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Category: National Security

Sebastian Rotella: Bombing Suspects Echo Home-Grown Terrorists in Madrid, London

by Sebastian Rotella | Apr 21, 2013 | Foreign Policy, National Security

(Boston was locked down Friday as police searched for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: AP via CSM) As an eighth-grader in a Cambridge public school, suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was quiet, friendly, spoke good English and seemed at home in his adopted country. While hundreds of police officers pursued the 19-year-old during a nationally-televised rampage across […]

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M.J. Rosenberg: Senate Tells Israel War with Iran Is OK

by M.J. Rosenberg | Apr 17, 2013 | Foreign Policy, National Security

It is customary for Congress to pass resolutions commending Israel on the anniversary of its founding in 1948. Once these resolutions were innocuous with references to “making the desert bloom” and “ingathering” Jewish refugees. Standard “pro-Israel” boilerplate. No more. In recent years Congress, with the Israel lobby’s eager assistance, has coupled salutations and congratulations with […]

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Tom Engelhardt: North Korea, the War on Terror and the Enemy-Industrial Complex

by Tom Engelhardt | Apr 15, 2013 | Foreign Policy, National Security

The communist enemy, with the “world’s fourth largest military,” has been trundling missiles around and threatening the United States with nuclear obliteration. Guam, Hawaii, Washington: all, it claims, are targetable. The coverage in the media has been hair-raising. The U.S. is rushing an untested missile defense system to Guam, deploying missile-interceptor ships off the South […]

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M.J. Rosenberg: Only Muslim Nuclear Bombs Scare Us

by M.J. Rosenberg | Apr 5, 2013 | Foreign Policy, National Security

The Obama administration, Congress and the media are finally showing some concern about the threats that have been emanating from North Korea since the beginning of the year. The Pentagon is moving an advanced anti-missile system to Guam just in case North Korea’s threats turn out to be more substantial than the administration clearly thinks […]

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Newtown Dad Says We Won’t Forget

by WS Editors | Apr 1, 2013 | Legal Affairs, National Security

Neil Heslin appears on a new television ad produced by Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns to put pressure on Connecticut legislatorscurrently debating a ban on military-style rifles and high capacity magazines as well as the implementation of criminal background checks.Heslin went on CNN Thursday to push back against a new CBS poll that suggests […]

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