State Department Ignores How US Forces Have Inspired ‘Emergence’ of Al Qaeda Affiliates

By: Thursday May 1, 2014 11:00 am

The United States State Department has released its annual report on global terrorism where it highlights “serious threat” posed to the US by the growth in affiliates of Al Qaeda while also acknowledging that the “international community has severely degraded Al Qaeda’s core leadership.” As it describes, “Leadership losses in Pakistan, coupled with weak governance [...]

‘Death by Unreliable Metadata’—How NSA Contributes to Drone Assassinations of the ‘Wrong People’

By: Monday February 10, 2014 10:06 am

A new report from journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald highlights National Security Agency documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, providing new details on how the NSA uses industrial-scale mass surveillance to launch drone strikes on targets. It shows the dependence on metadata and cell-phone tracking technology and the government’s refusal to question intelligence collected [...]

The Next Homeland Security Chief: What Senators Will Ignore During Jeh Johnson’s Nomination Hearing

By: Tuesday November 12, 2013 8:12 pm

President Barack Obama’s administration began to bomb Yemen and launched an attack on al-Majalah in Yemen on December 17, 2009. A deadly strike that included at least five US Navy Tomahawk cruise missiles with cluster munitions is believed to have killed the apparent target, a suspected Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Muhammad al-Kazami, however, [...]

Justice Department Revives Case Against Former Blackwater Contractors Involved in Nisoor Square Massacre

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 6:06 pm

The United States Justice Department has brought new charges against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors for their role in a massacre that took place in 2007 in Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. As reported by the Associated Press, “Dustin Heard, a retired U.S. Marine from Knoxville, Tenn.; Evan Liberty, a retired U.S. Marine from [...]

Obama’s Rendition Operation in Libya: It’s Like President George W. Bush Got a Fourth Term

By: Monday October 7, 2013 12:52 pm

Two raids were mounted by United States military forces over the weekend. One raid led to the rendition of a terror suspect from Libya to a naval vessel and the other raid was an operation in Somalia that failed.

Yemeni Journalist Who Obama Kept in Prison Is Free

By: Tuesday July 23, 2013 3:27 pm

Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye, who United States President Barack Obama had been keeping in prison, has been released. Shaye was apparently given a presidential pardon that requires him to remain in Sanaa for two years. This means he would be prohibited from traveling to many of the areas where US drone strikes have taken [...]

Video: Kevin Gosztola Talks With Jeremy Scahill About the Bradley Manning Trial

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 9:38 am

A day after a screening of his “Dirty Wars” film in Washington, D.C. for the press and friends, Kevin Gosztola asked for Jeremy’s thoughts on the Bradley Manning trial.  

Interview with Jeremy Scahill on ‘Dirty Wars’ Production, War on the Press & Bradley Manning’s Trial

By: Sunday June 2, 2013 3:03 am

On Thursday, there was a screening in Washington, DC, for press and friends for journalist Jeremy Scahill’s new film, Dirty Wars. Scahill did a Q&A and also setup interviews with some media organizations the following day. I arranged an interview with Scahill, who graciously gave me some of his time and sat down to talk about [...]

Film Review: ‘Dirty Wars’ Is a Fine Effort to Bring America’s Shadow Wars Into the Light

By: Friday May 31, 2013 11:28 am

Journalist Jeremy Scahill’s film, Dirty Wars, is an effort to give Americans a peek at how the United States government is fighting the global war on terrorism in the shadows. It is also a plea to Americans to confront what their government is doing and challenge the justification for operations, which Congress is reluctant to scrutinize [...]

Obama Admits 4 US Citizens Killed by Drones, Deaths of Those Not Targeted Left Unexplained

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 6:11 pm

(update 1 & 2) Ahead of a major speech on counterterrorism policies tomorrow, the administration of President Barack Obama has officially declassified information related to drone strikes against four American citizens and also acknowledged for the first time that they were killed by the United States. A letter sent to members of the Senate Judiciary [...]

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