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Another Visit to Guantánamo Bay -- But What Can I Tell My Clients?

Cori Crider | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Cori Crider

I have just arrived in Guantánamo Bay, on my first attorney-client visit for a year. What on earth can I tell these men?

Romney Comes Out for Endless War in Afghanistan

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Mitt Romney just made it clear: While the president will begin to transition us out of Afghanistan, a President Mitt Romney would keep us there in an open-ended commitment.

Andrea Stone

'Security Theater': 8 Ways Washington Spends Money Without Making You Safer | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The good news first. Government homeland security agencies are moving toward a more rational, risk-based system of protection. Now th...

Joshua Hersh

Yemen's President Will Receive Immunity Upon U.S. Arrival | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The State Department has announced that Yemen's embattled president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, will have diplomatic immunity while he visits t...

Al Qaeda Reportedly Threatens To Execute European Hostages

AP | By JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

PARIS -- The language used in a purported message from al-Qaida's North Africa arm that threatens to kill European hostages if governments take milita...

The GOP and Presidential Power

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

As we begin the countdown to the November elections, let's appreciate how much American governance has become a debate over presidential power -- from health care, to the economy, to foreign policy.

Andrea Stone

Homeland Security Budget Cuts Leaving Cities On Their Own | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed in 2007, a specially equipped urban search and rescue team based in the Twin Cities respo...

Happy Holidays: Time to Increase Our Operational Security

Joshua Gleis | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Joshua Gleis

It it critical for religious groups to partner with law enforcement in order to better monitor their communities, and work as trained eyes and ears for the police. Rather than leave it to vigilantism, government agencies should work to nurture responsible organizations.

The Contradictions Of Obama's Outreach To American Muslims

Sahar Aziz | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Sahar Aziz

If the government is serious about partnering with Muslim communities, it must stop behaving like an adversary. For starters, community outreach programs should not be exploited.

The Congress Is Wrong on This One

Michael S. Greco | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Michael S. Greco

No one questions that the U.S. military plays an important role in fighting terrorism but the Armed Forces do not want -- and are not equipped - also to serve as judge and jailor.

Michael McAuliff

White House Abandons Veto Threat Of Indefinite Detention Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday abandoned its threat to veto a defense bill that sets in stone the commander in chief's authority to indefi...

Is Ron Paul Absolutely Right, or Is He Absolutely Wrong About Terrorism?

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.06.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

What causes terrorism? This is more than just an academic question. It has become an important part of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul's foreign policy position.

Andrea Stone

'Emerging Threat' From Nigeria, House Panel Report Warns | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Committee on Homeland Security panel released a report Wednesday detailing what it says is an emerging threat from a Nigerian Is...

Are Terrorists Insane?

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

Is someone who engages in terrorism crazy or do they know what they are doing? The recent cases of Rezwan Ferdaus, the man charged with plotting to ...

Andrea Stone

Counterterrorism Czar Resists Muslim Labels, As Critics Say Right-Wing Threat Looms Larger | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government's point man working to counter homegrown violent extremism and defend communities from terrorist attacks isn't in...

Congress: Reject Indefinite Detention

Human Rights Watch | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

The US Congress should reject provisions in a defense spending bill that would permit long-term indefinite detention without trial of terrorism suspec...

Clinton To Pakistan: We Will Pursue Militants With Or Without Your Help

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Obama administration delivered a blunt warning Thursday that the United States will do what it must to go after milita...

U.S., Mexico Cooperated To Foil D.C. Terror Plot

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

MEXICO CITY — Mexico worked closely with U.S. authorities to help foil an alleged $1.5 million plot to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Wash...

Hard Questions About Terror

Len Levitt | Posted 12.10.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

For first time since 9/11, some elected officials had the courage to grill Police Commissioner Ray Kelly about his secretive anti-terrorism policies. Surprise, surprise, those officials did not include Mayor Bloomberg.

Senator Harry Reid Takes a Stand Against NDAA

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has sent a terrific letter explaining why he won't be bringing the Armed Services Committee's reported version of the National Defense Authorization Act to the Senate floor for a vote.

Joshua Hersh

After Awlaki Hit, U.S. Overflowing With Praise For Yemen's Troubled Government | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

In the aftermath of the American military strike that killed wanted al-Qaida operative Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S. government has turned up the volume o...

Anwar Al-Awlaki, American Internet Terrorist Pioneer and Plotter Killed in Yemen

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 11.30.2011 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

With the death of al Awalki, the plotting of attacks and the Internet recruitment effort directed toward Western youth by radicals has suffered a significant blow, but the threat by no means has been completely eliminated.

Leaked FBI Materials Reveal More Shocking Anti-Muslim Bigotry | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Following months of denials, the FBI is now promising a "comprehensive review of all training and reference materials" after Danger Room revealed a se...

Officials: U.S. Building Secret Drone Bases In Africa, Arabian Peninsula

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock and Greg Miller | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Pen...

FBI Counterterrorism Trainer: Forget Al Qaeda, Target Islam

Wired | By Spencer Ackerman and Noah Shachtman | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

The FBI has publicly declared that its counterterrorism training seminars linking “mainstream” Muslims to terrorists was a “one time only” aff...