All Articles on War on Terror

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Imposing Syria 'No Fly Zone' Would Be Act of War, Warn Critics
Peace advocates and policy experts say euphemistic term belies reality that massive bombing campaign would come first
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Obama to Address 'Endless War' in Speech, But No Moves to 'End It' Yet
Anticipated speech will discuss targeted killing, drone warfare, and Guantanamo Bay prison
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Worse Than Obama's Kill List? American Support for It
Survey shows Obama has done little to rescue civil liberties from predecessor's damage and much to deepen concern
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Afghanistan: Killing the Kids that Don’t Need to Die
Matt Sitton knew the war in Afghanistan was going badly. He knew it because he was fighting it. He could see for himself. Twenty-six years old, with a wife and child back home, Staff Sergeant Sitton was on his third combat tour there. Time and again, he and his men were sent through what he called...
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The scene just after United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower; a fireball rises high. Views
How Obama Became the Curator of the Bush Legacy
What the Future Will Remember About America’s Decline and Fall
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Endless War, Lies and Terror: The Decade Since 9/11
"We support your war of terror," proclaims Borat to a cheering crowd of Americans in a stadium, in the popular Sacha Baron Cohen film. The crowd apparently thinks he got the preposition wrong, but what makes the line darkly humorous is that he didn't. Most of the victims of America's wars that are...
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Pakistani cricket legend-turned politician Imran Khan, center wearing cap, addresses a large crowd during a rally against the U.S. drone strikes in Pakistani tribal areas, Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan stopped NATO supplies from traveling to Afghanistan on Saturday as thousands of protesters rallied on the main road leading to the border, demanding U.S. Washington stop firing missiles against militants sheltering inside the country. News
US Drones Fuel Terrorism, says Imran Khan
KARACHI -- Tehrik-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that the “war on terror” is not Pakistan’s war and it is harming the country’s integrity. Addressing thousands of supporters at a rally held on Saturday at the Natives Jetty bridge leading to the Karachi harbor, he said that drone and other such...
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M.I.A. in the USA: An Oscar for a bin Laden Next?
A few hours ago, two aircraft flown by a terrorist group, LTTE, recognized as such by the US, were foiled in their attempt to attack the Sri Lankan capitol of Colombo. Thought both planes were shot down, two civilians were killed and forty-six others injured. In an article in the New Yorker, (Jane...
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The Next President's Task in War on Terror
AND SO it ends. The longest, most expensive, and riveting campaign in living memory is finally over. It has been an international cliff-hanger, with people in Europe, Africa, and Asia following every little twist and turn as avidly as anyone in the United States. For even though they may not have...
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The Grand Illusion of American Power
The other day I went to hear my favorite soldier-scholar, Andrew Bacevich, give a talk at Boston University, where he teaches. A retired colonel and Vietnam veteran, Bacevich's new book is called "The Limits of Power, The end of American Exceptionalism." Bacevich has migrated from a conservative...
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