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Osama bin Laden

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The Hunt For Bin Laden Threatens Global Health

via David Ignatius, The Washington Post As an intelligence operation, it must have seemed like pure genius: Recruit a Pakistani doctor to collect blood samples that could identify Osama bin Laden’s family, under cover of an ongoing vaccination program. But as an ethical matter, it was something else. The CIA’s vaccination gambit put at risk … Continue reading

Guantánamo Forever?

via Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar, The New York Times In his inaugural address, President Obama called on us to “reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.” We agree. Now, to protect both, he must veto the National Defense Authorization Act that Congress is expected to pass this week. … Continue reading

Liberals Need To Take Obama’s Civil Liberties Record Seriously

via E.D. Kain, Forbes In 2008, during the aftershocks of the housing market and financial collapse and the fall of Lehman Brothers, and amidst the  increasingly frightening din of anti-Obama sentiment that was coming to define the presidential campaign between him and rival John McCain, it was nevertheless difficult to not feel a swell of … Continue reading

The Politics Of President Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal Decision

via Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post President Obama’s lunchtime announcement that all American troops will be out of Iraq by year’s end will produce a series of political reverberations — some of which we know and some that, quite frankly, we don’t. Here’s our look at the knowns and unknowns from Obama’s announcement today. KNOWNS … Continue reading

Op-Ed: Obama’s Steady Hand

via Tammy Duckworth, Politico On the 10th anniversary of sending troops to Afghanistan, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is due to give a foreign policy address in South Carolina. This is a good time to reflect on President Barack Obama’s record — and reflect where Romney and the Republican field could take us. The bottom … Continue reading

Death Of Al-Qaeda Cleric Puts Wrench In Propaganda Machine

As al-Qaeda’s military capabilities have declined, it has become increasingly dependent on its message to stay in the global spotlight, a strategy undermined by the death of one of its chief propagandists , terrorism experts say. Propaganda has long been a priority of al-Qaeda and its affiliates, but its role has grown in prominence. “It … Continue reading


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