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Tora Bora Revealed: Bin Laden Was There, But Too Few U.S. Troops To Capture Him

The New Republic | Peter Bergen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Are We Any Closer To Capturing Bin Laden?

The Guardian | Julian Borger and Declan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

He is still alive. That is the one thing that can be said about Osama bin Laden these days with any degree of certainty. At least, he was still alive ...

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.

Obama Speech Aimed At Bin Laden, Aides Say

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world was loaded with phrases and ideas aimed very much at rattling one man he never mentioned: Osama bi...

CIA Hacks into Bin Laden's Online Weight Watchers Journal!

Aaron Shure | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Aaron Shure

Here's what they found.

Do Not Be Fooled by Al Zawahiri

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Rehab

Muslims, what has he done for you lately? What have the Al Zawahiris of the world who claim to fight in defense of Islam actually done for Muslims or Islam?

Weapons of Mass Influence - Undermining Terrorism - An Interview With Jerrold M. Post

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Dr. Post offers a step-by-step approach for political, military and ideological actions to induce behavioral, emotional and attitudinal changes to manage and minimize a "war" we just can't win.

Why Are Israeli Spies Defending An Arab President?

Steve Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Posner

Egyptian security forces have launched a series of raids against Lebanese Hezbollah militants operating in Egypt. The Hezbollah agents were attempting...

Obama's Foreign Policy: Nothing Personal

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles J. Brown

Obama has to walk a pretty fine line on his current trip. He must demonstrate leadership without looking like the United States still has the ability -- or the credibility -- to define the agenda.

AF"Lack" -- NATO's AWOL Allies in Afghanistan

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

President Obama's remarks highlight how quickly and seamlessly his national security team was able to construct a commendably hard and soft power approach to the AFPAK crisis.

Bin Laden's Former Home In Ruins, But Still Haunts | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Would you like to see Osama bin Laden's house?" It's not an offer many reporters would turn down. So on a recent trip to Afghanistan, ABC News got...

"Abu" Obama's Muslim Stimulus Package

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The true test of Obama's presidency will not only be the innovative statecraft of its regional diplomacy, but also his ability to mobilize a comprehensive initiative to lift the Arab world out of its economic and social poverty.

The Bin Laden Pilot's Watch? This'll Take Some Marketing...

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
David Weiner

In the years since 9/11, the bin Laden family has popped up in some interesting places. It's the newest family endeavor that may raise some eyebrows though.

Bin Laden's Message in the Era of Obama

Tim Roemer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tim Roemer

The release of yet another tape from Osama Bin Laden Wednesday serves as a reminder of the many leftover issues Barack Obama will inherit from the Bush administration.

Bin Laden's New Weapon of Mass Destruction

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Afghanistan is the central front in the war on terror. But perhaps we'd be wiser to leave bin Laden in his cave, abandon the wrong-headed misnomer of a "war on terror," and give up attempting to build a new democracy on the other side of the world.

The Things that Haven't Happened Yet

Don Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don Steinberg

As a public service, here is our newly updated list of the remaining things that haven't happened yet: African-American elected president of United ...

Why George W. Bush Made Me Sick Yesterday

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

For George Bush, democracy is bulling through a Florida decision which makes his government only borderline legitimate from the gitgo. It is forcing "change" with soldiers rather than friendly persuasion. It is pandering.

Politics and Faith

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

The Constitution, Article VI, Section 3, states "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

There Will Not Be an October Surprise

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

No, this campaign is going to come down to Obama vs. McCain, mano a mano. And right now, momentum is going Obama's way.

McCain "Cut-and-Run" from Afghanistan, "Forfeited Gains" and Was Snookered by bin Laden

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

McCain not only voted to cut-and-run from Afghanistan in favor of the Iraq, he plumped hard for it. He not only followed bin Laden's deliberately misleading claim of where the central theatre of the war was, he quoted it.

9/11 -- Unfinished Business

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

I write this so that our remembrance of 9/11 serves as reminder that we were once united in our determination to complete the unfinished business at hand -- to bring justice to those who ruined so many lives.

What to Do: Blow Myself Up or Study Engineering at Caltech?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Wellen

Sometimes the answer to a problem isn't as hard as we think it is. In fact, it may be downright easy. But something in our makeup prevents us from eit...

Terror "Threats" Timed to Thwart Kerry in '04

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Examination of the "evidence" behind the threats showed them to be flimsy and out-of-date. That, together with the timing provides a very strong case for their being totally a concoction brewed for political gain.

Sam Stein

Exclusive: Fmr Senator Bob Graham on Clinton, Obama, And Delegates | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida Democratic powerhouse Bob Graham declined on Tuesday night to affirm whether or not Sen. Hillary Clinton had switched her position on a DNC pl...

Sam Stein

Bush SOTU: Bin Laden Mentioned Once, Pakistan Twice | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sometimes, during a speech, what is left unsaid is more telling than the words uttered. This was certainly true during Monday night's State of the Uni...