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The United States and other international militaries are sometimes called on to provide humanitarian relief in the wake of large natural disasters or complex emergencies that overwhelm the capacity of the affected state/s to adequately respond to the immediate needs of its people. With an expected increase in the magnitude and frequency of deadly more...
Military participation in the provision of humanitarian relief in complex emergencies is increasingly common. Foreign and national militaries have played particularly significant roles in responding to natural disasters — such as the floods and cyclone in Mozambique in 2007, or the earthquakes in Pakistan in 2005 and Haiti in 2010 — as more...
Despite a growing reputation for brutality, inhumanity and repression – including the rape of women and enslavement minorities – the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has managed to recruit a significant number of women and girls among the thousands of locals and foreigners joining its ranks. Counter to popular more...

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