War On Terror


‘A new book, Deception, details the rise and menace of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program and how the U.S. did nothing to stand in its way.’ GO TO FULL STORY






David Price of Saint Martins University has found significant plagiarism in The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual (COIN). Harper’s‘ Ken Silverstein scouts the war-of-words between Price and COIN coauthor Lt. Col….


‘It can, but only if U.S. officials start to think clearly about what success in the war on terror would actually look like. Victory will come only when Washington succeeds in discrediting…


It took the 9/11 report and an act of Congress, but the intelligence budget today was finally announced. For fiscal year 2007, the intel community got $43.5 billion. That number, while hardly…


Over a decade ago Australian media theorist McKenzie Wark proclaimed the disturbing rise of the Military-Entertainment Complex. Ed Halter updated Wark’s thesis for the Xbox generation. Now it’s coming to a multiplex…


The Bush Administration has revived the World War III meme in its geostrategic face-off with Iran. A pity: the last World War III meme caused rumor panics in Australia, Great Britain, the…




‘If there were any doubt about the reach of militants in Pakistan, last week’s events should have put them to rest. The ostentatious procession celebrating the return home of former prime minister…





Lawrence Wright surveys Iraqi politicians and the public about the US security forces. His conclusion? Most Iraqis are deeply ambivalent and want a timeline for a US withdrawal, despite fears of a…



Journalist Peter Bergen has some on-the-mark analysis about the War on Terror: ‘In fact, the pool of potential terrorists has expanded in the past four years.’ Some of Bergen’s insights:


‘The Bush administration is declaring victory over Al Qaeda in Iraq. But terrorist groups are notoriously resilient, and the war in Iraq has only energized them.’




‘Sectarian murals are being replaced in Northern Ireland. But Belfast’s terror-tourist trail now has a more permanent attraction – the notorious Crumlin Road Gaol.’ GO TO FULL STORY


‘For those who haven’t paid attention to what al-Qaeda’s leadership has been saying, anthologies like this one are instructive because the contents, on the whole, place so little emphasis on explicitly Islamic…