News analysis The Americans' hypocrisy vis-à-vis Al-Qaeda and their predicament in Syria The recognition by American Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta of the presence of Al-Qaeda in Syria and the fact that the suicide bombings carried its fingerprints featured a lot of hypocrisy and political imposture. Indeed, this recognition is not the first of its kind and falls in the context of a series of statements delivered by senior military and security commanders in the United States.
An Afghan man who apparently targeted U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in a suicide attack at Britain's main base in Afghanistan died of his injuries this morning. The civilian had sustained severe burns after driving on to a ... Read Post
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates declared on Sunday morning that it is "unrealistic" to say that the U.S. will ever "destroy" al Qaeda or the Taliban. Read Post