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Full transcript: Defense Secretary James Mattis’ interview with The Islander

After obtaining his contact information through its accidental exposure by the Washington Post, The MIHS Islander contacted Secretary of Defense James Mattis for an interview. Two companion pieces to this article, a description and reflection on the experience of getting and conducting the interview as well as a feature on the connection between education and radicalization according to Mattis, have been published online. Continue reading “Full transcript: Defense Secretary James Mattis’ interview with The Islander”

Education the key to reducing the lure of terror, says Mattis

In an exclusive interview for The MIHS Islander conducted on Memorial Day, James Mattis, current secretary of defense in the Trump administration, and retired four-star Marine Corps general, shared his perspective on the numerous ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and how to effectively end them. Continue reading “Education the key to reducing the lure of terror, says Mattis”

Guns, Grazers, and Grievances

(**Updated as of Tues., Jan. 19) Basic Info:  Armed anti-government protesters took over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, OR on Jan. 2. The group, called the Citizens of Constitutional Freedom, began the occupation at the federally-owned refuge after Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted of arson. According to prosecutors, the father-and-son ranchers set a fire that burned about 130 acres of federal land in … Continue reading Guns, Grazers, and Grievances