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Jeb Bush Re-Writes the History of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.

A Field Guide to Jordan's Battle Against ISIS

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Jordan's boundless generosity has provided a safe haven for the human tide of refugees that have been thrust upon it from war-ravaged Syria and Iraq.

ISIS, Ukraine, the South China Sea and the End of the Era of American Power

David Paul | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Shock and Awe was the name for the onslaught of missiles and bombing that was to initiate the U.S. invasion and would intimidate Saddam, quickly bringing his regime into submission. Little did we know that the opening days of the second Iraq war marked the end of the era of America as the world's dominant military power.

A Field Guide to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISOL)

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In early August, ISIS forces attacked the Lebanese Syrian refugee border town of Arsal, provoking a major fire-fight with the Lebanese Army. Apparently, one of ISIS's major military commanders -- Imad Ahmad Jomaa -- had been apprehended inside the refugee camp (holding hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees) likely on a recruiting mission to create a fifth column of ISIS operatives inside Lebanon.

The Man Behind The Extremists Dominating Iraq

The Washington Post | Posted 06.14.2014 | World

On the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, a 36-year-old Jordanian who called himself “the Stranger” slipped into the suburbs of Baghdad arm...

Gaddafi is Dead - A Culture of Needless Violence

Judith Barr | Posted 12.22.2011 | World
Judith Barr

Moammar Gaddafi is dead. He was captured and some say executed. His country was deeply affected by the violence he created. But now . . . there is a c...

Jordan Convicts Mentor of Iraq's Al Qaeda Chief

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — The mentor of slain al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was convicted Thursday of aiding the Afghan Taliban and sentenc...

Inside The Covert Group That Killed Bin Laden

National Journal | Marc Ambinder | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

Before the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this week, President Obama had experience monitoring a white-knuckles counterterrorism operation...

Will the Myth of Bin Laden Be More Potent Than the Man?

James Denselow | Posted 07.02.2011 | World
James Denselow

Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, serious questions will be asked of whether Pakistan deserves to remain at the top of the threats tree.

How Obama's Speech Makes Us Safer

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Alexander

His quoting of the Quran was monumental in bridging the divide between Western and Muslim cultures and ensuring our cooperation against extremists.

Former Senior Interrogator in Iraq Dissects Cheney's Lies and Distortions

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

Our greatest success in this conflict was achieved without torture or abuse. My interrogation team found Abu Musab Al Zarqawi using relationship-building approaches and non-coercive law enforcement techniques.

What Does Obama's Afghan Command Change Mean?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

The move from McKiernan to McChrystal also seems to signify an end to nation-building fantasies in Afghanistan.

Nancy Pelosi, Torture, and Bush's Warmongering

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Now the Right assails Pelosi for not going public after she allegedly learned about some of Bush's "enhanced interrogation techniques." But they also claim that torture is vital to our "national security."

An Interrogator Speaks: I'm Still Tortured by What I Saw In Iraq

Washingtonpost.com | Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I should have felt triumphant when I returned from Iraq in August 2006. Instead, I was worried and exhausted. My team of interrogators had successfull...