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Barack Obama War on Terror

Is ISIS Not as Powerful as You Think?

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

I'm not trying to argue that we shouldn't be fearful of ISIS, but I do think it's important to gauge exactly how much fear is appropriate before we start deciding what to do about it.

Ryan Grim

Spy Agency Stole Scoop From Media Outlet And Handed It To The AP | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press dropped a significant scoop on Tuesday afternoon, reporting that in the last several years the U.S. government's te...

Matt Sledge

Obama Tries To Have It Both Ways On 'Perpetual War' Law | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Echoing the words of critics like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), President Barack Obama promised Thursday to revise and ultimately repeal a 2001 military for...

Afghanistan War Is Not a Just War

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 07.06.2013 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

How do these costs measure up against the benefits of the war? What benefits were there for the United States in Afghanistan war? How did the security of the United States improve by occupying numerous villages or imprisoning thousands of Pushtun villages in Afghanistan?

Endless War: Becoming 'the Evil That We Deplore'

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Beyond the worthy goal of repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force is a need for Congress to cut off appropriations for the "war on terror." A prerequisite: repudiating the lethal mythology of righteous war unbounded by national borders or conceivable duration.

America's 23-Year War

Anthony Gregory | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Obama has long claimed that he would bring an end to the war will end by 2014, which is still way too long to wait. As for sticking around for another 12 years, the very idea should be maddening to anyone.

"Obama Effect" On Muslim World Falling As Terrorism Rises

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new report from the American Security Project, "Are We Winning? Measuring Progress in the War on Terror: An Interim Update", outlines troubling glob...

Will Muslims Hear the Change in Tone in Obama's Counter-Terrorism Policy?

Faiza Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faiza Patel

Changing the terms of the discussion signals a willingness to shift the paradigm, and such a signal could well find a receptive audience.

How to Spend the Honeymoon

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Walden Bello

The first 100 days of Obama's presidency will be, in the usual fashion, a honeymoon with the American people.

The Tora Bora Of The Mind

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

Smerconish said that, as a Republican, he supported Obama's approach to the hunt for Bin Laden, that moving immediately on intelligence was not naive. And McCain, remarkably, conceded that he too agreed with Obama.