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Obama pushes forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, another corporate-authored free trade deal

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Over two years after Obama’s stated withdrawal date, no end in sight for the war in Afghanistan

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By waiving the Child Soldiers Prevention Act each year, Obama has made the law null and void

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Guantánamo hunger strikes

Most of hunger-striking inmates at GITMO have been cleared for release but remain detained indefinitely. American Medical Association and Red Cross protest force-feeding by tube. Read more under 1.2 Closing Guantánamo Bay

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Leaks by Edward Snowden confirm en mass domestic and international surveillance by the NSA under Obama

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Violence surges as Obama’s second term marks the tenth anniversary of Iraq’s occupation

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NYT: Obama personally in charge of CIA’s secret “kill list”

Obama is aided by his counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, a top CIA official under Bush during the torture and Iraq WMD intelligence scandals. Read more under 2.4 Drone attacks, and 1.6 Torture

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Obama administration: “The ‘existence or nonexistence’ of the drone campaign is a ‘state secret’ “

Read more under 4.1 The state secrets privilege, 2.4 Drone attacks, and 1.6 Assassination of U.S. citizens

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Expansion of drone strikes continues dramatically and steadily under Obama

Strikes in six different countries, “signature strikes” in Yemen, surveillance drones approved for domestic use. Read more under 2.4 Drone attacks

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An overview of Obama’s drug policy

With editorial contributions from Tuomas Kaila. Read more under 2.8 War on Drugs

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