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by | Apr 30, 2015

In the wake of revelations that a January 2015 drone strike targeting two senior al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan also tragically resulted in the deaths of two hostages — U.S. citizen Warren Weinstein, and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto, both…

by | Jul 17, 2014

Ten years ago next week, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States issued its final report, known as the 9/11 Commission Report, documenting the events leading up to the day that a determined adversary exploited vulnerabilities in…

by | Oct 23, 2012

Last night’s presidential debate rightfully put the spotlight on President Obama’s performance over the last four years as commander-in-chief. As informative as the debate was in certain respects, it regrettably did not include discussion of the President’s views on what…

by | Mar 5, 2012

There is never a good time to deny the United States Navy maximum capability to defend American interests, but now is a particularly bad time. Iran’s determination to acquire nuclear weapons and China’s continuing escalation of its military buildup will…

by | May 5, 2011

These days, when it comes to the U.S.-Mexico border, the only thing more alarming than the myriad security threats crossing over into the United States is our leadership’s apparent cluelessness as to how serious a problem we face and what…

by | Mar 30, 2011

Earlier this week, Sen. Richard Durbin convened a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on “Protecting the Civil Rights of American Muslims.” The subcommittee heard from four witnesses, each giving the same one-sided narrative on this issue, but did not hear from…

by | Oct 25, 2010

Recent news reports indicate that the second issue of Inspire, a web-based English-language al Qaeda magazine, was just published. The publication — which features articles containing suggestions on how to commit violent acts of jihad most effectively, from truck bombs…

by | Aug 3, 2010

Senators Menendez and Lautenberg of New Jersey took to the microphone this week to express disappointment that witnesses from the British government and BP — including outgoing CEO Tony Hayword — were unavailable to appear before a Senate Foreign Relations…

by | Dec 17, 2009
by | Oct 8, 2009

There’s an old joke: Q: What do you call a thousand lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A: A good start. Of course, antipathy towards lawyers in the United States, whether tongue-in-cheek or genuine, is nothing new. But that…

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