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Anwar Al Awlaki

White House Weighs Drone Strike On American Terror Suspect

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials say, and t...

Fort Hood Shooting Judge, Bars Most Motive Evidence

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.19.2013 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas — A military judge blocked several key pieces of evidence Monday that prosecutors said would explain the mindset of the soldier...

"Black Sight"

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Khalid Hanifi

How quickly the Predator drone, the gutting of the first, fourth, and fifth amendments, the all-out war on whistleblowers, the tsunami of the surveillance state, etc. have descended upon us.

Time to Start Sending Yemeni Prisoners Home

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Of the 166 remaining prisoners at Guantanamo, 86 have been cleared to leave. The Yemenis among them have been stuck there en masse due only to their citizenship. It's high time to start sending them home.

Salon's Shocking Comparison: Obama is George Zimmerman, Trayvon is Al-Awlaki

Bob Cesca | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

What we're hearing from mostly white purists on the left is that the first African American president is a thuggish crook who should be in prison (or worse), and this faction is willing to align with a white conservative politician with a shaky racial record in order to achieve its prosecutorial goal.

Ryan J. Reilly

Judge Seems Skeptical Of Administration's Argument In Drone Strikes Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge expressed skepticism on Friday over the Obama administration’s assertion that the judicial branch has no role in a law...

Man and Machine

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Joseph B. Kadane

The recent debate about the use of drones in warfare, and the possible use of armed drones against American citizens, reveals an interesting aspect of our attitudes about manned and unmanned machines.

INTERVIEW: Journalist Jeremy Scahilll on Dirty Wars

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.22.2013 | Media
Zaki Hasan

For more than fifteen years, Jeremy Scahill's investigative work has earned him accolades the world over for speaking truth to power and for shining a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama's Justice Department Slammed For Claiming Courts Have No Role In Drones Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two civil liberties organizations suing the U.S. government for killing three Americans in drone strikes slammed the Obama administratio...

Dirty Wars, The Documentary: Notes in the Margins

Aldo Civico | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
Aldo Civico

With Dirty Wars it is as if Jeremy Scahill is holding up a mirror against the U.S. government's war against al Qaeda and its affiliates across the Middle East and Africa, while inviting us to look into the abyss of its practices.

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ: American Citizens Drone Killings Constitutional Because We Said So

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's targeted drone strikes against American citizens were constitutional in part because the president said so, D...

Al Qaeda's Inspire Magazine Sings Praises For Boston Bombings

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

Al Qaeda's most recent issue of its propagandist magazine, Inspire, focuses almost exclusively on the Boston Marathon bombings, celebrating the suspec...

U.S. Acknowledges Four American Citizens Killed In Drone Strikes

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2...

Reevaluating the Usefulness of Predator Drone Strikes: A Bostonian Perspective

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

While there is no such thing as an excusable killing of a civilian, these statistics, and the constant pressure to prevent further terror acts on American soil, somewhat mitigate the harm caused by the CIA's controversial drone assassination campaign.

How Did Anwar Awlaki Radicalize The Boston Bombers?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Azeem Ibrahim

He studied engineering, education and human resources, but somehow never got round to Islam. He did not claim to have any qualifications from an Islamic seat of learning, nor even claim to have any from a secular academic institution's course on Islam.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Demanded Answers When Drone Killed American Teenager

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has never commented publicly on the targeted drone strike that accidentally killed Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a 16-ye...

A True-life Thriller About America's Covert Wars

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Few lawmakers have the guts to ask: What powers does our government have to kill people without due process? The larger question asked by Dirty Wars: What happens to us as Americans when we finally see what's hidden in plain sight?

Colorado Muslims Disgusted At Clements Murder Coverage

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 03.22.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. News surrounding the murder Tuesday of Colorado Department of Corrections Chief Tom Clements centers ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Small ACLU Team Fights Drone Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration, in the face of harsh criticism from members of Congress, has recently promised more transparency surrounding the...

Is Saudi National Involved In Shooting Death Of Colo. Prison Chief?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

According to anonymous sources that spoke to Fox31, officials will look into the possibility that the recent denial to transfer Saudi national Homaida...

How The Government Justified Killing An American Citizen

The New York Times | Posted 05.09.2013 | World

One morning in late September 2011, a group of American drones took off from an airstrip the C.I.A. had built in the remote southern expanse of Saudi ...

Ft. Hood Shooting Suspect May Plead Guilty And Describe Attack

AP | By ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas -- More than three years after the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an Army psychiatrist may soon describe details of the terrif...

Two White House Petitions on Civil Liberties and Executive Power

John V. Santore | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
John V. Santore

Michael Hastings described last week as a time when the "country started to show signs of outrage over the Obama administration's targeted killing pro...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Gives Annual Address In Front Of Joint Session Of Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Making an oblique reference to a highly classified counterterrorism program that swept into headlines and congressional debate last week...

Is This the New Normal? Drone Strikes, Secret Memos and an Imperial President

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

When Barack Obama ascended to the presidency in 2008, there was a sense, at least among those who voted for him, that the country might change for the better.