The killing of Osama Bin Laden and the systematic elimination of numerous senior al-Qaida operatives during the past 12 years have undoubtedly reduced the risk of terrorism. But the bombing at the Boston Marathon in April reminds us that there are so-called “lone wolf” threats out there that are extremely difficult to track, even within U.S. borders.
A list that has included notorious names such as James Earl Ray, Ted Bundy, Whitey Bulger and Osama bin Laden reached a milestone Monday. With the addition of an alleged child rapist and an alleged killer, The FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list has now included 500 fugitives …
Stanley Cohen (right) in Gaza with one of the two disputed prime ministers of the Palestinian National Authority, Ismail Haniyeh. Photo by Peter Spagnuolo via The term "polarizing figure" has become a lazy way to describe politicians, pundits, and media figures for essentially being very loud about mostly superficial things. Show More Summary
Michael Morell announced his retirement as CIA deputy director on Wednesday, according to a statement from the CIA. Morell, who has been with the CIA for 33 years and played a major role in the 2011 Osama bin Laden killing, will be replaced by White House laywer Avril D. Show More Summary
As President Bush’s briefer during the Sept. 11 attacks, an eyewitness to President Obama’s reaction when Osama bin Laden was captured, and a key figure following the resignation of former CIA Director David Patraeus, Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell’s 33 yea …
Osama Bin Laden Noticias.com My oldest son just graduated elemetary school and so my wife and I gave him an IPad as gift. He loves the thing. Unlike his gadget n geegaw loathing father, he takes to that stuff with a vengeance. As an internet scouring curiosity-laden child, he's gotta be watched carefully. Show More Summary
The prosecution of Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ source inside the U.S. Army, will be pulling out all the stops when it calls to the stand a member of Navy SEAL Team 6, the unit that assassinated Osama bin Laden...
By now, we’ve all gone through the mourning period requisite to accept that any privacy we expected to have as American Citizens is dead. The War on Terror killed it. In a sense, Osama Bin Laden won. He’s spiking the football down in hell as we speak. Show More Summary
Osama Bin Laden’s replacement, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has urged Islamic militants o unite and fight against Assad, the latest reminder that as bad as Assad and his allies might be many of the rebels in Syria are not exactly secular liberals fighting for a democracy. Show More Summary
by Aron Lund for Syria Comment The al-Qaida emir, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, is a grumpy old man, but who wouldn’t be in his position. Like his late predecessor Osama bin Laden, and indeed many grumpy old men, he has a habit of haranguing the world for its faults while angrily wagging his finger. Today, for [...]Show More Summary
When CIA Director Leon Panetta ebulliently thanked members of SEAL Team Six at an agency ceremony honoring participants in the manhunt for Osama bin Laden, he was not aware that the CIA's public affairs shop had allowed writer Mark Boal to attend, an associate of Panetta's said today. Show More Summary
Not only did former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta leak the name of the Navy SEAL group responsible for the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011, but the release of the Pentagon Inspector General’s (IG) report revealing the incident, which was ready in July 2012, was delayed until now. Show More Summary
NBC's Brian Williams called Bradley Manning "the man who may have put U.S. military secrets in the hands of Osama bin Laden." But giving classified information to the public is something that news outlets--including NBC News--routinely do, and each time they do it they too could be accused of "aiding the enemy."
Kristin Beck was a part of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6, the fabled unit that was ultimately responsible for Osama bin Laden's death. She served for 20 years and underwent 13 deployments. She was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for her decades of service. Show More Summary
Kristin Beck, a former Navy SEAL and member of the elite Team 6 that went on to kill Osama Bin Laden, revealed that she's transgender in a new memoir. read more
Pfc. Bradley Manning put U.S. military secrets into the hands of Osama bin Laden himself, prosecutors said.
Here, Charles Krauthammer magically turns the man who escalated the war in Afghanistan, expanded international drone strikes, and killed Osama bin Laden into a drag queen who refuses to fight. Nice trick, that. But I'd like to call attention to something Krauthammer writes in his column: Obama says enough is enough. Show More Summary
Loose talk by senior members of the Obama administration may have condemned Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who assisted America's hunt for Osama bin Laden, to 33-year term in prison on trumped-up charges. According to Fox News, an official 357-page report by the Pakistani government that examined the security failures that allowed the U.S. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled last Tuesday that the U.S. government had properly classified top secret images of dead al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, reports Reuters news agency. A conservative nonprofit watchdog group, Judicial Watch, sued the U.S. government to have them release the images of the dead terrorist leader, but the three [...]
Why not? Former Time colleague Jamie Malanowski had an intriguing piece in the New York Times over the holiday weekend wondering why the U.S. military has at least 10 major bases named in honor – there is no other way to put it – ofShow More Summary