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    9/11 Attack on U.S. Diplomats in Libya May Be Linked to Al-Qaeda

    There are growing suspicions that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans may have been a terrorist operation launched by al-Qaeda or like-minded Libyan Islamist militants in revenge for the death of a high-ranking Libyan member of al-Qaeda. CNN reported late on Wednesday that … More

    Morning Bell: New Wave of Attacks on U.S. Embassies

    Protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Yemen today and set fire to a building. Like the mob in Egypt on Tuesday, they tore down the American flag. Reports are also circulating of a separate protest in Tehran today with about 500 Iranians chanting “Death to America.” Meanwhile, a onetime mentor … More

    Morning Bell: Remembering 9/11 in a Volatile World

    Eleven years ago today, terrorists shattered America’s sense of safety. Generations who did not remember Pearl Harbor suddenly knew the shock of an attack on U.S. soil. Brothers, fathers, cousins, wives, and daughters were lost. And more sisters, mothers, husbands and sons would give their lives in the years that … More

    Administration Finally Drops Hammer on Haqqani Network

    In a long-overdue step that will facilitate U.S. objectives in Afghanistan, the Obama Administration formally designated the Haqqani network—based in Pakistan and responsible for some of the most vicious attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan—a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). Heritage Foundation analysts have been urging the Administration to make this … More

    Pakistan Apology Deal Incidental to the Real Problem of Pakistan's Support for Terrorists

    As Washington closed down for Independence Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly apologized to Pakistan for the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers inadvertently killed by a NATO military strike along the Afghan border last November. In return, Pakistan will re-open Afghan supply routes it shut down in retaliation. The … More

    Hasty Afghan Troop Drawdown Could Jeopardize Drone Campaign

    President Obama publicly admitted Monday for the first time that the U.S. is conducting an aggressive drone missile campaign against terrorists predominantly located in Pakistan’s tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. U.S. officials in the past have been tight-lipped about drones, partly out of deference to Pakistani officials, who are sensitive about … More

    The Trial of Alleged Wikileaks Informant Bradley Manning

    Bradley Manning, the Army private who allegedly leaked classified information to WikiLeaks, starts his trial process today with an Article 32 hearing at Fort Meade in Maryland. Under military law, this is essentially the equivalent of a preliminary hearing in the civilian justice system. Based on the hearing, the investigating … More

    Military Commissions Just Became More Transparent

    The Office of Military Commissions quietly launched a new website this past Monday that was a year in the making.  Located at www.mc.mil, it is an invaluable informational site loaded with court documents, historical information, Supreme Court cases dealing with military commissions, and other pertinent and helpful information.  In a … More

    Montana Mother and Judge Turned Cyber Spy

    On Thursday, you’ll hear a story at Heritage that you won’t believe is real. In 2007, writer Jack Hitt did a profile for Wired magazine on someone who sounded like the most unlikely cyber vigilante imaginable—Shannen Rossmiller. Hitt’s article describes Rossmiller pretty much the same way others do: Rossmiller grew … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 6, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. What would the founders do about welfare? – David Weinberger Law of Sea Treaty Could Cost U.S. Trillions – Steven Groves Obama’s Soft Socialism Herarlds a Gutless New World – Brian … More