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Adam Isacson
I run 's Defense Oversight Program. Security, defense, borders, and conflict resolution. Tweets are mine—not necessarily WOLA's consensus view.
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Adam Isacson 13h
Smoking-gun proof that 's military, under current management, has gone back to a moronic "body count" strategy. Just fill in your unit's goal this year for "afectaciones," which means "voluntary surrenders, captures, or kills," for each armed group. Sin palabras.
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Adam Isacson 14h
"The last thing we want, Mr. President, is glyphosate." This is awesome: the governor of Nariño department tells 's president why he's wrong to push for US-backed aerial spraying of coca-growing households with the severely questioned herbicide.
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Adam Isacson 18h
Going by fiscal year, which starts in October, Border Patrol has apprehended over 165,000 Guatemalans. Add up the 3 tables near the bottom of
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Adam Isacson 18h
The fiscal year starts in October, but yes, well over. 1% of Guatemala is 160,000 people.
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Adam Isacson 19h
Replying to @nytimes
I've been un-blocked. Who among us hasn't acted out when having a bad day.
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Adam Isacson 20h
Ever try that? Ask thousands of threatened women if that works. At all. It would do just as much good to go to the park and tell the squirrels about Cabal's account.
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Adam Isacson 20h
I'm no moderator (do those even exist, really?), but this sure looks like a prominent public official threatening the free press by claiming that a journalist is linked to terrorists. A better social media network would've taken this down hours ago.
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Adam Isacson 21h
Replying to @TomJawetz @nytimes
In a couple of months. And I'll plan to meet with military leaders, who tend to be more open to dialogue than the current commander (who ended up deleting the tweet I replied to, btw). If something happens because of the block—which I doubt—I'm a researcher, that's useful data.
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Adam Isacson 22h
Replying to @TomJawetz @nytimes
Was there this week.
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Adam Isacson 22h
If you're wondering why over 1% of 's population has been apprehended at the US border this year, there's a direct connection to the corrupt backlash describes here. (' Latin America staff is killing it this weekend.)
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Adam Isacson May 18
On Tuesday I'll be in City for this necessary discussion of militaries' increasing role in public security. Several other great international speakers on the program (nos vemos ). Open to the public, so please come if you're in town:
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Adam Isacson May 18
Essential report from the border: and have updated their count of how many asylum-seekers are waiting in at ports of entry (now >18,700!), who runs each waitlist, how long the wait is, and how many CBP lets in per day:
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Adam Isacson May 18
This is what happens when you tweet a link to today's article in a reply to the head of 's armed forces.
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Adam Isacson May 18
Replying to @COMANDANTE_EJC
(Mientras el jefe de las FFAA trina una llamada a la obediencia ciega)
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Adam Isacson May 18
Replying to @COMANDANTE_EJC
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Adam Isacson May 18
Chillingly, on May 6 's had reported—after consulting 57 sources in several conflictive zones—a nearly across-the-board increase in allegations of military and police human rights abuse since took office last August.
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Adam Isacson May 18
Replying to @nytimes
Measuring success through territorial legitimacy instead of body counts is a pretty old "lesson learned" at this point. For that reason, I doubt that US military personnel in are on board with this. (I hope, in fact, that they are very upset about it.)
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Adam Isacson May 18
A big scoop reveals 's military is going back in time, using "body counts" to measure success. This not only risks human rights abuses: it's stupid. Success is measured by territorial control and population's support, not combat kills.
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Adam Isacson May 17
Former FARC leader/negotiator Jesús Santrich has been re-arrested at the gates of the prison where he was being released. An all-out clash between 's criminal justice system and the peace accord justice system.
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Aaron Reichlin-Melnick May 17
Another must-read on the ongoing humanitarian nightmare that is the doublespeak-named "Migrant Protection Protocols." A woman sent back under these "protocols" told DHS that she was afraid to return. They sent her back anyway. ON HER WAY BACK FROM COURT SHE WAS KIDNAPPED.
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