Security Theater Now Playing at Your Airport – by Daniel Pipes


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Is America willing to embrace the strategies necessary to stop terrorism?

Duck-and-Run Obama – by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown


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The Obama White House has become like a bad reality TV show.

The FBI Awards – by Lloyd Billingsley


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A Sacramento imam gets a prize while the FBI investigates a jihadist mole.

John Arquilla: Why is America still letting online jihadists run amok?, Foreign Policy


The five young men detained in Pakistan this week — like a whole new generation of jihadis — appear to have made considerable use of the Internet in their alleged approach to al Qaeda. Their story points out that, nine years after 9/11, terrorist networks are still not only able to stay in touch via […]

Carrots for Khartoum – by Faith J. H. McDonnell


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Now is not the time to reward Sudan’s repressive regime.

GOP erupts over Reid slavery, segregation remarks – Glenn Thrush – POLITICO.com


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev. upped the rhetorical ante this morning by comparing opponents of health care reform to conservatives who tried to block emancipation and equal rights — prompting the Republican national chairman to question his sanity.Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Reid blasted GOP leaders who have urged Democrats opt for […]

Robert Kagan: Obama’s Lonely Decision, Washington Post


So now two presidents in the space of less than three years have bucked overwhelming conventional wisdom, as well as public opinion, and decided that they did not want to lose a war. And what lonely decisions these have been. Perhaps the most disturbing thing about the last few years has been the stunningly large […]

Obama’s Hedged Bet on Afghanistan – by Jacob Laksin


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The president backs a strategy for success – but with a political timeline attached.