Andrew C. McCarthy: Kill or Capture? – National Review Online

A few years ago, I got into an argument with an expert on military operations. I had written a white paper proposing the creation of a national-security court for terrorism cases. In the paper I criticized the trend to “judicialize” warfare, arguing that, in our system, judgments about the detention and treatment of alien enemy […]

Intellectuals and Society

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Why Thomas Sowell does not put much faith in Ph.D. degrees.

Court Rejects Wilders’ Witnesses – International Free Press Society

Dutch politician Geert Wilders was visibly annoyed when he failed to get what he asked for from the three judges hearing his case at the Amsterdam District Court. Mr Wilders, through his lawyer Bram Moszkowicz, had requested that 17 witnesses testify as part of his defence against charges that include inciting hatred of Muslims and […]

Al Qaeda Burrows into Yemen’s Tribal Population – WSJ.com

SAN’A, Yemen—In nearly a decade of rebuilding its terror network here, al Qaeda has put down deep roots, a move that is now complicating U.S.-backed efforts to battle the group. Unlike other chapters of the global terror network, Yemen’s Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is a largely homegrown movement, with carefully cultivated ties to […]

Gauging the Iranian Threat

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Should Israel – and the world – worry about nuclear-armed mullahs?