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Responding to Pakistan's Civil War: Cut the Aid, Increase the Trade

Rob Asghar | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

Is Pakistan an unambiguous and unambivalent friend of America? No. But that does not mean it should be turned into an enemy.

The Truth About Torture

Richard Geldard | Posted 07.25.2011 | World
Richard Geldard

In the dust-up following the death of bin Laden, a too-soon forgotten issue came alive again when Bush-era pols surfaced to claim that the "enhanced interrogation" (read torture) of detainees gave us crucial intelligence.

What's Wrong With Washington?

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

President Obama led from the front on getting rid of Osama bin Laden. But he leads from behind on jobs and the economy. Obama needs to lead against the big banks, Wall Street, and the multi-nationals off-shoring for easy profits.

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.23.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"The bin Laden operation is the perfect vindication of the war on terror. It was made possible precisely by the vast, warlike infrastructure that the ...

Bin Laden's Death: When Bad Things Happen To Bad People

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

The new PRRI/RNS Religion News Poll finds broad, and perhaps surprising, majority agreement among Americans. Just how bad do Americans think bin Laden is?

Bin Laden Burial Ship Visits Hong Kong

Posted 07.23.2011 | World

The aircraft carrier that handled Osama bin Laden's controversial burial at sea visited Hong Kong on Sunday amidst tight security. As the Wall Str...

Donald Rumsfeld: Obama Made The Right Decision On Bin Laden Raid

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Bush administration would have used the same strategy to kill terrorist Osama bin Laden had those circumstances arisen y...

Buying Porn For Bin Laden

Robert Brenner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

COURIER: Uh, I'd like to buy some porn.for a, uh, friend. He lives in a large, walled-off compound in the suburbs of Abbottabad. It's kind of like the Playboy mansion -- minus the Bunnies, of course.

Pakistani Taliban Detonate Car Bomb Next To U.S. Consulate Vehicles

AP | RIAZ KHAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Taliban car bomb struck an armored vehicle taking American government employees to the U.S consulate in northwest Pakista...

Will Bin Laden's "Dead Hand" Reach Out From Its Watery Grave?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

In the euphoric aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death, we must not forget that his perverse legacy can still reach out from the depths of the Arabian Sea.

Osama Bin Laden Reward Will Not Be Paid

ABC News | MATTHEW COLE | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

No one will receive the $25 million reward for the capture of Osama bin Laden, say U.S. officials, because the raid that killed the al Qaeda leader in...

It's Time to Bring Our Troops Home

Bill de Blasio | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

We have spent over $1.3 trillion on the security of Iraq and Afghanistan while at home, America's cities are struggling to balance their budgets and maintain needed public services.

A Message to My Fellow Pakistanis in the Post-Osama World

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

Let's forget about who is an "agent" of who. Let's not allow every conversation after an incident to devolve into random whodunit speculation. Let's stop trying to focus on who killed how many people and why. That's not in our control.

Al Qaeda Releases Posthumous Bin Laden Recording

AP | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Shortly before his death, Osama bin Laden recorded a message praising the Middle East protest movements and predicting that revolutions ...

Robert Gates: 'Somebody Knew' Bin Laden Was Hiding In Pakistan

AP | LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Pakistan has already paid dearly for its failure to know or acknowledge that Osama bin Laden was hiding for more than five years in...

Al Qaeda's New Boss and His Challenges Ahead

David de Sola | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
David de Sola

The choice of al-Adel, and the unclear status of Ayman al-Zawahiri, offer some insights into the current state of the organization and the challenges it faces in a post-bin Laden world. Here are the key takeaways.

Bin Ladin's Balkan Hosts -- A Missed Opportunity

George Bogdanich | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
George Bogdanich

While direct evidence of recent involvement of the Pakistani government intelligence with Bin Ladin has yet to emerge, his collaboration with Bosnia's government during the bloody civil war of 1992-95 was well known to American intelligence.

AP Fighting With Government To Release Bin Laden Photos

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 07.18.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Associated Press on Wednesday protested the Obama administration's refusal to quickly consider AP's request for military and ci...

An Obvious, But Ignored Strategy to Defeat the Taliban

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

The most effective way to critically disable the Taliban is to drastically reduce their income and delegitimize them among local populations. What has not been achieved on the battlefield may yet be accomplished in the marketplace.

CIA Flew Stealth Drones Into Pakistan To Monitor Bin Laden House

The Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 07.17.2011 | World

The CIA employed sophisticated new stealth drone aircraft to fly dozens of secret missions deep into Pakistani airspace and monitor the compound where...

Bin Laden's 'Porn' As Propaganda: More Damning Than His Terrorism?

Slate | William Saletan | Posted 07.17.2011 | World

In the two weeks since Navy SEALs killed Osama Bin Laden, U.S. officials have waged a curious campaign to belittle him. First they implied that he had...

Abandoning Pakistan: Can China Fill the Vacuum?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

With the killing of bin Laden and the uncertainty of Pakistan's role, some U.S. lawmakers questioned the wisdom of continuing the multi-billion dollar aid program to Pakistan. What would happen if we left Pakistan to China?

Bin Laden's Widow To Return To Yemen?

AP | Posted 07.17.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- A Yemeni rights activist says his organization is trying to repatriate the young Yemeni widow of Osama bin Laden following the U.S. ra...

Afghanistan Under the Knife

John Feffer | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
John Feffer

It was a primitive form of surgery. 10 years ago, the U.S. stuck a knife deep into Afghanistan in an attempt to remove two malignancies -- al Qaeda and the Taliban. With bin Laden gone, the debate has intensified: What to do with the knife?

Pakistan's Duplicity is the Cause of American Casualties in Afghanistan

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

The Navy SEALs' possession and custody of bin Laden's computer files and tapes may identify Pakistan as the most dangerous nation on earth.