Between President Trump's unsecure iPhone, Ivanka's emails, millions spent on barbed wire at the border, skipping Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day, criticism of the Admiral that killed bin Laden, raking leaves to prevent forest fires and putting Saud Arabia first, is America Great Again yet?
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman led a wreath laying and moment of silence for the victims of 9/11 Tuesday morning in front of the county administration building in Bel Air, on the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks.
We have heard it said that America is divided between givers and takers. I agree, but the point of separation that I have in mind has nothing to do with taxpaying. It is rather the separation between those who have served and those who have been served. The spouse or parents of those who have given their all receive the folded flag of a "grateful nation"; it is not evident to me that our nation is grateful. Professions of national gratitude ring hollow when issued by a citizenry immersed in
CIA director, John Brennan disputed the claim that nothing was gained by so-called "torture" tactics. "Our review indicates that interrogations of detainees on whom (the harsh techniques) were used did produce intelligence that helped thwart attack plans, capture terrorists and save lives," he said. "The intelligence gained from the program were critical to our understanding of al-Qaida, and continues to inform our counter-terrorism efforts to this day."
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 morning when two jets slammed into the World Trade Center in New York. The obvious questions were: Who had done this? How could we lift the spirits of the demoralized counterterrorism division? And more importantly, how could we find and track the
To the right, 9/11 is a symbol for what we're trying to prevent through our involvement in the Middle East. Every militant group remotely affiliated with al Qaida in Iraq and Afghanistan — regardless of whether their goals include attacks on U.S. soil — has been thrown into a Qaida quesadilla and is immediately considered an enemy.
There is no TV genre more problematic than docudrama. And Sunday's premiere of "SEAL Team Six," which claims to be the true, inside story of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, is as problematic as they come.