Daesh, Al Qaeda Pose Increased Global Threat, Seek Apocalypse

In less than a month, the world has been shaken out of optimism that it is winning the war on terrorism. We have witnessed a dramatic increase in terrorist attacks. ¬†Daesh, thought by President Obama just last month to be "contained" to Iraq and Syria, has clearly become a global threat, claiming credit for four... Continue Reading →


How My Perspective Has Changed Since 9/11/2001

In an old Yahoo email archive, I stumbled upon and unearthed an email exchange between my friend Bruce Johnson and myself from the days following the 9-11 attacks in 2001. How hysterical, thoughtful or wise were we in those early days? Not surprisingly, we believed then that the 9/11 attacks were a bigger historical event... Continue Reading →

When Are Torture and Assassination OK?

I've heard very few criticisms of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. There is, however, a debate over the use of torture to learn his whereabouts (and uncertainty over whether torture provided any leads to Osama Bin Laden). I guess there are a few absolutists who say that torture and assassination should never, ever be... Continue Reading →

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