Dissidents Join Iranian Majority in Supporting Nuclear Deal


by Jasmin Ramsey Seventy-four prominent Iranians living abroad who self-identify as opponents or critics of the Iranian government have signed the following letter urging Congress to support the nuclear agreement with Iran. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and journalist Maziar Bahari, both former political… Continue Reading  

Revealed: The Lessons of Khobar Towers

	U.S. and Saudi law enforcement and military personnel lay parts of vehicles and debris on plastic sheets as they gather evidence and search for clues on June 29, 1996, leading to the identity of the terrorists who set off the explosion of a fuel truck outside the northern fence of the Khobar Towers complex near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  The explosion at 2:55 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 25, 1996, killed 19 and injured over 260.  The building housed U.S. military personnel and served as the headquarters for the U.S. Air Force's 4404th Wing (Provisional), Southwest Asia.  DoD photo by Senior Airman Sean Worrell, U.S. Air Force.

by Paul R. Pillar Saudi Arabia reportedly has taken custody of Ahmed al-Mughassil, accused of being a central figure in the truck bombing at Khobar Towers in eastern Saudi Arabia in 1996 in which 19 American airmen died. The report… Continue Reading  

Dick Cheney Never Disappoints

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the christening ceremony of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Nov. 9, 2013, at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. The Gerald R. Ford was the first Ford-class aircraft carrier to join the fleet in 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

by Jim Lobe Previewing his September 8 address on the Iran deal to (who else?) the American Enterprise Institute, Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz have published a lengthy op-ed (“Restoring American Exceptionalism”) in Saturday’s print edition of The Wall… Continue Reading  

Some Dubious Characters, Connections Among Ex-Military Foes of Iran Deal


by Ali Gharib and Grace Cason When something big happens in the foreign policy world—especially a political issue that requires a vote in Congress—advocates try to shore up their positions with what are called, in public relations terms, “validators.” On… Continue Reading  

Bush-Era Torture Apologists Whitewash Their Crimes


by John Kiriakou The CIA’s torture-era leadership just won’t repent. Even after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report saying in no uncertain terms that the CIA had tortured its prisoners, that torture was official U.S. government policy, and… Continue Reading