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State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other green groups recently revealed that pipeline giant Enbridge ...

Is President Obama Jealous of Edward Snowden?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

"I was going to do it, really I was." This is the essence of President Obama's remarks last week when he announced an overhaul of NSA procedures an...

Get Thee to Geneva, Mr. Obama: Your Drone Strikes Make Targets of Us All

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

While you defend drones as the least bad option in going after terrorist suspects, and while you stated a willingness to cede some authority to wage such warfare to greater oversight, it remains the case that your targeted killings abroad may actually be creating new dangers for us at home.

The Obama Doctrine and Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 07.27.2013 | World
Philip Seib

President Obama speech at the National Defense University does not mark the end of the struggle against terrorism, but rather puts new emphasis on remedying the discontent that nurtures extremism.

Is The George W. Bush Administration Finally At An End?

New York Times | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

DALLAS — DO we dare to hope that the Bush administration is finally at an end? After four years of bending the Constitution, the constitutional l...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Lays Out New Drone Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Faced with growing questions over the legality and scope of his counterrorism policy from Congress and elsewhere, Pr...

Hagel's First Step on Defense

William Hartung | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
William Hartung

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel struck the right themes in his first major address, delivered today at the National Defense University. The question now is whether he can follow through with new policies.

NATO's Warrior Scholars: The Critical Backbone of Our Atlantic Alliance

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

When I was an Army ROTC cadet at Georgetown University, we were taught the importance of being "warrior scholars." This Memorial Day it seems fitting to consider the raw brainpower that complements our civilian leadership at NATO.

Jason Cherkis

Despite Online Bio And Demeanor, Newt Gingrich Ain't No Professor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Not many Republicans play up their academic credentials. Count former House Speaker and struggling presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as...

Pakistan's Army Chief Fights To Keep His Job

The New York Times | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's army chief, the most powerful man in the country, is fighting to save his position in the face of seething anger fro...

America to Be Examined for Vision Impairment

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.30.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Questions over the state of the country's eyesight arose after President Obama said that "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The U.S. is different."

Our Superlative Military

William Astore | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
William Astore

Showering the military with superlatives may be good politics, but it's not necessarily good policy. A pat on the back for "dedication" and "determination" or even a simple "thank you" is all the military needs, Mr. President.

NESA's David Barno, Former Top US Afghan Commander, Investigated For Mismanagement At Research Center

The Cable | Josh Rogin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, the former top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, has been under investigation for over a year amid allegations he ...

Getting Geeky With It: LIVE From the Gov 2.0 Summit

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Dr. Mark Drapeau encourages a DIO approach, or "Do It Ourselves," taking data provided by the government and using it to solve our problems.