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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.