“The idea that only a handful of well-meaning activists can change the status quo is nice, but somewhat misplaced," Adam Cathcart, a lecturer of Chinese History and North Korea watcher told ThinkProgress.
Former Guatemalan dictator General Efrain Jose Rios Montt is standing trial for alleged genocide he committed in the 1980s. The case against him — which has been fraught with delays and dead-ends — is a race against the clock for victims’ families, who fear the 88-year-old will die before facing justice.
The U.S. government paid a local Afghan construction company $18.5 million -- 90 percent of the contracted $20.2 million -- even though the company only completed about 50 percent of the work it was supposed to do at Pul-e-Charkhi prison.
"If the old Blackwater team were still together, I have high confidence that a multi-brigade-size unit of veteran American contractors or a multi-national force could be rapidly assembled and deployed to be that necessary ground combat team."