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The Most Important Item on Your Kids' Back-to-School List

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.22.2011 | Parents
Sam Sommers

When you start your own back-to-school shopping this month -- for your kids or for yourself -- don't forget the most important item on that list: the right mentality.

Pentagon Says Foreign Hackers Stole 24,000 Military Files In March

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

Foreign hackers infiltrated the network of a defense contractor in March, stealing 24,000 military files in a single intrusion, Deputy Defense Secreta...

U.S. Carries Out Drone Attack On Militants In Somalia, Says Official

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

A U.S. drone aircraft fired on two leaders of a militant Somali organization tied to al-Qaeda, apparently wounding them, a senior U.S. military offici...

The War Must Not Go On!

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president has announced that after an initial drawdown in Afghanistan, the remaining troops will be withdrawn "at a steady pace" going into 2014. But that's not good enough. President Obama had an opportunity to pivot his policy on the war and he didn't take it.

The Dirty Tricks Dictators Play

John Jackson | Posted 08.11.2011 | World
John Jackson

It is clearer than ever, that movements that are disciplined, non-violent, unified, and politically cunning, pose powerful threats to the autocrats they challenge.

The Top 3 Signs This War Will End

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Congress is fed up with the war in Afghanistan, and its members' turn against the war mirrors the quickly changing public opinion.

Corvids Are Oddly Intelligent

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Anyone who's ever watched crows or jays in their backyard has undoubtedly seen evidence of these birds' intelligence, whether stashing food for a later date or teaming up to mob and drive away hawks.

How Can Congress Debate a Secret Law?

Sen. Ron Wyden | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ron Wyden

Members of Congress are about to vote to extend the most controversial provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act for four more years, even though few of them understand how those provisions are being interpreted and applied.

For Your Consideration: The Twin Qualities That Made Oprah One of TV's Best

Inder Sidhu | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

You're probably aware that Oprah Winfrey signs off this week as the host of TV's top-rated daytime talk show. As her show wraps, it's worth taking a moment to consider what made Oprah so successful and how it applies leaders like you.

Accidental Killing of 12-Year-Old Afghan Girl Highlights Major Challenge for U.S. Military

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Twelve-year-old Nelofar was shot dead early Thursday morning outside her family's home in Eastern Afghanistan because NATO troops mistakenly believed that her uncle was a Taliban leader.

Should Obama Show His School Transcripts?

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Bernard Starr

Once again Trump is demanding proof -- this time he wants to inspect Obama's school transcripts. Should we be concerned? I think not.

Bin Laden's Diary Found (Exclusive Excerpts)

Jack Helmuth | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
Jack Helmuth

Included among the "treasure trove" of documents discovered during last week's daring raid was Osama bin Laden's personal diary. Here now, for the first time, is an exclusive look at some of the entries.

The Art of Politics; the Science of Interrogation

Steven Kleinman | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Steven Kleinman

It remains to be seen if the public, or the intelligence community, will ever know with certainty if coercive measures played a direct or meaningful role in obtaining the intelligence necessary to find the al Qaeda figurehead.

A Tip From Rove

Jonathan Richards | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Did Torture Work?

Robert Creamer | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There is only one thing that we know about torture that works for certain: torture debases us. It doesn't just debase its victims or those who perpetrate it. It debases all of us in whose name it is conducted.

The Red Line of Pakistan's Complicity?

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Kristen Breitweiser

With all the hullabaloo surrounding bin Laden's execution, let's not lose sight of the fact that while it is undoubtedly a SOCOM success story, it is also a stunning seven-year-fumble by U.S. intelligence and foreign policy.

Pakistan Media Out Alleged Name Of CIA Station Chief

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.08.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (Associated Press) -- Pakistani media have reported what they say is the name of the CIA station chief in Islamabad - the second such potent...

Tortured Logic, Continued

William Hartung | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

The Obama administration got bin Laden through persistent intelligence gathering and well-coordinated military action. But now right-wing ideologues are trying to argue that the key to the success was torture.

Bin Laden Raid Shows Value Of Tech Startups To The Military

Renny McPherson | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology
Renny McPherson

The recent operation against Osama bin Laden has consumed much news coverage, and there have been specific and more opaque references to the amount of intelligence collection necessary to move to raid bin Laden's compound.

David Wood

How A Little-Known Spy Agency Helped Track Down Osama Bin Laden | David Wood | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

A little-known spy agency in Washington helped track the hour-by-hour movements of the al Qaeda courier who inadvertently led a Navy SEALs assault tea...

Is The FBI Up To The Job 10 Years After 9/11?

TIME | BARTON GELLMAN | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

FBI Director Bob Mueller glanced at the black chronograph he wears Marine-style, the face inside his wrist. It was 7:38 a.m. Not quite time. He review...

Why Atheists Have Higher IQs

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.25.2011 | World
Nigel Barber

Atheists score higher on IQ tests than religious people according to some research. Does this mean that people accept religious beliefs because they a...

The Truth Behind U.S. Interrogation Policy

Human Rights First | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

by Joe Navarro Has the CIA been displaced from its rightful role as global terrorist jailer and interrogator, a shift that may make the United States...

New Cracks In Gaddafi Regime As Minister Defects

AP | By RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

AJDABIYA, Libya -- The defection of Libya's foreign minister, a member of Moammar Gaddafi's inner circle, is the latest sign that the embattled regime...

Improving the Contractor Control Status Quo

David Isenberg | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

In a paper called "Controlling the Corporate Warrior in Iraq," David Strachan-Morris of the University of Leicester, illustrates the problem of controlling private military contractors.