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4/20/18
Columbine: 19 years on
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The Columbine High School mass shooting occurred on 20 April 1999. A new study finds that more people have died or been injured in mass school shootings in the United States in the past eighteen years than in the entire twentieth century.

4/20/18
Extreme vetting
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4/20/18
ETA apology
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The Basque militant group ETA, which had conducted a four-decade campaign of violence and terrorism for the creation of an independent Basque state (the Basque region straddles the Spanish-French border), apologized to the victims of its violence. Over 800 people were killed by ETA during the conflict which officially ended in 2011.

4/20/18
Deterrence
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The challenge of deterrence — discouraging states from taking unwanted actions, especially military aggression — has again become a principal theme in U.S. defense policy. But the landscape has changed: Many potential adversaries are significantly more capable than they were a decade or more ago, and the risks of actually fighting a major war are more significant than ever. This makes it even more imperative to deter conflict.