While conducting a humanitarian assessment with Refugees International, I spoke with an eighty-year-old woman who had recently fled violent reprisal killings near the village of Lukweti in Masisi territory.
Too often, we forget that our military's capabilities are dual-use. The
drone that flies reconnaissance over the tribal regions of Pakistan can
also be used over the devastated towns of Haiti. The doctors and nurses
who treat combat wounded in Iraq can also mend a leg broken in a
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