| Aug 29, 2013
So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what?
As the Obama administration and the U.S. military plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The combination of Al Jazeera and America doesn't exactly sound like a match made in Heaven, or Jannah for that matter.
But that's not stopping the deep-pocketed media giant, funded by the government of Qatar, from spending hundreds of millions of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:01 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Incompetence by Pakistan’s spy agencies and civilian government allowed Osama bin Laden to hide in the country for nine years before he was killed by U.S. commandos, a Pakistani investigative commission has concluded, though...
| Dec 23, 2012
My soldier son called last month to wish his mother and me a happy Thanksgiving. My iPhone buzzed and there he was, sitting in a gun tower, his smiling face bathed in gauzy infrared light, an M249 machine gun propped at the ready behind him. For...
| Jun 5, 2013
Who exactly is the enemy in the continuing U.S. war against terrorism?
In some cases, the answer is: It's a secret.
When the United States began its war against Al Qaeda after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the identity of the enemy was clear: Osama...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Today is the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, one of the most shameful moments in American political and media history. It’s the 10th anniversary of the day the United States took its eye off the ball, allowing......
| Dec 23, 2012
| 1:20 PM
The backlash in Washington over "Zero Dark Thirty" didn't reach the box office, as Kathryn Bigelow's CIA thriller got off to an excellent start in limited release.
Playing in five theaters, the film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden grossed $410,000...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON — When screenwriter Mark Boal went seeking Pentagon and CIA help on last year's hit movie "Zero Dark Thirty," he wooed glamour-starved official Washington with the classic Hollywood pitch: Let's do lunch.
Boal promised "a real L.A....
| May 1, 2013
| 8:30 AM
How many films about the search for and killing of Osama bin Laden can the market bear? The answer appears to be three — a bad one, a good one and now, a messy but provocative one.
National Geographic Channel's docudrama "Seal Team Six" was...
| Oct 2, 2012
It's Day 20 for the Benghazi CSI-team hostage crisis. That's how long an FBI forensic team has been trying to gain access in Libya to what the State Department still calls a crime scene — the Obama administration's preferred term for the location of...
| Oct 23, 2012
It's a safe bet that President Obama misses the old Mitt Romney — the one who described himself as "severely conservative."
In their first debate in Denver, Romney outflanked the president by assuming the role of Moderate Mitt, a sweet-tempered...