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Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.

Commander Behind Bin Laden Killing: FBI/DHS Wasting Time Tracking Environmentalists

Steve Horn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDave Cooper, Command Master Chief SEAL (Retired) for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), has authored a ...

Pakistan's Disconnect With Reality

Aparna Pande | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Aparna Pande

The recent leak of the report of the Commission set up to investigate the 2011 raid and killing of Osama Bin Laden (also known as the Abbottabad Commission) has brought to the fore once more the growing radicalization and deepening cleavages within Pakistan.

Report Reveals 'Gross Incompetence' In Bin Laden Case

Al Jazeera | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

On the night of May 1, 2011, US special forces launched a raid deep into Pakistani territory to capture or kill al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden....

Drones: What's the Fuss About?

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Unquestionably, there have been a number of innocent people killed in drone attacks, either by proximity and/or mistake. But what is this in comparison to the land invasions and mass aerial bombings of the pre-drone era?

Pakistan's Osama Bin Laden Amusement Park

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Travel

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan plans to build a $30 million amusement park and outdoor activity centre on the edge of the northwestern town o...

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You've no doubt heard about a little movie called Zero Dark Thirty, which suddenly is the controversial odds-on Oscar favorite. The controversy has to do with a couple of scenes of torture -- or "harsh interrogation techniques," as the Orwellian Bush-era new-speak had it.

Why Torture Is Still Wrong

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Kathryn Bigelow's new film, Zero Dark Thirty, has reignited the debate over the role torture should play in U.S. counterterrorism policy. Here's the CliffsNotes answer: none.

Insecurities Over Sovereignty: Why Pakistan Sentenced Shakil Afridi

Aziz Nayani | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

On the surface, it makes little sense for Pakistan to convict the man who assisted in operations aimed at capturing bin Laden. The decision reveals a larger insecurity within the Pakistani psyche.

Sealed Up, But Not Sealed Over: The Osama bin Laden Raid at 1

William Bradley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The daring raid that took down Osama bin Laden was a triumph of American arms, satisfying retribution for al Qaeda's attacks on New York and Washington. But it points up the many mistakes we've made and continue to make in the wake of 9/11.

Bin Laden's Compound Rubble Goes On Sale

Posted 05.01.2012 | World

What to do with remnants of the world's most loathed terrorist leader's final home? Sell them, naturally. In February, heavy machinery tore down ...

After Abbottabad: To Visit or Not to Visit Osama's Death House

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Adam Valen Levinson

This house was an instant memorial to the day when America regained the edge in its own war on symbols. And there I was, staring at it.

Reverence for the Saudis?

Anthony Amore | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

The popularity of all things SEAL Team Six-related couldn't be more fitting. The success of the eponymous book by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin...

Pakistan's Army Chief Fights To Keep His Job

The New York Times | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's army chief, the most powerful man in the country, is fighting to save his position in the face of seething anger fro...

What Pakistan Intelligence Doesn't Want The World To Know About Bin Laden's Couriers

csmonitor.com | Issam Ahmed | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

Osama bin Laden's couriers, Arshad and Tariq Khan -- who were killed alongside him during the raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan -- were bor...

Peace #1 Issue in the World Today: Pakistan & Palestine -- Parallel Pivots in the Peace Paradigm

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

The old stalemates are breaking up. The unreliability of Pakistan as an ally is one of the President's biggest challenges. But the Middle East is another.

Tell Us Your Questions About Pakistan

Posted 07.26.2011 | World

In our Voices of Pakistan series, the Huffington Post is writing a series of articles exploring the views of the Pakistani people. Sobia Ali, a Huff P...

CIA Flew Stealth Drones Into Pakistan To Monitor Bin Laden House

The Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 07.17.2011 | World

The CIA employed sophisticated new stealth drone aircraft to fly dozens of secret missions deep into Pakistani airspace and monitor the compound where...

Source: NATO Helicopters Return Fire After Being Attacked From Across Pakistan Border

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2011 | World

May 17, 2011 7:44:26 AM KABUL, May 17 (Reuters) - Two NATO helicopters supporting a coalition base in eastern Afghanistan came under fire twice fro...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, talk radio pundits, desperate to turn the conversation away from the success of the bin Laden mission, worked themselves into a faux lather over the Obamas inviting Common to appear at a White House poetry night. Thankfully, the Ghost of Sister Souljah Moments Past did not make an appearance at the event. Elsewhere, troubled marriages grabbed the headlines, with news of Arnold and Maria's separation, the Senate Ethics Committee's scathing report on John Ensign's sordid conduct, and thrice-wed Newt Gingrich's announcement that he was running for president. Meanwhile, joke writers all across America rejoiced with word of the extensive collection of porn found at Osama's Abbottabad compound (insert burka double entendre here). On a personal note, my youngest daughter officially says farewell to her teen years today -- Happy 20th birthday, Isabella!

Follow the Money Trail From Bin Laden's Compound

David de Sola | Posted 07.14.2011 | World
David de Sola

By focusing on bin Laden's compound, investigators may be able to collect more information about Al Qaeda, which could potentially be just as promising as any of the data from the raid.

Another 9/11? Call 911

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The capture of bin Laden argues elegantly against high-priced, nation-building, mission-creeping war, and its inevitable collateral damage, in order to go after individuals who are, at bottom, criminals.

The Most Shocking Bin Laden Compound Discoveries

Posted 07.14.2011 | World

Details of the contents of Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound are continuing to emerge, with the latest reported discovery -- a "fairly extensive" s...

Pakistani Taliban Claim Responsibility For Deadly Suicide Bombing

Posted 07.12.2011 | World

RIAZ KHAN, Associated Press HABQADAR, Pakistan -- A pair of Taliban suicide bombers attacked paramilitary police recruits eagerly heading home for ...

Bin Laden Wives Acted 'Hostile' In Interviews With U.S.

CNN | Fran Townsend | Posted 07.12.2011 | World

(CNN) -- Three of Osama bin Laden's widows have been interviewed by U.S. intelligence officers under the supervision of Pakistani's intelligence servi...