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Stage and Screen Stars Unite to Salute Rita Cosby for Wounded Warriors

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

This week over a thousand New Yorkers had the opportunity to "Celebrate America's Heroes" on the occasion of Emmy-winning TV and radio host Rita Cosby's 50th birthday to benefit the acclaimed organization, the Wounded Warrior Project.

REPORT: White House Mistakenly Identifies CIA Chief

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - The White House inadvertently included the name of the top CIA official in Afghanistan on a list of participants in a...

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Amram Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Amram Shapiro

Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.

Reports: Drone Strike Kills Al Qaeda Deputy

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Jibran Ahmad WASHINGTON/PESHAWAR, June 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan killed one of al Qaeda's mo...

Max J. Rosenthal

'It Gets Better,' Even While You're At War | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that gays and lesbians can serve openly in the military, some service members are attempting to help others through struggles simila...

Michele Bachmann: Obama Was Wrong To Ban Waterboarding

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is accusing the Obama administration of committing "strategic blunders" that have hampered U.S. eff...

Illinois Guardsman Took Bribes From Afghan Contractor

Posted 07.13.2011 | Chicago

In 2004, Afghan contractor Noor Alam was looking to secure some lucrative United States contracts for his firm, the Northern Reconstruction Organizati...

That Others May Live

David R. Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David R. Kuhn

2011-03-24-tatsmall.jpgThe members of the 212th Rescue Squadron carry the marks of battles for the rest of their lives, along with ink from tattoo artist Scott Campbell under their skin. It all stays with them.

A Hollow Bomber Jacket

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the Obama presidency, moral collapse has taken on the appearance of craven clockwork, establishing a concentric pattern of immense damage to economic security at home while ratcheting up warfare overseas.

Bagram's Evil Twin

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

When the U.S. military opened a new detention facility in Bagram, I gave credit where credit was due. But a report released today focuses on allegations of inhumane treatment at a smaller facility, co-located on Bagram Air Base.

Can Pakistan Be Held Accountable for American Crimes?

Crofton Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crofton Black

This week in Lahore, Pakistan, the legal charity Reprieve has launched a lawsuit against the Pakistani government for helping the US military to abduct and imprison seven Pakistani nationals without trial or charge.

Five Absurd Things That Simply Can't Happen in Wartime Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

What if Washington declared a ceasefire in Afghanistan, expressed a desire to withdraw all its troops from the country in good order and at a reasonable pace, and then just left?

Jason Linkins

U.S. Expands Its Footprint At Bagram Air Force Base | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sometime around the spring of 2011, lawmakers will begin to ramp up a debate on whether or not the United States should begin withdrawing forces from ...

IEDs Kill 75% More Afghan Civilians Than In 2009

The Huffington Post | Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today's Af-Pak round-up: IEDs kill 75% more Afghan civilians than in 2009. Improvised explosive devices deployed by the Taliban have killed 1,859 A...

A Bomber Jacket Doesn't Cover the Blood

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

During his first presidential trip to Afghanistan, Obama stood before thousands of American troops to proclaim the sanctity of the war effort. He played the role deftly, while wearing a bomber jacket.

Obama's Bagram Fly-In: What He Didn't Visit

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harry Shearer

The most jarring part of the Obama fly-in to Bagram was the part of the base he apparently didn't visit: the secret prison we've been running there for years. It's Gitmo on steroids.

What Effect Did the Taliban Attacks Have? None. Really, None.

Lt. Col. Ed Ledford | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lt. Col. Ed Ledford

The more the Taliban blow themselves up and hurt others the more they antagonize the Afghan people, the more they marginalize themselves and their cause. The counterinsurgency strategy is turning the momentum of the fight.

Bagram Prison In Afghanistan Could Expand With Same Purpose As Guantanamo Bay

Los Angeles Times | David S. Cloud and Julian E. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The White House is considering whether to detain international terrorism suspects at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, senior U.S. officials said, ...

Taliban Attacks Key U.S. Base In Afghanistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents launched a brazen pre-dawn assault Wednesday against the giant U.S.-run Bagram Air Field, killing an American contra...

The New Bagram: Has Anything Changed?

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

Having toured it, I give the new Bagram detention facility a "vastly improved" grade compared to what it was before. But, that being said, U.S. detention policy still has a long way to go.

Afghan Working Group Calls for Transparency at Bagram

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

The only way the United States will feel comfortable getting out of the risky and destructive detention business, is if it trusts the Afghan justice system.

U.S. Still Running Secret Prison In Afghanistan | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An American military detention camp in Afghanistan is still holding inmates for sometimes weeks at a time and without access to ...

Stop the Music...and the Torture

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Those who focus solely on the closing of Gitmo merely invite the US government to move any detainees still in need of further 'care' to Bagram, which is in a similarly lawless situation, if not more so.

Rethinking Taxi to the Dark Side: On Torture and the Mystery of Cheney Not Being in Jail

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I can't for the life of me figure out why Dick Cheney is still walking around free and -- even worse -- continues to get airtime so he can spew lies about the utter awesomeness of American torture.

Bagram Prison Threatens Success in Afghanistan

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Horowitz

The U.S. military finally seems to have learned that dropping bombs on civilians isn't the way to win the hearts and minds of Afghans. But neither is grabbing people out of their houses and jailing them.