In the past, struggles for dominance and strategy between U.S. intelligence and the Pentagon played out within the confines of the Beltway, in cocktail parties and congressional hearings and high-level, closed-door meetings. Not anymore.
Supporters of the self-styled "militia" occupying buildings at a high desert wildlife preserve in Oregon have taken great umbrage at the group being called "terrorists." Their objection rests largely on the claim that these people have not destroyed property or hurt anyone.
The democratization process in Burma remains very much a work-in-progress, with parliamentary elections slated for next year and the country continuing to adjust to the growing pains associated with opening its economy to the rest of the world.
Does the right get a free pass to ignore laws? Is armed intimidation the way we decide which laws should be followed? Is conservative media whipping up the conditions for another Oklahoma City bombing? These questions are popping up with more and more frequency in light of recent events.
The FBI undercover tapes of four North Georgia militiamen arrested Tuesday offer an extraordinary glimpse of the terrorism the group is accused of planning. But there's one thing the affidavits don't tell you: What did these four elderly Georgians allegedly hope to accomplish?