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Op-Ed: The CIA needs to win hearts and minds as well as gather intel

When you fight the monster, you risk becoming the monster. The CIA has a tremendously difficult task in confronting and fighting violent terrorists in hostile territories, but engaging in torture raises the risk of retaliatory terrorism.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf

Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

Washington - President Barack Obama has acknowledged that the United States tortured detainees during the ongoing 13-year war against terrorism.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb breaking Taliban's hold in North Special

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb has decimated the Taliban stronghold in the North Waziristan Agency, crippling its ability to wage a war against Pakistan and invade Afghanistan once U.S. withdraws its troops.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Snowden is the definition of a patriot

The opinion of Edward Snowden is wide ranging. Some call him a traitor, others call him a patriot. The truth sits firmly in the latter. Edward Snowden is a red, white and blue patriot whose act of civil disobedience came at a price everyone should revere.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 2 comments

Op-Ed: New Wikileaks cable shows the immorality of the U.S. government

Baghdad - A new cable released by Wikileaks shows another example of detainee abuse in Iraq. Giving the international community another reason to doubt the moral justification of torture.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 3 comments

Since 9/11, right-wing violence has killed more in US than jihad

Kansas City - Since 9/11, right wing extremists have killed more Americans than Islamic jihadists, yet attacks committed by the former don't get anywhere near the amount of coverage-- or government attention-- as violence perpetrated by the latter.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 27 comments

Al-Aulaqi lawsuit dismissal gives U.S. government total authority Special

Washington - Last week, a U.S. district court judge tossed out a lawsuit filed by the families of three American citizens who were executed in three separate drone strikes.
Digital Journal Report by Ben Morris - 1 comment

Op-Ed: January 22nd is 5th anniversary of Obama order to shut Guantanamo

Washington - On January 22, 2009 President Obama signed an executive order that the United States Detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Cuba be closed no later than January 22, 2010.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments

US general who opened Guantánamo prison says it should be closed

Detroit - The Marine Corps general who opened the infamous US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba has written an op-ed piece calling for its closure.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Some Gitmo terrorists trained as double agents and paid by CIA

Not far from the administrative offices at Guanatanamo Bay there are still eight small cottages long abandoned. They were the site of a secret CIA operation in which CIA officers turned terrorists into spies and sent them home.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Panel: CIA forced doctors to torture detainees

An investigation conducted by an independent task force has concluded that the Central Intelligence Agency has been forcing doctors, psychologists and other health care professionals to torture individuals detained during the 'War on Terror.'
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

French journalists kidnapped at gunpoint and killed in Mali

Kidal - Two French journalists,were murdered in Mali, North Africa, Saturday, just hours after being kidnapped by insurgents. The two journalists have been identified as 57-year-old Ghislaine Dupont and sound technician, Claude Verlon, aged 55.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Was the US seizure of Abu Anas Al-Liby in Libya legal?

Tripoli - There is little discussion of the legality of the seizure of suspected Al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Liby in front of his house in Tripoli as he arrived home from prayers except in terms of defense of its legality under US law.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

US Consulate in Herat attacked by Afghan Taliban

Herat - In the early hours of Friday morning (2 a.m. GMT) Taliban militants attacked the US Consulate in Herat, western Afghanistan, using a suicide car bomb to breach the consulate's perimeter before the attackers opened fire.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

38 feared dead in latest Boko Haram Islamist attack in Nigeria

At least 38 people have been killed this weekend in two further attacks attributed to Boko Haram Islamist insurgents in Nigeria’s troubled Borno province in the north-east of the country.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

French Air Force sergeant accused of planning mosque attack

Lyons - French security services have arrested a 23-year-old sergeant in the French Air Force who is accused of planning an attack on a French mosque to coincide with the end of Ramadan, France’s Interior Ministry announced yesterday.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

U.S. Army soldier pleads guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians

An American soldier pleads guilty to an attack on Afghan civilians that halted military operations, and led to the Taliban calling off peace talks.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 8 comments

UK: Islam convert threatened death to Prince Harry

London - London Metropolitan Police announced yesterday that a man had been arrested the day after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered after making threats to kill British Royal, Prince Harry.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Drone attack kills Taliban second-in-command inside Pakistan

Security officials in Pakistan say a Taliban commander has been killed in a U.S. drone attack in the lawless Waziristan region.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 4 comments

Amnesty International protests US drone killings

Amnesty International says the U.S. drone policy is shrouded in secrecy but the killings appear to amount to extrajudicial executions that violate international rights laws.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 2 comments

Op-Ed: US becomes surveillance state with no privacy rights

Washington - The US government, as part the "war on terror," has erected an expensive and extensive surveillance empire, that monitors not just AP reporters but everyone's communications throughout the US and no doubt far beyond.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 10 comments

Op-Ed: US taxpayer detained indefinitely to pay for war on terror

Washington - While the very visible big footprint war in Iraq is over and the Afghan war is winding down, the war against terror continues all over the world and is not expected to stop for at least 10 or 20 years.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Glenn Greenwald on the AUMF bill

Washington - A few Democratic and Republican senators are contemplating revisions to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) a bill passed after the attacks of September 11 in 2001.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Talk and action on the war on terror

Should a place like Guantanamo still exist? If that sounds like a dumb question, some people are still willing to debate it. Others are taking action.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

US torture 'indisputable' — Bipartisan study concludes

A landmark bipartisan study has found "indisputable" evidence that the United States practiced torture in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and that the George W. Bush administration is responsible.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 17 comments

Osama’s killing: Contradictory statements on how exactly he died

The question of who actually shot Osama bin Laden has turned into a deeper mystery after CNN revealed another statement explaining the assault differently, as there are now five contradictory versions of how Osama died.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 16 comments

Op-Ed: Guantanamo gets multi-million dollar upgrade instead of closing

Washington - Four years ago President Obama promised to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The detention is still open with detainees who may be kept there indefinitely without trial or charges being brought against them.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 16 comments

Film 'The World According to Dick Cheney' airs Friday

Former Vice President Dick Cheney gives a candid interview in R. J. Cutler's documentary on his life, which airs on March 15. Cheney defends the invasion of Iraq and the use of torture, saying "If I had to do it all over again, I'd do it in a minute."
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

French mother on trial for sending son to nursery in 9/11 T-shirt

Avignon - The mother and uncle of a toddler were in court, Wednesday facing charges of ‘defending terrorism,’ the mother having sent her young son, who happens to be named ‘Jihad’ to nursery school wearing a T-shirt carrying the legend “I am a bomb."
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Many liberals support hawkish policies if Obama adopts them

Washington - Many civil libertarians worry that President Obama's hawkish policies on national security have silenced liberals who vigorously and vociferously opposed similar or the same policies under President George W. Bush.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments
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Security Forces carrying out house to house search operation in Miranshah , North Wazirastan Agency
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A collage of the timelines of the Sept. 11  2001 attacks.
A collage of the timelines of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
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Afghan man receives treatment from a U.S. Navy corpsman after being injured in a grenade attack
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Afghan man receives treatment from a U.S. Navy corpsman after being injured in a grenade attack
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The US Terrorism Liaison Officer s Committee (TLOC) is comprised of at least one law enforcement off...
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The US Terrorism Liaison Officer's Committee (TLOC) is comprised of at least one law enforcement officer from each of the local police departments located within FBI Chicago Division territory. TLOC provides a venue for local law enforcement to interact with with each other and with the FBI to share ideas and intelligence regarding the nation's war on terrorism and to discuss the counterterrorism challenges faced daily by police officers on the streets.
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Scene of the Toulouse shootings in March 2012
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Scene of the Toulouse shootings in March 2012
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Two Afghan children look at a U.S. Army photographer in June  2010
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Two Afghan children look at a U.S. Army photographer in June, 2010
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Malala Yousafzai is a school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat Dis...
Malala Yousafzai is a school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
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U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer in Afghanistan takes cover as CH-53 helicopter lands
U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jeremy Harris
U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer in Afghanistan takes cover as CH-53 helicopter lands
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Troops during house to house search in Miranshah. Ground operation was launched early in the morning...
ISPR – Pakistan Army
Troops during house to house search in Miranshah. Ground operation was launched early in the morning in North wazirastan Agency.
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Egyptair Flight 985 from Cairo to New York at Prestwick Airport Scotland yesterday after taxi-ing to...
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Egyptair Flight 985 from Cairo to New York at Prestwick Airport Scotland yesterday after taxi-ing to a remote part of the airport away from terminal buildings
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COAS and Prime Minister of Pakistan  Muhammad Nawaz Sharif During his visit to IDPs Camp Bannu.
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COAS and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif During his visit to IDPs Camp Bannu.
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A makeshift cross (as it looked in 2005) is made from burnt steel collected from the rubble of the collapsed Twin Towers in Ground Zero.
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An Afghan boy looks at a U.S. Marine photographer in 2010
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lindsay L. Sayres
An Afghan boy looks at a U.S. Marine photographer in 2010
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Mechanized troops patrolling outside the cordoned area in North Wazirastan Agency
ISPR – Pakistan Army
Mechanized troops patrolling outside the cordoned area in North Wazirastan Agency
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Afghan man and his son wait to see a U.S. military doctor providing medical services to the local po...
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paige J. Bray
Afghan man and his son wait to see a U.S. military doctor providing medical services to the local population
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