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UT Chancellor And Former Navy Admiral Warns Against Proposed College Gun Law In Texas

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.26.2015 | College

University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven circulated a letter to state lawmakers this week warning that a pending bill to allow guns into ...

University Of Texas Picking Admiral Involved In Bin Laden Raid For Chancellor

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 07.29.2014 | College

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone final...

Pentagon Top Brass Should Explain How This War Will End

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

President Obama was right when he said "democracy demands" that all wars must end. Last month, he reaffirmed he wants to move America "off a permanent war footing" in his State of the Union address. Now is the time for senior Pentagon officials to explain the steps they'll take to get us there.

Email Shows Effort To Shield Osama Bin Laden Photos

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military's top spec...

U.S. Military Plans To Train Libyan Security Forces

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military is working on plans to train 5,000 to 7,000 members of the Libyan security forces and also special ...

Ah, About Those Special Ops Raids ...

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William Bradley

Last weekend, in the midst of all the tumult over the debacle that is the federal government shutdown, came word of these two dramatic US special operations forces raids against jihadist leaders in Libya and Somalia.

Files About Bin Laden Raid Hidden From The Public

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout to be purged ...

Mali: The Wind, the Sand and the Stars

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.23.2013 | World
Michael Brenner

It is becoming increasingly clear that the United States has allowed its infatuation with unconventional warfare conducted by Special Forces, and unconventional technology as exemplified by drones, to drive assessment of what we need to do and what we should do.

Sealed Up, But Not Sealed Over: The Osama bin Laden Raid at 1

William Bradley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The daring raid that took down Osama bin Laden was a triumph of American arms, satisfying retribution for al Qaeda's attacks on New York and Washington. But it points up the many mistakes we've made and continue to make in the wake of 9/11.

It's Rambo Time: Covert Ops Drives Pentagon Strategy

Danny Schechter | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

These units like Special Forces, Delta Force, SEALs, and Rangers often operate outside the chain of command and, as they become institutionally stronger, tend to dominate military decision-making.

Special Forces on Steroids

Michael Brenner | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

More military capability equates to more security for the United States. This precept is so deeply embedded in our minds that no one sees a need to state it. Yet it may be false.

Time's Bad Pick

Ward Carroll | Posted 02.17.2012 | Media
Ward Carroll

There was only one right pick for 2011's Person of the Year, one centered on the singularly most significant event of the year.

US Special Operations Commander Defends Afghanistan Night Raids

AP | By PATRICK QUINN | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Special Operations commander who directed the operation that killed Osama bin Laden defended the unpopular night raids ...

Inside The Covert Group That Killed Bin Laden

National Journal | Marc Ambinder | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

Before the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this week, President Obama had experience monitoring a white-knuckles counterterrorism operation...

The Man Who Took Down Bin Laden: A Journalism Major

Posted 07.04.2011 | College

The man whose team took down Osama bin Laden is a 1977 graduate of the University of Texas-Austin. His degree from the school? Journalism. William H....