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War on Terrorism

America, Abandoned On Its Own Petard?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

What if, just like us, other countries are content to let America be in the crosshairs of terrorist regimes and turn a jaundiced eye rather than roll their sleeves up and help?

Is "Ideology" Bad When it Comes to Foreign Policy?

Shadi Hamid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shadi Hamid

In the realm of foreign policy, "Ideology" is getting a bad name. "Pragmatism" is, apparently, all the rage. Problem is we aren't being careful with our terms.

Don't "Split the Baby" with National Security Courts

Ginny Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Proponents of national security courts claim that these new hybrid courts would eliminate burdensome procedural rules that protect the rights of defendants.

Mumbai Is Quiet, But What's Next?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Beyond the Mumbai attacks, the larger issue looms of what to do and how the U.S. is going to deal with global terrorism.

A Lashkar e Toiba By Any Other Name....

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

For a group that has declared its prime objective to be the liberation of Indian Muslims and the destabilization of India, surely this was an event that would do their organization proud.

The Rich Are No Longer Isolated From Realities of India

Anant Goenka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anant Goenka

My mother at home in Mumbai calls me shaken and afraid with sights of victims, hostages and blood on the road between my home and the Oberoi.

Secret 2004 Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda in Many Countries

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The United States military since 2004 has used broad, secret authority to carry out nearly a dozen previously undisclosed attacks agains...

Rethinking Afghanistan

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

What in the world is Barack Obama thinking? Mercifully, he plans to scale down and end the Iraq misadventure, yet he insists he will expand the effort in Afghanistan.

Energy, Economy, and Terror in Election 2008

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kit Gallant

What many of the countries listed in the the terrorism report have in common beyond their state sponsorship of terrorism (a loosely defined term) is that they are in some way vital to our energy supply.

Pro-McCain Group Dumping 28 Million Terror Scare DVDs in Swing States

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Funding is coming from a New York-based group called the Clarion Fund, a supposed 501 c(3) non-profit that this week featured an article supporting John McCain on its website.

Colombia - A Case Study in Failed U.S. Intervention

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

As Noam Chomsky had noted many years ago, the amount of U.S. military assistance to a particular country is, as a general rule, directly proportional...

America's Psychologists Finally Call For An End To Involvement In Torture

Paul Raeburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Raeburn

The APA declared that "no psychologist should be directly or indirectly involved in any form of detention or interrogation that could lead to psychological or physical harm to a detainee."

Symbolic Politics and U.S. Border Enforcement

Angela Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Kelley

When Chertoff testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, he failed to consider that undocumented immigration naturally decreases when the U.S. economy is in recession.

Obama Should Implore Bill to Campaign for Him

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Though Obama has kept his distance from Bill, he hasn't distanced himself from his winning strategy.

Out Bushing Bush Didn't Work for Gore or Kerry, Out McCaining McCain Won't Work For Obama Either

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's fist shaking on terrorism and national security and back flip votes on FISA won't do much to give him an edge in the battle against McCain.

Israel's Exchange and Obama's Enemies

Steve Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Posner

Amid the cheers arising in Hezbollah's Beirut and the Gaza of Hamas, the sound of Obama's defense of Israel may also be heard.

How McCain Can Win the White House

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The terrorism issue is still a McCain election trump card, but it's not enough. He must duck the economic mess Bush made by spinning the standard GOP line that his plan is pro-growth.