al-Qaeda

As fifteen U.S. embassies remain shuttered across the Middle East, it’s clear that, however successful drone strikes have been at degrading al-Qaeda’s strength, the terrorist group continues to be an adaptable and resilient foe. This past week, the Yemeni government was able to thwart an assault on its southern oil facilities by al-Qaeda forces. Though unsuccessful, the attempts demonstrate how the U.S. counter-terrorism strategy has failed to defeat the group.

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Chastain's character has the depth and personality of a placard, but if you like World War II films, you’ll enjoy this.

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Is the terror group dead or alive? It's complicated.

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It was obvious at last night’s debate that Mitt Romney decided to co-opt Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Was this a good idea?

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What's next for Navy's SEAL Team Six?

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The far-reaching ambitions of Egypt’s rising Islamists.

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Carrie Mathison has more in common with Jack Bauer than her fans admit.

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A new study released this week by researchers at Stanford and NYU has found that American drone strikes in Pakistan are killing far more civilians than advertised, taking out few high value targets, and have become the primary recruiting tool for the terrorist groups the policy is aimed at combating.

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Does the United States have a foreign policy? Of course it does. So what exactly is it?

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If nothing else, the NYT report today of additional pre-9/11 warnings about Al Qaeda serves to puncture our disconcerting national amnesia.

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