapons attack in Syria has the advocates of more aggressive U.S. government intervention seizing the opportunity to urge the Obama administration to put American troops on the ground.

Conservatives see some hope after Senator Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster earlier this month.

Despite his failure to publish the rules he follows in executing the drone war, President Obama wants to draft guidelines for other nations to follow in the use of drones.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illson on March 15 ruled that National Security Letters (NSLs) are unconstitutional and ordered the government from issuing them "in this or any other case."

Writing in the Washington Post, Michael Gerson mocked Senator Rand Paul's worldview and his filibuster.

"The GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered," said the junior senator from Kentucky. "I don't think we need to name any names, do we?"

By a vote of 37-0, the Michigan state Senate passed a bill denying the federal government the power to indefinitely detain Michigan citizens under provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The Air Force has decided to remove drone strike statistics from reports of activity in Afghanistan.

In an article in the Sunday New York Times, reporters cite anonymous administration officials in justifying the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of secretly working with the Taliban to facilitate terrorist attacks in order to demonstrate a need for U.S. troop presence in the war-torn country after the scheduled withdrawal of Western combat units at the end of next year.

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