Senator John Kerry announced on Monday that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold another series of hearings to debate the end-state in Afghanistan, assess the strategic relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and examine regional implications. The hearings begin on Tuesday morning with Richard N. Haass, president of the Council … Continue reading
We’ve now hit the 24 hour mark on the coverage of the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan on Sunday. The stories are now circulating about how the operation unfolded over the days before Bin Laden met his demise at the hands of an elite special operations team: The Navy SEAL … Continue reading
Given the spontaneous celebrations which broke out late Sunday outside the White House, in New York, and elsewhere, the news that Osama bin Laden is dead is an historic development — and a defining moment for Barack Obama’s presidency. Chris Cillizza, the prominent Washington Post political commentator, puts it this … Continue reading
Osama Bin Laden, a man who manipulated people with twisted claims about spirituality to mobilize and glamorize an on-going campaign of mass murder, has been stopped dead in his tracks. Normally, I could see why this would be cause for celebration. Indeed, I am relieved he has been stopped from … Continue reading
Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama informed the nation that U.S. operatives had killed Osama bin Laden: “The killing of Osama bin Laden closes an important chapter in our war against extremists who kill innocent people around the world. We … Continue reading
“Justice is done“… The NY Times has the official obituary posted now: Osama Bin Laden, The Most Wanted Face of Terrorism. The text of President Obama’s speech is available here: Obama on Bin Laden.
Tech Crunch reports: This news is actually spreading like wildfire before the broadcast on Twitter where CNN’s Steve Brusk tweeted that the announcement was National Security-related at around 7:25pm PST, and the first reputable sign of confirmation came from Keith Urbahn, the Chief of Staff for former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, … Continue reading