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  • It's all relative [Commentary]

    It's all relative [Commentary]
    Some things are binary. They either are or they aren't. You can't be sort of pregnant or partially certifiable; it's one or the other — like being a Yankees or a Red Sox fan. Yet when it comes to international affairs, little is so cut-and-dried....
  • Snowden leaks have permanently damaged the NSA [Commentary]

    Snowden leaks have permanently damaged the NSA [Commentary]
    On Sept. 12, 2001 senior managers and technical experts crammed into the narrow and stuffy conference room of the National Security Agency's Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) director. Each was trying to make sense of what had just happened the previous...
  • Policy breakthrough or breakdown? [Commentary]

    Policy breakthrough or breakdown? [Commentary]
    Six months ago, President Barack Obama, speaking at the United Nations, stated that the three primary priorities for his administration were the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Iran and Syria. With visits this month from Israeli Prime Minister...
  • Taliban documentary shows value of Al Jazeera America

    Taliban documentary shows value of Al Jazeera America
    Six months in, there is more to say about Al Jazeera America than that its ratings stink. But that's about the only thing I see written about the Qatar-owned cable channel these days. The ratings are minuscule — about one-half the audience that Al...
  • CBS puts Lara Logan and producer on leave for Benghazi, but what does that mean?

    CBS puts Lara Logan and producer on leave for Benghazi, but what does that mean?
    CBS News put correspondent Lara Logan and producer Max McClellan on leave Tuesday in the wake of an internal investigation that was critical of their flawed report on the attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya. The Sept. 11, 2012 attack...
  • The half-truths of drone warfare [Commentary]

    The half-truths of drone warfare [Commentary]
    American drones have been operating since 2004 in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, my motherland. But on Nov. 21, a drone fired missiles at a religious seminary in Hangu, a settled area in mainland Pakistan, killing five men in...
  • Obama's miserable foreign policy record [Letter]

    Obama's miserable foreign policy record [Letter]
    Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. offered a great commentary on President Barack Obama's foreign policy mistakes. But he should also have mentioned the failed Libyan intrusion, which led to the as yet unexplained visit by Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens...
  • Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]

    Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]
    As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefly descended on Kabul for a surprise stopover this weekend, it is telling that he did not meet with President Hamid Karzai. Previous visits by senior U.S. officials to strike a compromise with the Afghan leader have...
  • Al-Qaida returns to its roots

    Al-Qaida returns to its roots
    Last year, in the heat of his campaign, President Barack Obama boasted that he had put al-Qaida "on the path to defeat." This year, with 19 U.S. consulates and embassies closed and the State Department issuing vague warnings against travel anywhere in the...
  • Al Jazeera America promises something revolutionary: solid TV journalism

    Al Jazeera America promises something revolutionary: solid TV journalism
    Can a TV news channel based in Qatar really be good for America? That's the $500 million question as Al Jazeera America prepares to launch this month in 50 million U.S. homes. The build-up, which has included hiring more than 400 journalists led by...
  • Drone strikes are al-Qaida's most effective recruiting tool

    Drone strikes are al-Qaida's most effective recruiting tool
    It's American drone strikes, not whistle-blowers, that recruit al-Qaida terrorists ("Witness: Manning's WikiLeaks breach helped al-Qaida recruit," Aug. 8). David Kilcullen, former counterinsurgency adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, condemned the drone...
  • Prosecutors seek up to 10 years for Howard County teen in terror plot

    Prosecutors seek up to 10 years for Howard County teen in terror plot
    Federal prosecutors are calling for up to a decade in prison for the Howard County resident who became the youngest person ever charged in a terrorism case, arguing that the Pakistani immigrant "linked up with truly dangerous people." Mohammad Hassan...