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The Assassination Complex

Title: The Assassination Complex

Author: Jeremy Scahill

Drones are a tool not a policy. The policy is assassination. Proponents of drone warfare, however, prefer the euphemism “targeted Killings.” But drone strikes often kill people other that the intended target. Unless it can be proven otherwise, the government refers to these unintended victims as “enemies killed in action.” These deaths, which have included women and children, dwarf the number of actual combatants who have been assassinated by drones. They have generated anger toward the United States among foreign populations and have even become a recruiting tool for jihadists.

The first drone strike outside a declared war zone was conducted more that twelve years ago, but it was not until May 2013 that the White House released a set of standards and procedures for conducting such strikes. However, there was no explanation of the internal process used to determine whether a suspect should be killed without being indicted or tried, even if that suspect is an American citizen. The implicit message of the Obama administration has been Trust, but don’t verify.

Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues on The Intercept obtained a cache of slides from a source within the intelligence community that provides a window onto the inner working of the U.S. military’s drone operations. These documents make it possible to begin the long overdue debate about the policy of drone warfare and how it is conducted.

Outsmarting Alzheimer’s

Title:  Out Smarting Alzheimer’s

Author:  Kenneth S. Kosik, MD with Alisa Bowman

Do you have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease?  Outsmarting Alzheimer’s  can help you reduce your risk of ever developing this debilitating disease.  Have you experienced a little forgetfulness?  Outsmarting Alzheimer’s can help you determine whether that’s related to normal aging or whether you should mention it to your doctor.  If you do have mild cognitive impairment, Outsmarting Alzheimer’s includes 80 simple lifestyle prescriptions to slow the progression of symptoms as much as possible.  And if you or a family member already have a dementia diagnosis, these prescriptions can help you manage symptoms, improve your quality of life, and maintain your current lifestyle for as long as possible.

Plus, Outsmarting Alzheimer’s features:

a personalized 3-week plan to help you put these prescriptions into action

more than 40 easy and delicious brain-boosting recipes

almost 30 interactive brain-training games

a simple and effective 7-minute workout

special sections for caregivers to help them help their loved ones put the plan into effect

No matter how you’ve been affected by this frightening disease, Outsmarting Alzheimer’s can help you protect the health of your body.