Category Archives: counterterrorism

Unpacking the Ramifications of Obama’s Targeted Killing Memo

Rosa Brooks unpacks the Obama JD’s targeted killing memo: “Like many legal documents, this one does fine on its own terms, but looks a lot less satisfying when taken out of its hermetically sealed legal universe.” Related: John Fugelsang talks … Continue reading

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Mumbai Attacks: “These Weren’t Just Terrorists”

by matttbastard ForaTV: Counterterrorism expert Bruce Hoffman describes the November, 2008 attacks on downtown Mumbai, India as “more like a military operation than a terrorist attack,” and examines what implications the incident may have for the ongoing fight against global … Continue reading

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Mumbai Attack Resources

by matttbastard Canadians concerned about relatives/loved ones in Mumbai can call the Department of Foreign Affairs at 1-613-996-8885 from inside Canada or 1-800-387-3124 from other countries. US citizens contact special State Department call center phone number set up for the … Continue reading

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John Brennan Will Not Be CIA Director in Obama Administration

by matttbastard Thank Maude: John Brennan, President-elect Barack Obama’s top adviser on intelligence, took his name out of the running Tuesday for any intelligence position in the new administration.Brennan wrote in a Nov. 25 letter to Obama that he did not … Continue reading

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On Jack Bauer and US Interrogation Policy

by matttbastard I know this has already been revealed by Philippe Sands in the April May issue of Vanity Fair. However, after reading this excerpt from Sands’ upcoming book, Torture Team: Deception, Cruelty And The Compromise Of Law, I still … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Redefining What’s Possible

by matttbastard One of the great dangers of the Bush administration is that it will permanently alter our sense of what is possible or acceptable. You can see an analog of this when people say things like: Bush won’t be … Continue reading

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“Violence as a Means of Protest”

by matttbastard Everywoman looks at female suicide bombers. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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