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Commemorating the 13th Anniversary of 9/11 and Recalling Lessons Learned from the 'Global War on Terror'

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Brian Glyn Williams

This is perhaps the greatest legacy of 9/11 and the two wars it spawned. A nation that, whiled honoring its dead, seeks to preserve more of its fighting men and women from being sent into harm's way to die for dubious causes.

Cheney Never Shoots Straight

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is trying hard to salvage his legacy, so he is resorting to spin, distortion and lies. But why is the media paying attention to him?

Syria, Iran and American Superciliousness

Stephan Richter | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Stephan Richter

We're Americans, aren't we? We're the good guys. Our traditional role is to rein in the bad guys, like Iran, isn't it?

W's Iraq War

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

Ten years ago today the U.S. invaded Iraq with the goals of toppling Saddam Hussein, destroying its weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), and freeing its people. Now, a decade later, Hussein is dead, but no WMDs were ever found, and the country has devolved into a de facto civil war.

Ten Years After Powell's U.N. Speech, the Media Hasn't Learned

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003, countless journalists in the United States extolled him for a masterful performance.

Meet the Bangor 5

Helen Young | Posted 05.15.2012 | Crime
Helen Young

Why is the federal government so interested in a rail-thin octogenarian? The answer can be found in Bangor 5, which follows the federal case against five unlikely "commandos" who executed a bold and daring break-in at one of America's most highly sensitive military installations.

State Department Sends Warning About Syrian WMDs

Foreign Policy | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

This week, the State Department sent a diplomatic demarche to Syria's neighbors Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, warning them about the possib...

"Victory" in Libya: No Model for U.S. Foreign Policy

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.31.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

It took the greatest military alliance in history five months to push the Libyan rebels across the finish line. Nevertheless, Western politicians are claiming victory.

Former Officials: Al Qaeda Still Likely To Use WMDs

AP | By KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

ASPEN, Colo. -- A chemical or biological attack by al-Qaida and its offshoots remains a threat, despite the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden, ...

Why Can't Obama Stop Wikileaks?

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

Even though we may not have as many heroic, truth-teller journalists as we did in Vietnam, there is one thing not available then. The Internet.

Shakespeare: Don't Like the News, Then Kill the Messenger

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Weller

While the U.S. is seeking to find allies who might arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, there are other stories out there that they should be worrying about. One is Pat Tillman.

U.S. Sends Envoy to Hiroshima for First Time -- But Use of Bomb, Then and Now, Still Defended

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Hiroshima was our original sin, and we are still paying for it, even if most Americans don't know it. That's why I always urge everyone to study the history surrounding the decision to use the bomb and how the full story was covered up for decades.

The CIA And WMDs: A Discussion Of The Damning Evidence

The New York Review of Books | Fulton Armstrong, reply by Thomas Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following letter, by a former US intelligence officer, was sent in response to Thomas Powers's review of Robert Jervis's Why Intelligence Fails: L...

Stop Hyperventilating: Obama Will Not Choose War with Iran

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama knows that there is no winning outcome for the US and its allies if he chooses a military course with Iran, even if some of his team seem to enjoy flirting with that option.

Biden Courts the Non-Aligned on Nukes

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, Joe Biden may have helped push a new "global social contract" on international security and safety a bit further by hosting personally at his private residence a unique lunch with the non-aligned state leaders.

Researchers Develop Material To Minimize Effects Of Chemical, Biological Weapons

The Pitt News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Pitt researchers have created a material that can neutralize some effects of chemical and biological weapons. Researchers created the material out ...

Krugman: Deficit Hysteria Resembles Iraq War Scare Tactics

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These days it's hard to pick up a newspaper or turn on a news program without encountering stern warnings about the federal budget deficit. The defici...

Iran's Nuclear Program: Crunch Time

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Iran has been caught in yet another act of deception. Faced with the prospect of being outed by the U.S., Tehran's leaders informed the IAEA of a second uranium enrichment facility.

WATCH: The Horrible Truth About The Alien Creature Found in Panama

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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Maddow Interviews Tom Ridge About Iraq Intelligence, Hurricane Katrina, Politicized Threat Levels (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** TPM makes the good point that Maddow got Ridge to contradict what was written on the jacket of his book. After repeatedly denying that p...

Truly Regretful

Hon. John N. Hostettler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hon. John N. Hostettler

While I concur with President Bush that his failure to properly assess the intelligence available to his administration was regretful, I do not wish the intelligence had been different.

Throwing Out the Bathwater, but Keeping the Baby

Emma Belcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Belcher

Despite squandering widespread global sympathy and much-needed support for U.S. foreign policy since 9/11, the Bush administration's Proliferation Security Initiative has been a foreign-policy coup.

US Still "Dangerously Vulnerable" To WMDs Says New Study Conducted By 9/11 Commission Leaders

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States remains "dangerously vulnerable" to chemical, biological and nuclear attacks seven years after the 9/11 attacks, ...

It's Not Oil Supply -- It's the High Fear Hype!

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

This debate over oil and energy policy disgusts me because both Obama and McCain are trying to force short term, knee jerk responses to a major policy challenge for the nation.

Cheney's Compulsive Obsession with Iraq WMDs & Syrian Nukes

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

A source reported to me yesterday that in the last two weeks, Cheney held forth at a meeting on Iraq WMDs and insisted that they were real and still out there.