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Politicizing the intelligence community

Last month, four Americans (including one U.S. Ambassador) were killed in a terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. While the death of an ambassador is always monumental – Chris Stevens is the first ambassador killed in the line of duty since Adolph Dubs was murdered by extremists in Afghanistan in 1979 – […]


  Interview: Pir Zubair Shah

Pir Zubair Shah speaks on the civilian death count from drone attacks in Pakistan.


On thought crimes and terror trials

Thought crimes and double standards should not define our fight against jihadist terrorism – sound principles and the rule of law should, writes contributor Joshua Foust.


In turnaround, Republicans struggle to attack Obama on national security in first debate

“Republicans won’t have the historic advantage that they enjoyed for something like 30 years” on matters of national security, said one Democratic strategist.


Jon Meacham: After bin Laden’s death, will Obama seize the opportunity to move forward?

The death of Osama bin Laden gives President Obama a new opportunity to adjust the nation’s agenda and focus on improving national security by investing in America’s economic future, says Jon Meacham.


  Bernard Haykel: Bin Laden is dead, but jihadism lives on

The Arab world may be experiencing a revolutionary “spring,” but al Qaeda’s brand of jihadism is far from over, Princeton professor Bernard Haykel says.


  The reckoning: Assessing the economic toll of Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden is dead, but during the 10 years since he masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks, he has cost the United States billions. Need to Know looks at the economic toll bin Laden exacted on the U.S.


Bin Laden’s dead, but challenges remain

Popular uprisings, not terrorists, should spur the U.S. to rethink its foreign policy, argues Yale University’s Ellen Lust.


Osama bin Laden’s death and its impact on U.S. foreign policy

Joshua Foust outlines five key takeaway points in assessing the impact of the terrorist mastermind’s death on U.S. foreign policy.

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