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4 Dead, 284 Missing in South Korea Ferry Sinking

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 READ MORE



U.S. Navy/MC2 Matt Daniels

U.S. Military Strikes Where It Wants, When It Wants

Separate raids over the weekend in Libya and Somalia call into question the meaning of sovereignty as the U.S. pursues suspected terrorists irrespective of borders.

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 READ MORE



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How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars

Bradley Manning, the young Army intelligence analyst who leaked thousands of public documents and passed them on to WikiLeaks, has done far more for U.S. national security than SEAL Team 6.

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 READ MORE


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But Was It Murder?

As much as we all might wish that the counter-narrative, with all of its uncomfortable implications, would fade away, it’s not likely to, given this country’s obsession with legal process.

Posted on May 13, 2011 READ MORE



U.S. Navy / MC2 Kyle D. Gahlau

SEALs, Grandma Obama Getting ‘Pumped Up’ Security

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says, “We are looking at what measures can be taken to pump up the security” of the mysterious Navy SEAL team that shot Osama bin Laden, after said SEALs expressed concerns. Over in Kenya, the government says it will inspect all visitors to the Obama compound.

Posted on May 12, 2011 READ MORE


Bin Laden Watching Himself on TV: Meta or Mundane?

In one of five seized videos released by the U.S. government Saturday, Osama bin Laden watches himself on the news at his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Posted on May 7, 2011 READ MORE



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The New Story: Bin Laden Was Unarmed, Was Shot Quickly

The latest version of events disagrees with our initial understanding of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout. Most significantly, it appears that the al-Qaida leader was shot very quickly and without provocation (other than his terror résumé). So much for human shields. (more)

Posted on May 5, 2011 READ MORE



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Bin Laden Compound Yields ‘Mother Lode of Intelligence’

The U.S. special ops team that took out Osama bin Laden at his compound in Pakistan scooped up an assortment of computer equipment, which the intelligence community is now analyzing. (more)

Posted on May 3, 2011 READ MORE


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Hersh: Cheney & Co. Discussed How to Trigger War With Iran

You may have already seen this, but it bears re-posting far and wide: The inimitable Seymour Hersh gave truly disturbing details, during the Campus Progress journalism conference in July, expounding upon his article from that month’s New Yorker about the Bush administration’s attempts to find a cause for war against Iran in late 2007.

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