Terror in Paris

by Emile Nakhleh The several terrorist attacks in Paris yesterday evening and the ensuing barbaric carnage raise a number of troubling questions about the nature of terror and the growing perception that Salafi Islamic radicalism is waging a war on… Continue Reading  

Dead Is Dead

Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment by Peter Van Buren You can’t get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: “No person shall be… deprived of life, liberty, or… Continue Reading  

Drone Controversy Rears Its Head Again

by Tyler Cullis Today news broke that the Obama administration is considering targeting a U.S. citizen located in Pakistan with lethal force. This quickly restarted the debate over what legal authorities the President has in drone strikes, what policies the… Continue Reading  

Obama Narrows Scope of Terror War

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Responding to growing criticism by human rights groups and foreign governments, U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday announced potentially significant shifts in what his predecessor called the “global war on terror”. In a major policy address… Continue Reading  

The Tragic Case of Abdulrahman al Awlaki

The grandfather of the 16-year-old American-Yemeni boy who was killed by a CIA drone strike in Yemen last year is suing 4 US officials, including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Former CIA Director David Petraeus, over his son and grandson’s deaths.… Continue Reading