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    Being Relentless About 9/11

    I did not experience the 9/11 attack personally, and very fortunately did not lose anyone I know in that vicious act of terrorism. But it did mark a significant change in my life, since it marked my move to Washington. In fact, I was upstairs in our bedroom in Atlanta … More

    Remembering 9/11: Threats Remain, but America is Stronger

    This is a guest post by Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) for our special blog series on 9/11. Ten years ago a group of evil, but extremely committed religious extremists hijacked four airliners and turned them into weapons. It is difficult to relive those moments when we watched in horror and … More

    Obama Administration Gambles on U.S. Troop Strength in Iraq

    The Obama Administration may unwisely decide to ignore the advice of its own military advisers and cut the number of U.S. troops in Iraq down to 3,000 by the end of the year, according to press reports. Iraqi and U.S. officials are currently negotiating behind the scenes about how many … More

    Attacks in India Underscore Shared Interests in Counterterrorism Cooperation

    Terrorists struck again in India—this time in the nation’s capital at the High Court, where at least 11 were killed and more than 80 were injured. Today’s attack comes less than two months after serial bombings in Mumbai claimed 25 lives. While suspicions for the Mumbai attacks fell on a … More

    What Does the FBI Worry About?

    An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack is one of the “huge” potential threats that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) worries about. At least that is what Art Cummings, a deputy assistant director in the agency’s Counterterrorism Division, told Ronald Kessler in an interview for Kessler’s new book The Secrets of … More

    Cross-Country Flag Parade To Honor & Remember 9/11

    Many will quietly and somberly remember 9/11 on the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed over 3,000 Americans. Indiana resident Karen Hall will do it a bit more loudly, leading a caravan of patriots across the country with the flags of each of America’s 50 states sailing out … More

    Boko Haram Broadens Attacks, Strikes U.N. Headquarters

    On Friday, a suicide bomber launched an attack against the U.N. headquarters in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja. The Islamist sect Boko Haram (translated: “education is sinful”) has taken responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens. While Boko Haram’s attacks have escalated in recent … More

    Drone Strikes Protect America from al-Qaeda's Terror

    In another major blow to al-Qaeda, a U.S. drone strike last Monday in the North Waziristan tribal area of Pakistan killed the organization’s new number two commander, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman. The successful strike demonstrates the importance of continuing the drone missile campaign along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan as a cornerstone … More

    Remembering the Path to 9/11

    The Path to 9/11 is a docudrama sprawling across eight-and-a-half years, four continents, and multiple terrorist attacks. The film generated great controversy when it originally aired in 2006. It achieved phenomenal rating numbers, drawing 28 million viewers. Written and produced by Cyrus Nowrasteh, (who also wrote the screenplay for Stoning … More

    Where's Qadhafi?

    The search for Muammar Qadhafi has intensified after Libyan rebels seized most of Tripoli. The initial focus was on Qadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound and nearby apartment blocks in a neighborhood that contains many Qadhafi loyalists. Today, the chairman of the rebel Transitional National Council, Mustafa Abul Jalil, stated that the … More