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Bush's Glib Waterboarding Admission Sparks Outrage | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George W. Bush's casual acknowledgment Wednesday that he had Khalid Sheikh Mohammed waterboarded -- and would do it again -- has horrified some former...

Job Opening: CFO Of Al-Qaida

The Big Money | Martha C. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Got a thirst for adventure, an unquenchable religious fervor, and a willingness to trade in the corner office for a cave? Then al-Qaida has the job fo...

U.S. Officials: Al Qaeda No. 3 Killed

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — In what could be one of the hardest blows to al-Qaida since the U.S. campaign against the terrorist organization began, the group's...

Chicago Taxi Driver Accused Of Supporting Al-Qaida

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors charged a Chicago cab driver on Friday with attempting to provide funds for explosives to al-Qaida and discussing ...

Anwar Al Awlaki, Yemeni Cleric, Advocates Killing Americans In Al Qaeda Video

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A U.S.-born cleric who has encouraged Muslims to kill American soldiers called for the killing of U.S. civilians in his first video rele...

CIA Sought Ahmad Hikmat Shakir, Alleged 'Gay Terrorist,' To Penetrate Al-Qaida

New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

... A new story about the run-up to 9/11 has emerged--a previously undisclosed, covert C.I.A. effort to recruit a spy to penetrate Al Qaeda a year and...

Fearful and Scheming Republicans Are Playing into al-Qaida's Strategy

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The "collective display of pants-wetting" and politicization of terrorism by the Republicans are making America less safe. I wish the GOP would find its inner John Wayne.

Sharif Mobley, Suspected Al Qaeda Member, Grew Radical

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HADDONFIELD, N.J. — An American seized in Yemen in a sweep of suspected al-Qaida members had been a laborer at six U.S. nuclear power plants, an...

Adam Gadahn: American Al Qaeda May Not Be In U.S. Custody | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An American Qaeda operative was arrested in the sprawling southern city of Karachi in recent days by Pakistani security officia...

Al Qaeda Calls On American Muslims To Attack U.S.

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Al-Qaida's American-born spokesman on Sunday called on Muslims serving in the U.S. armed forces to emulate the Army major charged with k...

Adam Gadahn May Not Be In U.S. Custody

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: Adam Gadahn was not the Al Qaeda operative captured in Pakistan, the New York Times reports. Senior U.S. officials told the Times that Pakista...

One in Three Killed By Drones in Pakistan Is a Civilian

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

A new report from the New America Foundation states that one of every three people killed in the U.S.'s not-so-secret drone war in Pakistan is a civil...

Attention Democrats: When the House Is on Fire, Don't Cower, Grab a Hose

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Voters are angry, and while it is illogical that people seem to be looking to break the gridlock in Washington by voting in Republicans who are no better, the anger is based on real concerns.

Van Jones Explains 9/11 Petition In One Of His First Post-White House Interviews (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Van Jones, President Obama's former "Green Jobs Czar," spoke to Tavis Smiley in one of his first public interviews since his resignation last year. J...

Eric Holder Responds To Cheney, Giuliani, And Defends 9/11 Civilian Trials

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On January 11th, a few weeks before his plans for a trial at Foley Square fell apart, Holder flew to Boston, to preside over the installation of a new...

Al Qaeda

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida can be expected to attempt an attack on the United States in the next three to six months, senior U.S. intelligence offici...

Al-Shabab, Somali Islamist Group, Confirms It Has Joined With Al Qaeda

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somali Islamist rebel group al-Shabab has confirmed for the first time that its fighters are aligned with al-Qaeda's global militant campaign....

Malaysia Arrests 10 In Connection With US 'Underwear Bomber' Abdulmutallab

AP | JULIA ZAPPEI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia is holding 10 terror suspects with alleged ties to a Nigerian suspected in last month's attempted bombing of a...

Bin Laden Claims Responsibility For Flight 253 Christmas Day Bombing Attempt

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Osama bin Laden endorsed the failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and threatened new attacks against the United St...

120 al-Qaida Suspects Detained In Turkey

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish police launched a nationwide crackdown on suspected militants linked to the al-Qaida terror network on Friday, rounding...

Al-Qaeda Partner With Colombia Drug Dealers To Deal Drugs | Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a partnership that U.S. authorities are referring to as an "unholy alliance," Islamist extremists are helping Colombian guerrillas smuggle cocaine ...

Army Boss: Soldier 'Contributed' To Al-Qaeda Suspect's Shooting, Was Also At Fault

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An interpreter says he wrestled away an Army rifle from a U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist before she could kill anyone during a chao...

'Shadow Elite': War And The Deadly Privatization Of Public Power

Lawrence B. Wilkerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lawrence B. Wilkerson

Killing people for state purposes should be the ultimate public power in a democratic federal republic such as ours. Yet war's privatization proceeds at an alarming pace.

Al-Qaida In The Arabian Peninsula Expands Operations

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which claimed responsibility for the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner bound for Detroit, is led by...

Yemen Says Abdulmutallab Was In Country

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Yemen's government said Monday that the Nigerian accused in the Christmas day attack on a U.S. airliner visited Yemen this year, ...