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Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Abby Banks, Print Editor in Chief

May 3, 2017


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

  President Donald Trump recently ordered a missile strike on an air base belonging to Bashar al-Assad, Syria's current president, in retaliation to the use of chemical weapons on civilians. While militant force can have its occasional need, Trump's motives for the strike seem to be in relat...

Foreign soil is not U.S. soil

Foreign soil is not U.S. soil

Quinn Kuslich, Video Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

In 2011, the Arab Spring in Syria escalated into fully armed conflict. This happened because President Bashar Al-Assad violently silenced calls for his removal from office. Syria is now engulfed in the flame of a multi-faction civil war. ISIS is a leading faction rising to power through brutal war which has led...

U.S. should safely admit Syrian refugees

U.S. should safely admit Syrian refugees

Max Korth, SNO Sports and Social Media Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

  The refugees from Syria, after the fall of the Syrian government, have been scattered worldwide looking for countries to settle in. The common concern around the world is that some members of ISIS are hiding among the refugees and possibly conspiring to commit terrorist attacks on the ...

Questions remain over the West’s ability to confront ISIS

Questions remain over the West’s ability to confront ISIS

Sam Begin, Team Lead Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Political Opinion

In the span of only two years, ISIS has managed to become a near ubiquitous name in American households. They command the same fear we used to lavish on al-Qaeda or the Soviets. But while we rose up to the challenges posed by both, are we doing the same with ISIS? The answer to that question is yes. ...

Obama stuck in war dilemma

Obama stuck in war dilemma

Mathias Hoefferle, Distribution Reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under Political Opinion

Earlier this year, Barack Obama, United States President, addressed the crisis in Syria publicly, stating that he had no intentions of sending U.S. military ground troops into to Syria to fight ISIS (Islamic States of Iraq and Syria). Only a few months later, an unidentified man fighting for ISIS publicly behea...

U.S. raids need to end

U.S. raids need to end

Adam Johnson

December 12, 2013


Filed under Political Opinion

The United States has a history of sticking its nose where it does not need to be. This often involves military strikes across the Middle East. The U.S. should cease special operations on other nations' soil. At the beginning of October, U.S. special forces launched a successful raid on the home of al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi in Tripoli. Flushed with success, the U.S. was surprised when the Li...

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