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The Forgotten War: Love Letter to a Soldier in Afghanistan

The Forgotten War: Love Letter to a Soldier in Afghanistan

It isn't until I stand for a brief moment, at the glass doors, far away from where you and all the other deploying soldiers wait to enter...

Even al Qaeda Operatives Deserve Their Day in Court -- and Justice

Intelligence gathering is certainly one important aspect of the counterterrorism business, but ultimately the U.S. needs to prosecute and...

The Failure of the Rule of Law: Joshua "Skelly" Stafford Sentenced 10 years for Terrorism

One could argue that a 10-year sentence for the horrific act of attempting to blow up a bridge is too light a sentence. But in the case...

The Pentagon's Guantanamo Review Board -- Progress or Procrastination?

Some might argue that the Review Board indicates progress and the United States is now on its way to closing Guantanamo. But after six...

Kenya: The Empire Strikes Back, Kind Of

Our rulers who run the Global War on Terror can be counted on to observe one imperative: never miss an opportunity to exaggerate the threat...

The Dangers of Sen. Rand Paul's Argument Against Terrorism

Sen. Paul despises religious persecution and terrorism. However, the arguments he cites to arrive at this position are demeaning and ultimately...

A Taste of Terror: Kenya's Westgate Attack

Pictured: Man performing Muslim prayers while waiting for the terrorist siege to end The media hype may be winding down but many of us...

Qaeda Suspect Should Be Transferred to the U.S. for Trial

The capture of alleged al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi by American forces last weekend in Tripoli raises a range of troubling questions....

The United States Has Made Its Bed in Somalia and Libya

10. 9.2013
Most Americans focus only on what their home media provide them -- spectacular terrorist violence or swashbuckling U.S. military responses...
One Way to Fight Terrorism? End the Ivory Trade

One Way to Fight Terrorism? End the Ivory Trade

10. 9.2013
What we're seeing here is the perfect storm of extinction, poverty and radicalism. We're seeing the deterioration of societies and a massive...

Using Our Resources Wisely

10. 8.2013
It is of paramount importance to eliminate the threat created by the sectarian clashes in the MENA region. That being said, the methods...

Law of the Land Keeping 'Murica Safe During Government Shutdown

10. 7.2013
Have I mixed up fact with fiction? Sorry, I've been watching too much cable news lately.

Isn't It All Really Terrorism?

10. 7.2013
Terrorism is politically motivated, and most gun violence in our nation is not. But when it comes to the impact of the easy availability...

What It Means to Be 'One of Us'

10. 3.2013
Since last week's headlines about al-Shabaab's attack at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, I have been troubled. The terrorist attack was a shocking...