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Benghazi, Adequate Security, and Reporting What You Know before You Know It

Benghazi, Adequate Security, and Reporting What You Know before You Know It

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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

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The Greatest U.S. National Security Threat May Come From Africa in the Future

The Greatest U.S. National Security Threat May Come From Africa in the Future

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Confusion in Benghazi

Confusion in Benghazi

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Security in Benghazi

Security in Benghazi

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The Counterintuitive Jihad

The Counterintuitive Jihad

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Still Droning On

Still Droning On

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The Boko Haram Knockout Punch is Needed Now

The Boko Haram Knockout Punch is Needed Now

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Underwear Bomb Informant Worked for Saudi Intel–Not CIA, FBI, or MI6

Underwear Bomb Informant Worked for Saudi Intel–Not CIA, FBI, or MI6

Underwear bomber number 2 (still unnamed) isn't the only one with his shorts in a twist over the latest attempt to bring terror to the sky over the Atlantic. The CIA, FBI, and MI6 are all scrambling to explain (or unexplain) their accounts of who did what when to take-down the would-be bomber and save a planeload of unwary infidels from mid-air incineration. US intelligence is blaming the administration for 'leaks' they say compromise a secret intelligence partnership, while other, perhaps less sanctioned leakers from each agency continue to spin the story in ways designed to claim victory for their team. Word is that someone at the White House leaked 'the story' to a national security advisor or some intel czar who then passed it on to three major networks. The result? Alerts about the nefarious 'underwear bomber' have dominated the news for days, the mainstream media (getting it wrong again) rushing to attribute the just-in-time preemptive strike to the talents and skill of US intelligence. First reports indicated that the individal in charge of the entire operation was employed by the CIA, a 'double agent' in control of the whole operation from start to finish...

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Africa, Nuclear Security and the 2012 Summit

Africa, Nuclear Security and the 2012 Summit

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New White House Strategy for Countering Extremism

New White House Strategy for Countering Extremism

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Iran-Al Qaeda: Partners After All

Iran-Al Qaeda: Partners After All

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The Philosophy of Sayyid Qutb Will Persist as Al Qaeda’s Intellectual Heritage

The Philosophy of Sayyid Qutb Will Persist as Al Qaeda’s Intellectual Heritage

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The Death of Osama Bin Laden

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India and Pakistan Peace Talks: First Step Towards Mumbai Bombing Investigation?

India and Pakistan Peace Talks: First Step Towards Mumbai Bombing Investigation?

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