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An Interview With Matthew Hoh

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

If Matthew Hoh could tell you one thing to help you understand the United States' predicament in Afghanistan, it's that the presence of our ground combat troops is not doing anything to defeat al Qaeda.

No Good Osama bin Laden Intelligence In Years, Says Robert Gates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States has not had good intelligence on the whereabouts of terrorist Osama bin Laden...

Taliban Fight Back Against Pakistan Offensive

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both si...

Colin Powell To Obama On Afghanistan Troop Decision: "Take Your Time"

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell reveale...

A War of Absurdity

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

It's time to declare victory and begin to get out of Afghanistan rather than descend deeper into an intractable civil war that we neither comprehend nor in the end will care much about.

Sheik Abdul-Majid al-Zindani And Other Clerics In Yemen Warn Of Jihad If US Sends Troops

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — A group of prominent Muslim clerics warned Thursday they will call for jihad, or holy war, if the U.S. sends troops to fight al-Q...

Terror Suspect Had Contact With Bin Laden's Righ-Hand Man

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Obama: 'No Intention' To Send U.S. Troops To Yemen, Somalia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he has no intention of sending American troops to Yemen or Somalia. Obama told People magazine in an i...

Bomber At CIA Base In Afghanistan Was From Jordan

AP | PAMELA HESS and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) The suicide bomber who killed eight people inside a CIA base in eastern Afghanistan last week was a Jordanian doctor recruited by Jord...

Ryan Grim: Being 'Hard' Or 'Soft' On Terror Doesn't Make Sense

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

HuffPost's Ryan Grim was on MSNBC Tuesday to discuss, along with conservative journalist Jamie Weinstein, whether Obama is "soft on terror." "I kind...

Bombs Kill 23 In Iraq's Western Anbar Province

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Twin bombings – one an assassination attempt against an Iraqi provincial governor – killed 23 people and wounded the gover...

Al Qaida Reportedly 'Groomed Mutallab In London'

London Times | Sean O’Neill and Giles Whittell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Christmas Day airline bomb plot suspect organised a conference under the banner "War on Terror Week" as he immersed himself in radical politics wh...

Melinda Dennis, Northwest Flight 253 Passenger, Describes Attempted Terror Attack (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Melinda Dennis, one of the passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, the plane that was the scene of an attempted terror attack on Christmas day, s...

Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility For Deadly Baghdad Blasts

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida's umbrella group in Iraq claimed responsibility Thursday for coordinated Baghdad bombings this week that killed 127 people an...

Obama Ordered U.S. Military Strike On Yemen Terrorists


On orders from President Barack Obama, the U.S. military launched cruise missiles early Thursday against two suspected al-Qaeda sites in Yemen, admini...

Keeping Afghanistan Safe from Democracy

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

The most idiotic thing being said about America's involvement in Afghanistan is that the best way to protect the 68,000 U.S. troops there now is by putting an additional 40,000 in harm's way.

Pakistan Courthouse Bombing Kills 16 In Peshawar

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A blast early Friday killed two police offers a day after a suicide bomber killed 19 people outside a courthouse in northwe...

French Arrest Physicist At "Big Bang" Lab Because Of Al-Qaida Link

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — A physicist working at the world's largest atom smasher has been arrested on suspicion of links to al-Qaida, adding to the woes of the ...

Yemen Airstrike: 6 Al-Qaeda Operatives Killed In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemeni warplanes struck outside a desert village near the border with Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing six al-Qaida operatives, in...

Pakistan Suicide Bomb Kills 12: Mayor Targeted In Attack On Peshwar Suburb

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday in a market in northwest Pakistan crowded with shoppers ahead of a Muslim holiday, ...

Why Osama Is Winning

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Back in 1986, I was covering the anti-Soviet war in then almost unknown Afghanistan. There I met Abdullah Azzam, the teacher and spiritual mentor of a young Saudi named Osama bin Laden.

Najibullah Zazi Had Contact With Senior Al-Qaeda Officers

AP | LOLITA BALDOR and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — An Afghan immigrant accused of plotting a terrorist attack in New York after receiving training in Pakistan was in contact with a s...

Taliban And al-Qaeda May Be Descended From Jews

Telegraph | Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Experts at Mumbai's National Institute of Immunohaematology believe Pashtuns could be one of the ten "Lost Tribes of Israel"....

Alleged Al-Qaeda Trainee Pleads Not Guilty

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City man under investigation for his links to a terror suspect pleaded not guilty Saturday to charges that he flew to Paki...

U.S. And Britain Close Embassies In Yemen Over Al-Qaida Threats

AP | ANNE GEARAN and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Western embassies in Yemen locked up Sunday after fresh threats from al-Qaida, and the White House expressed alarm at the terror ...