The Devaluation of Suicide Bombing

Feb 16, 2010
The bad news: Over the last several weeks, a total of 17 suicide bombers have attacked coalition forces in Afghanistan. The good news: Not one coalition member died in the attacks, a fact credited to increased training and awareness of how to deal with potential bombers.
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‘Reaper’ Ready to Watch Over Iraq

Aug 4, 2008
One way the U.S. military could maintain a presence in Iraq, even if by proxy, in the near future is through the use of unmanned drones with foreboding names like the MQ-9 Reaper and the Predator, both of which are able to carry seriously sinister weaponry like the laser-guided Hellfire missile.

Scotland Yard Weighs In on Bhutto’s Death

Feb 8, 2008
If Benazir Bhutto's supporters were hoping that a Scotland Yard investigation into the former prime minister's death would contradict the Pakistani government's findings, they're bound to be disappointed by Thursday's reports that the British police agency pieced together a similar account of her Dec. 27 assassination.

U.S. Bomber Takes Nukes on Accidental Trip

Sep 5, 2007
This is the kind of human error story that makes a strong case for worldwide nuclear disarmament: reported Wednesday that five nuclear warheads were mistakenly carried on a B-52 bomber from North Dakota to Louisiana on Aug. 30 -- which means they were effectively missing for more than three hours.

Russian Nuclear Bombers Fly Again

Aug 18, 2007
Great -- along with the United States' ongoing (and escalating) international debacle in Iraq and Afghanistan, the current administration has clearly worked its particular brand of diplomatic charm on Russia. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his country's air force is once again sending nuclear-equipped bombers on regular overseas patrols.

Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens in Kirkuk

Jul 16, 2007
Multiple bombs exploded across the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq Monday. The BBC reported that at least 85 people were killed and more than 180 wounded. The deadliest of the bombs was detonated near the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, a party led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, leaving a 30-foot crater.

MSNBC: U.S. Pressured UK to Rush Terror Arrests

Aug 14, 2006
American officials leaned on England to arrest the would-be plane bombers at least a week before British authorities wanted to move in, according to MSNBC One British official suggested the attacks were not imminent; the suspects did not yet have plane tickets -- some didn't even have passports Why did this allegedly happen? We have a (unfortunately justifiably) cynical answer Click to the jump .