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Obama Terrorism

Grading the War on Terrorism

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Much has changed for Americans since the start of the 21st century, but one constant has been the "War on Terrorism." This conflict continues to evolve every day, even as the obvious -- and most perplexing -- question persists: Are we winning or losing the battle?

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Regrets Not Closing Guantanamo Prison 'On The First Day' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that if he could go back and do his presidency over again, he would have immediately shut down the...

Obama Calls On Muslim Communities To Fight Extremism

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

(Adds response from Muslim leader) By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wedne...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Explains Why He Doesn't Use The Term 'Radical Islam' For Islamic State, Al Qaeda | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he refuses to describe the Islamic State and al Qaeda as groups fueled by "radical Islam" bec...

White House Grapples With Fraught Terrorism Language

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a d...

Jennifer Bendery

Calm Settles On Washington As U.S. Bombs Syria | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday night marked the beginning of another U.S. war in the Middle East -- one with no specified time frame, no estimated price tag, li...

Why America Needs Good Spies Like the CIA's Robert Ames

Graham E. Fuller | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Graham E. Fuller

Empathy for foreigners is not some warm and cuddly virtue; it lies at the heart of a realistic and granular understanding of foreign nations, peoples and what drives them. The U.S., highly nationalistic at home, is singularly disinclined to understand or care about nationalistic impulses in other countries. This may be an operational hazard of great power, the belief that it is only what we do that really matters in the end. We have helped create the conditions for our dangerous isolation; that in turn has led to wishful thinking and eventually to existence in our own American fantasyland and self-referential press about how we can control things.

Lieberman Issues Harsh Criticism Of Obama

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic-leaning former senator says President Barack Obama has no coherent anti-terrorism strategy in embattled Syria, Iraq a...

GOP Rep Blasts Obama's Terrorism Policy: 'Schizophrenic'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday and blasted President Barack Obama's terrorism policy. "They have taken out a...

10 Ways to Reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans

Medea Benjamin | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Medea Benjamin

If the U.S. wants help and sympathy in rooting out would-be attackers, it has to show the world it will stop using extrajudicial assassinations and start adhering to international law.

Anti-War Bomber Says Obama Should Be Tried For War Crimes

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Bill Ayers, former University of Illinois professor and co-founder of the violent anti-war group Weather Underground, said Tuesday that President Bara...

Outreach Key To Vital Obama Plan

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Within hours of the Boston Marathon blasts, government officials and Boston Muslims called each other to offer assistance, calls that we...

Matt Sledge

Obama Tries To Have It Both Ways On 'Perpetual War' Law | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Echoing the words of critics like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), President Barack Obama promised Thursday to revise and ultimately repeal a 2001 military for...

Government Hands Terrorism Statistics Job To Academic Group

AP | MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government has given the job of compiling statistics used by the State Department to analyze trends in global terrorism to a...

No More Enemy Combatants in the US: Obama Renews our Commitment to the Rule of Law

Kate Martin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Kate Martin

It seems that the current administration led by President Obama has learned important lessons about not over-reacting, about defeating terrorism through resilience and respect for civil liberties like the right to a trial.

Obama Comments On 'Heinous And Cowardly Act'

Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered a statement on the Boston Marathon bombing Tuesday, saying the FBI is investigating the event "as an act of terrorism...

Renditions Continue Despite Widespread Condemnation

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

The three European men with Somali roots were arrested on a murky pretext in August as they passed through the small African country of Djibouti. But ...

Joshua Hersh

U.S. Walks Thorny Path With Syrian Terrorist Designation | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's decision to designate a major fighting faction within the Syrian opposition as a terrorist group came at a ba...

Obama Discusses Terrorism In 2004

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

During a November 2004 reading and Q&A session to promote his memoir, "Dreams From My Father," President Obama, then a senator-elect, detailed his vie...

Details Emerge On Obama Administration's Counterterrorism Blueprint

Washington Post | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Over the past two years, the Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting li...

Obama Allegedly Considered As Target For Terror Attack

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was a terrible student in his native Bangladesh, and his middle-class parents say he persuaded th...

Obama's Lethal Presidency | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

Sure, we as a nation have always killed people. A lot of people. But no president has ever waged war by killing enemies one by one, targeting them ind...

Obama Uses 'Kill List' To Target Terrorists

New York Times | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties. The mug shots and bri...

Mike Sacks

Bin Laden Raid: 'Obama Made The Decision' | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan appeared on three separate Sunday morning programs to discuss the administration's eff...

White House Holding Summit On Crucial Issue

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — State and local law enforcement officials convened at the White House on Wednesday for a daylong discussion about how police can ma...