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Military Hones New Counterinsurgency Strategy

Pinch yourself. This is actual good news about the U.S. military in Iraq: The Army and Marines are finishing work on a new doctrine that puts the welfare and protection of civilians front and center, while minimizing the use of force.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


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Colbert to Suskind: We Need a ‘Zero Percent Doctrine’

Stephen Colbert tells author Ron Suskind that Vice President Cheney’s so-called “One Percent Doctrine”—whereby a one percent chance of terrorists obtaining WMDs must be treated as a certainty—is “soft on terror.”

  • Colbert: “One percent? Shouldn’t it be a zero percent doctrine? I mean even if there’s no chance that someone’s a threat to the United States, and they just look at us funny, shouldn’t we just—[beats a fist into his palm]—tag ‘em?”

  • Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Sullivan: Bush Channeled Tony Soprano on Torture

    Bush and Rumsfeld gave the go-ahead to CIA interrogators to threaten the family of Al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Muhammed if he did not talk, according to Ron Suskind in his new book, “The One Percent Doctrine.” Former Bush defender Andrew Sullivan says the green light made Bush “the moral equivalent of a mafia boss.”

     

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Ron Suskind and 'The One Percent Doctrine'
    Book: Amazon.com / Suskind: virginia.edu

    Truthdigger of the Week: Ron Suskind

    Truthdig salutes Ron Suskind, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose most recent book, “The One Percent Doctrine,” stripped down Vice President Dick Cheney’s counter-terrorism philosophy to its Strangelovian essence: If there is a 1% chance of a terrorist attack, America must respond as though it is a 100% certainty.

  • Click here for disclosures from the book, Suskind TV appearances, links to other writings and biographical information.

  • Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Book Blows Lid on America’s Torture and Interrogation

    In his new book, ?The One Percent Doctrine,? Ron Suskind details how America’s torture of a mentally ill prisoner led the White House to pursue false leads in the war on terror.

    Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


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