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The Great Battle of Dabiq

Pietros Maneos | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Pietros Maneos

A defeat at Dabiq for ISIS, and more importantly their vile ideology, would have far-reaching consequences not only for decades, but perhaps for centuries.

Would the NSA Have Stopped 9/11?

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Ezer

Peter Bergen wrote a fascinating op-ed for CNN about the NSA. We liked it, so we animated it, using some of our latest techniques. "Conceptual Anim...

'MANHUNT': The Search For Osama Bin Laden

Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 6:15p-7:15p E...

Much Ado About a Dead Terrorist

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.03.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Does it really matter how bin Laden died? I wouldn't have cared if the SEALs had coaxed him into playing a fraternity drinking game and then slipped something into his beer when he wasn't looking.

Zero Dark Thirty Account of Torture Verified by Media Record of Legislators and CIA Officials

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

In the weeks surrounding the raid on bin Laden, the government, the intelligence community, the media, and the public displayed a wide variance of views on waterboarding. The intelligence community in particular seems marked by inconsistency and outright contradiction.

The Death of al Qaeda's #2: Time to Wind Down the War on Terror

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

This is the time to start publicly acknowledging we've won the war the United States declared in 2001 against those who "planned, authorized, committed or aided" the September 11 attacks, and those who harbored them. It's time to embark on a more rational counterterrorism policy.

Review: 'Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad'

Dr. Adam Lankford | Posted 07.31.2012 | Books
Dr. Adam Lankford

This superbly researched account of the United States' decade-long effort to track and kill bin Laden provides the intimate details on virtually every critical decision along the way.

Both Sides: Has Obama Grown in Office? OK to Tout OBL Death?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhat matters more with Bin Laden - the raid or an ad? Dizzy Dean: "It ain't bragging if you done it."

New Book Reveals Details Of Bin Laden's Last Days

Posted 04.27.2012 | World

Not only was family life a source of solace for Osama bin Laden, the former al Qaeda leader strongly believed polygamy was a religious obligation. The...

WATCH: Jon Stewart To Peter Bergen

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last night on his show Jon Stewart asked CNN's national security analyst Peter Bergen if the current war in Afghanistan is the longest in America's hi...

Contemplation of Drone Strikes in Quetta Belies Obama's Claim of Just War

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The US is rattling a saber about killing people in Quetta, despite all the inevitable civilian death and mass outrage. Such a move would show the shallowness of the "just war" talk in Obama's disgraceful Nobel paean to Mars.