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Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center

Governments are ramping up investment in cyberweaponry as well as cybersecurity, opening a dark new frontier.

Anwar al-Awlaki

Welcome to the Drone Empire, in which the president's executioners can kill without legal restraint.

Indha Adde

How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.

A mosque in Minnesota

Community partnerships are seen as a softer counterterrorism. But who are the partners?

In a secret, underground prison in Mogadishu, Somalia, prisoners have no access to due process, international organizations or anyone from the outside world.

Jeremy Scahill says America has to decide, "are we a country that operates under the rule of law or do we believe we're emperors who can wage war on the world?"

Something is terribly wrong when one can see a walled CIA compound in plain site from the tarmac of an international airport. 

During his time in Somalia, Scahill discovered that the CIA is becoming increasingly involved in "counterterrorism" operations in the country.

What will be the consequences of Washington's intensifying counterterrorism focus on Somalia?

Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to a Nation investigation in Mogadishu.

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Because if he told them, he’d have to kill them. Wait. He did.

February 6, 2013

The leaked Department of Justice “white paper” attempts to justify the killing of American citizens, but what really has died is the rule of law.

February 6, 2013

A slippery slope that ought to scare us all.

February 5, 2013

Two breaking stories—a report on CIA secret detentions and the “white paper” on killing American citizens—incriminate the Obama administration before the confirmation hearings on Thursday.

February 5, 2013

With covert ops and drone warfare on the rise, we have to ask ourselves about how we fight terrorism.

January 28, 2013

The Washington Post investigative piece is truly frightening. The “Global War on Terror” goes on and on. 

October 24, 2012

A Tanzanian man was detained and tortured by US officials in Afghanistan on suspicion of terror. But he was completely innocent. 

July 6, 2012

How US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is actually counterproductive.

May 17, 2012

Barack Obama’s general election campaign wasted no time in playing the bin Laden card against Mitt Romney.

April 27, 2012

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011