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Anwar Al Awlaki

Urgent Call to Action: You Tube Must Cease Abetting Terrorism in the U.S.

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

What if I told you that YouTube is abetting radical jihadi terrorism in the United States? What if I also told you that YouTube management has turned a blind eye to appeals to cease doing so? Wouldn't you want to have YouTube management hear your outcry?

Why the War on Terror is Failing

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Not only has the United States failed to blunt terrorism, Islamic State and radical hegemony, it has made them worse. Indeed, the foreign terror attacks so many Americans live in fear of have morphed into Americans themselves committing terror attacks. That is not progress.

DOJ Memo Justifying Killing Of U.S. Citizen Revealed

VICE News | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

"This white paper sets forth the legal basis upon which the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) could use lethal force in Yemen against a United States ...

Dead Is Dead: Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Looking back on the violations of justice that characterized British rule in pre-Constitutional America, it is easy to see the Founders' intent in creating the Fifth Amendment. A government's ability to inflict harm on its people, whether by taking their lives, imprisoning them, or confiscating their property, was to be checked by due process.

Missing Pieces in Analysis of Targeted-Killing Memo

Morris Davis | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Morris Davis

The news media and bloggers have covered the memo's release extensively, particularly whether the Obama administration's position squares with the Constitution and U.S. laws. However, there are two areas that I believe are equally important that have been overlooked or ignored.

Matt Sledge

Here's The Drone Memo That Justified The Killing Of A U.S. Citizen

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

A federal court released on Monday a Justice Department memorandum justifying the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, but government redactions still le...

Ryan J. Reilly

Grandfather Of 16-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Killed By Drone Says Faith In Due Process 'Shattered'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The grandfather of a 16-year-old U.S. citizen who was killed in a drone strike said his faith in the American judicial system has been "...

Senator Rand Paul Defended

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Senator Rand Paul is like Horatius at the bridge standing against the serial vandalizing of the Constitution by the President of the United States and his myrmidons at the Department of Justice.

"Black Sight"

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Khalid Hanifi

How quickly the Predator drone, the gutting of the first, fourth, and fifth amendments, the all-out war on whistleblowers, the tsunami of the surveillance state, etc. have descended upon us.

Time to Start Sending Yemeni Prisoners Home

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Of the 166 remaining prisoners at Guantanamo, 86 have been cleared to leave. The Yemenis among them have been stuck there en masse due only to their citizenship. It's high time to start sending them home.

Ryan J. Reilly

Judge Seems Skeptical Of Administration's Argument In Drone Strikes Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge expressed skepticism on Friday over the Obama administration’s assertion that the judicial branch has no role in a law...

Man and Machine

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Joseph B. Kadane

The recent debate about the use of drones in warfare, and the possible use of armed drones against American citizens, reveals an interesting aspect of our attitudes about manned and unmanned machines.

INTERVIEW: Journalist Jeremy Scahilll on Dirty Wars

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.22.2013 | Media
Zaki Hasan

For more than fifteen years, Jeremy Scahill's investigative work has earned him accolades the world over for speaking truth to power and for shining a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama's Justice Department Slammed For Claiming Courts Have No Role In Drones Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two civil liberties organizations suing the U.S. government for killing three Americans in drone strikes slammed the Obama administratio...

Dirty Wars, The Documentary: Notes in the Margins

Aldo Civico | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
Aldo Civico

With Dirty Wars it is as if Jeremy Scahill is holding up a mirror against the U.S. government's war against al Qaeda and its affiliates across the Middle East and Africa, while inviting us to look into the abyss of its practices.

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ: American Citizens Drone Killings Constitutional Because We Said So

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's targeted drone strikes against American citizens were constitutional in part because the president said so, D...

Al Qaeda's Inspire Magazine Sings Praises For Boston Bombings

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

Al Qaeda's most recent issue of its propagandist magazine, Inspire, focuses almost exclusively on the Boston Marathon bombings, celebrating the suspec...

Reevaluating the Usefulness of Predator Drone Strikes: A Bostonian Perspective

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

While there is no such thing as an excusable killing of a civilian, these statistics, and the constant pressure to prevent further terror acts on American soil, somewhat mitigate the harm caused by the CIA's controversial drone assassination campaign.

How Did Anwar Awlaki Radicalize The Boston Bombers?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Azeem Ibrahim

He studied engineering, education and human resources, but somehow never got round to Islam. He did not claim to have any qualifications from an Islamic seat of learning, nor even claim to have any from a secular academic institution's course on Islam.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Demanded Answers When Drone Killed American Teenager

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has never commented publicly on the targeted drone strike that accidentally killed Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a 16-ye...

A True-life Thriller About America's Covert Wars

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Few lawmakers have the guts to ask: What powers does our government have to kill people without due process? The larger question asked by Dirty Wars: What happens to us as Americans when we finally see what's hidden in plain sight?

Colorado Muslims Disgusted At Clements Murder Coverage

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 03.22.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. News surrounding the murder Tuesday of Colorado Department of Corrections Chief Tom Clements centers ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Small ACLU Team Fights Drone Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration, in the face of harsh criticism from members of Congress, has recently promised more transparency surrounding the...

Is Saudi National Involved In Shooting Death Of Colo. Prison Chief?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

According to anonymous sources that spoke to Fox31, officials will look into the possibility that the recent denial to transfer Saudi national Homaida...

How The Government Justified Killing An American Citizen

The New York Times | Posted 05.09.2013 | World

One morning in late September 2011, a group of American drones took off from an airstrip the C.I.A. had built in the remote southern expanse of Saudi ...