Gibson Guitar and the Politics of Persecution

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Why there is now little doubt the raid on the iconic guitar-maker was politically motivated.

Seals Tell of Killing ‘Bert’ Laden

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Upset by the official account, US Navy Seals commandos reveal the truth of the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

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Tricks of the Political Journalism Trade

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How to make talking points take the form of breaking news.

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Backlash in Pakistan

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Bin Laden raid stokes anti-Americanism.

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A Crippling Blow to Al-Qaeda

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The victory behind the victory of killing Osama bin Laden.

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America’s Worst Ally

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Pakistan hid Osama bin Laden. What punishment does it get?

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Breaking the Taliban

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The capture of a top Taliban commander may mark a crucial turning point in the Afghan war.

Iraq’s ‘Chemical Ali’ gets 4th death sentence – AP

Saddam Hussein’s notorious cousin “Chemical Ali” was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging on Sunday for ordering the gassing of Kurds in 1988, killing more than 5,000 in an air raid thought to be the worst single attack of its kind on civilians. It was Ali Hassan al-Majid’s fourth death sentence for crimes against […]

Yemen launches offensive against al Qaeda – AP

Yemen has launched an offensive against al Qaeda and the U.S. embassy in Sanaa reopened on Tuesday after security forces staged a raid just outside the capital that dealt with an imminent security threat. Yemen has sent thousands of troops to take part in a campaign against al Qaeda in three provinces over the past […]

Imam Linked to Ft. Hood Rampage Believed to Be Among 30 Al Qaeda Killed in Airstrike – FOXNews.com

The radical Muslim imam linked to the rampage at Fort Hood reportedly is believed to have been killed in a Yemen airstrike that may have also taken out the region’s top Al Qaeda leader and 30 other militants. The raid in Yemen’s east targeted an Al Qaeda leadership meeting held to organize terror attacks. U.S. […]