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Civilian Casualties: A Case for US Condolence Payments in Syria

The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that President Donald Trump signed into law in late December didn’t seem to make big news in the Middle East at the time. But it should have. Among its disappointments was that the final version dropped sanctions against those responsible for the brutal killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and eliminated proposed restrictions on arms sales to Saudi Arabia for its war crimes in Yemen. But there are some promising elements of the new law. One of them is that Congress broadened its requirements for the Defense Department to report on whether…

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