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Flight 804: Slipping Through the Cracks

Airports are supposed to be some of the most secure places on earth. If an Egyptian airliner was brought down by terrorists after leaving Paris, authorities will face the grim reality that they aren’t safe enough.

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How the War on Terror Failed Yemen

The West decided to make fighting al Qaeda its top priority — and only ended up making things worse.

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Congressman Seeks Ham Sandwich to Defeat ISIS

A U.S. lawmaker criticized State Department efforts to combat the Islamic State Tuesday, saying American officials suffered from a “Eurocentric” understanding of the world. His suggestion: Instead of propagating videos that expose the group’s brutality, diplomats should catch the terror group’s leadership eating deli meats forbidden by Islamic law and disseminate that footage.

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