Kerry Launches Comprehensive Series of Hearings on U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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

How Bin Laden’s Demise Unfolded

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

On the Death of Osama Bin Laden, We Are Responsible to Remember Our Response to 9/11 Involved Our Own War Crimes

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

Twitter Breaks First Credible Report of Bin Laden’s Death

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