Battle Of Marjah – Karzai Expects Zero Civilian Casualties – Maybe Marines Should Just Use Harsh Language To Win


In this World War, as in the Vietnam War, the pressure on our troops from our Leftist Press Corps, and from Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, to not harm anyone on the sidelines is predictably ratcheting upward.  Today’s L.A. Times features a photo (above) of an Afghan man whose father was shot dead during the Battle of Marjah, [...]

Report: Attempted Terrorist Attack in The Netherlands, Bomb Found in Train – Police Say Prank


UPDATE (6:00 AM ET)
Dutch Omroep Brabant now reports that police say no bomb has been found. A man was arrested, but he it’s likely he’s an insane loser with too much time on his hands and not a terrorist. Good news, if true of course.
Having said that, I do hope that this man will suffer [...]

State of the Union: What Obama didn’t say about Terrorism


With only a cursory mention of the war on terror, three things were conspicuous by their absence in last night’s State of the Union speech: Gitmo, Miranda, and the New York terror trials.
On January 22, 2009, just two days after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama issued an [...]

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Stratfor Red Alert Update: Taliban Assault on Kabul


This report is republished with the permission of STRATFOR: www.STRATFOR.com.
The Taliban attack in Kabul is reportedly winding down. The assault began around 9:35 a.m. local time Jan. 18 (the day the new Cabinet was being sworn in) when reports of rocket fire and explosions were heard in the Afghan capital near several [...]

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More Evidence That The Iraq Surge Did Not Work – Trouble Ahead?


I remember wondering during the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, what are we going to accomplish there?  I knew something about Sunni Muslim strongman Saddam Hussein’s brutality from reading a bit of the news and listening to talk radio.  Combat operations in Afghanistan had wound down and the Taliban had been pretty well [...]

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Preventing the Next Terrorist Attack – by Andrew Cline


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Why the new airport security measures won’t stop future bombing attempts.

Failed Xmas attack raises new security concerns – AP


U.S. counterterrorism officials are scrambling to assess a potential new threat from an explosive mixture that evaded detection aboard a Detroit-bound airliner but failed to bring down the plane. Multiple law enforcement officials said the suspected attacker — identified as a Nigerian man named Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab — claimed to have acted on instructions […]

Passengers help foil attack on Detroit-bound plane – AP


ROMULUS, Mich. – An attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke — sending passengers scrambling to subdue a Nigerian man who claimed to be acting on orders from al-Qaida to blow up the airliner, officials and travelers said. The commotion began as Northwest Airlines Flight […]