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Rick Perry Has A Pretty Terrible Excuse For Keeping His Opinion On Iraq Secret

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) dodged questions about Iraq during a Wednesday appearance on CNN's Crossfire, suggesting that disclosing his opinions may ri...

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.29.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...

Dozens Of Suspected Al Qaeda Fighters Killed In Yemen

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.04.2014 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting and airstrikes in an al-Qaida stronghold in southern Yemen killed six suspected militants and four soldiers Sunday, the...

Al Qaeda Chief Urges Militants To Leave 'Political Disaster' In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

RIYADH, May 3 (Reuters) - Iraqi al Qaeda's entry into Syria's civil war caused "a political disaster" for Islamist militants there, the movement's g...

Al Qaeda Chief Calls For More Kidnappings

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

DUBAI, April 26 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, particularly Americans, who could then be e...

CIA-Senate Rift Reflects Institutional Failures

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The standoff between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee at its core is a battle over who owns the official history of o...

Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Says Al-Qaida In 'Survival Mode'

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says al-Qaida is in "survival mode," but that if all international forces left this year, th...

U.S. Drone May Have Killed Dozen Civilians: Report

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military drone strike in Yemen last December may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured ...

Should President Obama Use Drones to Kill American Terrorists?

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's nice to say the government should never be in the business of targeting American citizens, but it's a new world, and a much more dangerous world. The level of threats we face both here and abroad is unprecedented, which means we have to take new steps to ensure public safety.

U.S. Looks To Target American With Drone: Report

Wall Street Journal | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration is considering a drone attack against an American believed to be associated with al Qaeda, current and former officials said,...

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...

Homeland Security Secretary Cites Syrian Conflict As Rising Security Threat

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The civil war in Syria has become a matter of U.S. homeland security over concerns about a small number of Americans who have gone...

The Times, They Are a-Changin' -- in Arabia

Claude Salhani | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Claude Salhani

The Saudis now fear that if the Syrian civil war is allowed to continue it will eventually reach its own territory. And given the manner in which the fundamentalist jihadis are spreading it is not an impossibility. All the reason more to stop this war sooner rather than later.

Top U.S. Intelligence Official Says Syrian Al-Qaida Group Aspires To Attack U.S.

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official says a Syrian militant group tied to al-Qaida, the al-Nusra Front, aspires to attack the United...

Al Qaeda Leader Tells Muslims Not To Fight Egyptian Christians

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida's leader says that Egypt's majority Muslims should not fight their Christian compatriots, even though the head of their church...

More Than 140,000 Iraqis Flee Clashes With Al Qaeda

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 140,000 Iraqis have fled parts of Anbar province over clashes between security forces and al-Qaida militants, the worst dis...

Group: Over 1000 Killed In Syria Rebel Infighting

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people have died in two weeks of fighting between al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria and rival rebels, a ...

Turkey Detains Al Qaeda Suspects

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media say police have carried out raids in six Turkish cities, detaining several people allegedly linked to al-Qaida, ...

Fierce Clashes Rage Between Iraqi Troops And Militants

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fierce clashes erupted Friday between Iraqi special forces and al-Qaida-linked militants in a village in the embattled western Anbar ...

Boehner: U.S. Should Help Iraq In Anti-Terror Fight

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says the United States should provide more equipment and other aid to the Iraqi government in its battl...

Al-Qaeda Linked Group Ramps Up Mideast Violence

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida is positioning itself as a vanguard defending the Sunni community against what it sees as persecution by Shiite-dominated gov...

Reports: US Drone Strike Kills Two Al Qaeda Suspects In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

ADEN, Yemen, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Two suspected al Qaeda militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike in the southeastern province of Hadramout on Wedn...

Obama's War Policies Tested From Mideast, Afghanistan

AP | JULIE PACE and LARA JAKES | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is confronted with a recent burst of strength by al-Qaida that is chipping away at the remains of Mideast s...

NSA, Benghazi and the Monsters of Our Own Creation

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

If we are so smart why are we so dumb? I am referring to the "intelligence" that our spy agencies have gathered at great cost in both massive secret black box budgets and, much more important, the surrender of our personal freedom to the snooping eyes of our modern surveillance state.

Israel Confirms Holding Al Qaeda Suspect Without Trial

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has confirmed that it has been detaining without trial a suspected al-Qaida operative for the past three years. Respondin...