School Administrators to Monitor Students and Parents with Body Cameras

Photo: Burlington Community School District/Special to the Register

Photo: Burlington Community School District/Special to the Register

Source: The Des Moines Register

As police departments across the country adopt the use of body cameras, an Iowa school district is following suit — outfitting its principals and assistant principals with small, clip-on video cameras.

Burlington Community School District in southeastern Iowa is taking the unusual step of recording parent and student interactions with administrators — a move district officials say will protect both sides. (more…)

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Pentagon chief: US considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

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SOURCE: Yahoo News

The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.

Carter, on his first overseas trip since starting the Pentagon job Tuesday, also said the Obama administration is “rethinking” the counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan, although he did not elaborate. (more…)

How The US Lied Again: Why The War In Afghanistan Will Continue

By Alec Cope
We Are Change

The United States and its allies front the ludicrous image of “ending” war – only to leave a massive force that will continue combat operations.

After 13 years, trillions of dollars and thousands of lives lost – nothing was accomplished. A “formal” ceremony was held, the United States and NATO then “ended” the war in Afghanistan, and will leave 13,000 soldiers for “support” missions. This ceremony kicked off the Operation: Resolute Support, which goes into effect January 1st, 2015. (more…)

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