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'Greatest threat to democracy’: Commander of bin Laden raid slams Trump's anti-media sentiment 23.2.2017 Washington Post
'Greatest threat to democracy’: Commander of bin Laden raid slams Trump's anti-media sentiment
CIA Cables Detail Its New Deputy Director's Role in Torture 23.2.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In August of 2002, interrogators at a secret CIA-run prison in Thailand set out to break a Palestinian man they believed was one of al-Qaida's top leaders. As the CIA's video cameras rolled, security guards shackled Abu Zubaydah to a gurney and interrogators poured water over his mouth and nose until he began to suffocate. They slammed him against a wall, confined him for hours in a coffin-like box, and deprived him of sleep. The 31-year-old Zubaydah begged for mercy, saying that he knew nothing about the terror group's future plans. The CIA official in charge, known in agency lingo as the "chief of base," mocked his complaints, accusing Zubaydah of faking symptoms of psychological breakdown. The torture continued. When questions began to swirl about the Bush administration's use of the "black sites," and program of "enhanced interrogation," the chief of base began pushing to have the tapes destroyed. She accomplished her mission years later when she rose to a senior position at CIA headquarters and ...
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The 1267 Committee, China’s hold and Masood Azhar: A short history 23.2.2017 Hindu: International
As China’s insistence continues to not name Masood Azhar a terrorist, India has hit out at its neighbour for demanding “solid evidence” against the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief. With the 1267 committee, Ind...
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How we got here 22.2.2017 Le Monde Diplomatique

The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at combat soldiering in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that couldn't be clearer to me. Unfortunately, it's evidently still not clear in Washington. Bush's neo-imperial triumphalism failed. Obama's quiet shift to drones, Special Forces, and clandestine executive actions didn't turn the tide either. For all President Trump's bluster, boasting, and threats, rest assured that, at best, he'll barely move (...)

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Trump's new national security adviser disagrees a lot with … Trump 22.2.2017 Washington Post: Politics
McMaster's views on these 4 questions are the opposite of Trump's.
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What a bombing in Pakistan says about the Trump administration 22.2.2017 Washington Post
What a bombing in Pakistan says about the Trump administration
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The Misuse of US Power and the Middle East in Chaos 21.2.2017 Truthout.com
US Air Force members prep for an in-air refueling mission over Iraq, August 11, 2014. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr. / US Air Force ) The United States has already lost -- its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at combat soldiering in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that couldn't be clearer to me. Unfortunately, it's evidently still not clear in Washington. Bush's neo-imperial triumphalism failed. Obama's quiet shift to drones, Special Forces, and clandestine executive actions didn't turn the tide either. For all President Trump's bluster, boasting, and threats, rest assured that, at best, he'll barely move the needle and, at worst… but why even go there?  At this point, it's at least reasonable to look back and ask yet again: Why the failure? Explanations abound, of course. Perhaps Americans were simply never tough enough and still need to take off the kid gloves. Maybe there just weren't ever enough troops. (Bring back the draft!) Maybe all those hundreds of thousands of bombs ...
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Pakistan shells border with Afghanistan as tensions rise over terrorist attacks 21.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The dispute could undercut efforts to forge a peace deal with the Taliban
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In Mali, U.N. peacekeepers face their deadliest threat yet: Al-Qaeda 19.2.2017 Washington Post
U.N. convoys sent to protect a tenuous peace deal are being torn apart by improvised explosive devices and their compounds blasted by 1,000-pound car bombs. The bloodshed has raised questions about how an institution developed in the 1940s can serve a world under threat from the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.
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A wave of terrorist bombings tests Pakistani resolve  19.2.2017 Washington Post: World
Officials blame Afghans as critics call for stronger domestic action.
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Omar Abdel Rahman, ‘blind sheik’ convicted in 1993 World Trade Center attack, dies at 78 19.2.2017 Washington Post: World
Abdel Rahman was convicted of conspiring in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in the 1990s.
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The world's deadliest U.N. peacekeeping mission 18.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The al-Qaeda threat in Mali presents a new challenge to peacekeepers.
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The fight Pakistan must wage within 17.2.2017 Hindu: Lead
Attacks like the one in Sehwan show how its tolerance for terror groups undermines the country
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Trump Needs to Rethink Terror Policies 17.2.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
President Trump vows to restructure his travel ban for seven mostly Muslim countries – and consider a “safe zone” in Syria – but those ideas create more risks than they eliminate, says Ivan Eland. By Ivan Eland Although Donald Trump…Read more →
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India must reach out to Trump. Now. 15.2.2017 Rediff: Columns
Trump's foreign policy juggernaut has shelved the 'Deep State' and 'Axis of Evil'. But where is India?
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US must cast off illusion of Pak being an important ally in war against Al Qaeda and Taliban: Expert 15.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
US must cast off illusion of Pak being an important ally in war against Al Qaeda and Taliban: Expert
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Pakistan annually producing thousands of Osama Bin Ladens: Defence Expert 15.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Pakistan annually producing thousands of Osama Bin Ladens: Defence Expert
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Letter: Some of Obama's accomplishments 14.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In response to Walt Soltys’ letter of Feb. 5, let me offer my list of President Obama’s accomplishments: 1) Inherited from a conservative Republican president one of the worst economic collapses in recent history and managed to turn it around and create a sustained period of economic growth and job creation. 2) Accomplished what no other president has done by taking a huge first step in providing health care for all Americans. 3) Killed the world’s No. 1 terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. 4) Appointed...
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Hamas names hard-liner as its new political leader in Gaza   14.2.2017 Washington Post
Hamas names hard-liner as its new political leader in Gaza  
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Blast at Pakistan protest rally kills at least 16 13.2.2017 Washington Post: World
The apparent suicide bombing took place outside a provincial legislature in Lahore.
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