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U.S. & International Criminal Court

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U.S. & International Criminal Court

U.S. & International Criminal Court

U.S. & International Criminal Court

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In its continued opposition of the International Criminal Court, the Bush administration is now putting pressure on its allies to support American immunity from the court. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports that the U.S. is threatening to hold back military aid from those countries that do not back the U.S. agenda - a move some analysts say is only hurting U.S. diplomacy. But the White House maintains that the global scope of its intervention makes American peacekeepers vulnerable to hostile nations who may use the ICC to retaliate.