There once was a time, just last year, when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta thought the U.S. was thisclose to wiping al-Qaida off the face of the earth, once and for all.
4 Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday.
"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable." -Orwell
The US was once part of the international consensus against extra-judicial assassinations. Now it is a leader in that tactic.
It’s interesting (or maybe just kind of sad) that various government agencies see possible terrorists everywhere but rarely, if ever, catch one.
An Army staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in a middle-of-the-night shooting rampage returned to his base midway through the killings, woke up a fellow soldier waving his gun in his face and told him to "smell his weapon."
Headlines were made by the FBI just a few weeks ago when they thwarted an attempted terror attack on the New York Federal Reserve.
Hafiz Saeed, an Islamist militant who is alleged to have masterminded the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that left more than 160 people dead said his organization was willing to send supplies and volunteers to help the US East Coast recover.
The United Nations and a broad coalition of its totalitarian-minded member governments are increasingly demanding that a global regulatory regime be imposed over the Internet, with supposed concerns about “terrorism” becoming just the most recent arg
Complete with a newly coined, creepy Orwellian euphemism – 'disposition matrix' – the administration institutionalizes the most extremist powers a government can claim
The White House defends the deaths of civilians they’ve caused with drone strikes overseas, but as the number of casualties created by the remote-control murder machines perpetually soar, the United Nations says they will soon start an investigation.
In his windowless White House office, presidential counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan is compiling the rules for a war the Obama administration believes will far outlast its own time in office, whether that is just a few more months or four mor
Some of the unmanned aircraft are bound for Somalia, the collapsed state whose border lies just 10 miles to the southeast. Most of the armed drones, however, veer north across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen, another unstable country where they are being u
“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”
So it is easy to imagine Gibbs’ exasperation when he began being hectored by video journalists from the activist group We Are Change. Their recently released three-minute video of the encounter is mostly familiar footage of a campaign mouthpiece
The suspect in an August shooting at a conservative Washington, D.C., lobbying group was charged with terrorism under a grand jury indictment. A grand jury charged suspect Floyd Corkins II, 28, with 7 District of Columbia offenses in the shooting at
Over the past two years, the Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting list called the “disposition matrix.”
Under the rubric of combating international terrorism, the United Nations is calling for pervasive and widespread internet surveillance, Declan McCullagh reported on Monday.
In the United States, the dominant narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the U.S. safer by enabling “targeted killing” of terrorists, with minimal downsides or collateral impacts.
U.S. officials said the database is designed to go beyond existing kill lists, mapping plans for the “disposition” of suspects beyond the reach of American drones.
An American of Bengali descent says the NYPD paid him to spy on mosques and “bait” Muslims into talking about jihad and terrorism. He agreed facing several misdemeanor arrests for marijuana would result in serious legal consequences..
How misleading can a “news” article get? Try this headline: “Federal Reserve bombing plot foiled in NYC”.
The Department of Homeland Security has apparently been too clever for its own good.
FBI provides NYC bomber with explosives
The 21-year-old allegedly aimed to 'destroy America' and participated in a fake FBI plot to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the secular groups the West wants to bolster,
"Many can kill people under the name of national security, and to torture people under the name of national security, and to detain children under the name of national security, underage children," he said in Arabic through an English interpreter.
Federal prosecutors charged a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man with conspiring to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, saying he tried to remotely detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb in a van he parked outside the building.
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday overturned the conviction of Osama bin Laden's former driver and bodyguard.
I read 23% of the world's population is Muslim, or 1.6 billion. Whatever the number, it's large. How many are terrorists out to terrorize westerners and push them out of areas they consider Muslim areas? How many are terrorists who attack Muslims?