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Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

Somali-Americans worry that U.S. efforts to cut the money stream to the African terrorist group could lead to mass starvation back home.

Top Intel Official: U.S. Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Array of Threats

Top Intel Official: U.S. Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Array of Threats

A senior Pentagon official warned that Washington can no longer take its technological advantages over its enemies for granted.

Islamic State Threat Comes to American Shores

Islamic State Threat Comes to American Shores

The Islamic State threat arrives on American shores with the arrest of three suspects.

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Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As a child, Noor Dubow fled war in his homeland of Somalia. Growing up, he fought constantly against hunger while living in ...

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Top Intel Official: U.S. Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Array of Threats

ST. PETE BEACH, Florida -- U.S. special operations forces now face a widening array of “non-geopolitical threats” that challenge them in realms in which the ...

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Islamic State Threat Comes to American Shores

U.S. law enforcement authorities nabbed three terrorism suspects Wednesday for conspiring to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State and conduct attacks here ...

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Finding the Silver Lining of Obama’s National Security Strategy

After further study and reflection on President Obama's National Security Strategy (NSS), I have a few thoughts to add to my earlier post, adding up to ...

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The Sideline President

The president's new national security strategy isn't particularly new. It advances the same worn-out vision for America that has downplayed our leadership role, eroded our ...

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Grading Obama’s National Security Strategy 2.0

What do you say in your second National Security Strategy (NSS) when world events appear to have debunked the assumptions of your first? That is ...

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Don’t Expect Too Much From Obama’s National Security Strategy

If there’s one notion that unites the national security community these days, it’s that the United States needs strategy. It needs a strategy for defeating ...

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Congress Readies Push to Rein in the Nation’s Spooks

For more than a year, Congress has avoided resolving the searing debate over how government spooks can track down terrorists while still protecting Americans' privacy. ...

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Undercover Banker: Feds Bust Russian Spy Ring in New York

On April 8, 2013, Victor Podobnyy sat down for a conversation with his boss, Igor Sporyshev, in the New York offices of Russia’s foreign intelligence ...

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Will the National Security Strategy Answer the Questions SOTU Left Hanging?

From the foreign policy point of view, State of the Union addresses are painful affairs. They rarely focus on foreign policy or national security and, ...

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The Torture Report Is Only the First Step

Next must come investigation, punishment, and binding law to make sure that America never loses sight of its morals again.

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Don’t believe the CIA’s ticking time bomb excuse when it says it had to torture.

Don’t believe the CIA’s ticking time bomb excuse when it says it had to torture.

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Change He Doesn’t Believe In

The deliberative President Obama has launched a powerful "do something" foreign policy. But does he even buy his own fourth-quarter course correction?

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Dis Town

Americans have an uncomfortable relationship with smart. They are perfectly happy to celebrate genius, provided it doesn't make them uncomfortable or require too much of ...

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