Dozens of supporters of Israeli conscientious objector Natan Blanc demonstrated outside military headquarters on Tuesday.
Rene Gonzalez, one of the "Cuban Five" who have been imprisoned in the United States since 1998, is now free and back in Cuba.
A three-judge panel headed by Judge Jazmin Barrios sentenced him to 80 years in prison.
In this week's news has come a sobering wake-up call for anyone hoping the end of 2014 will really mark the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
The fact that the president is exercising caution at this point is, for many, a positive change from the Bush-Cheney approach.
It doesn't take much to agitate the defenders of the official orthodoxy.