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Terrorism

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  • When the big news isn't news

    Last week the papers were overflowing with stories about a Senate committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture to extract information from terrorists -- known or just suspected terrorists. Those stories were shortly followed...
  • Militant attack on Pakistan school kills 132 children, nine staffers

    The 10th-graders were having a class party when the gunmen burst into the auditorium. Disguised as Pakistani security forces and armed with automatic weapons, they moved through the crowd of cowering children, shooting methodically. “I immediately...
  • In Australia, Sydney siege inquiry continues amid grief, questions

    In Australia, Sydney siege inquiry continues amid grief, questions
    As the investigation of Sydney’s deadly hostage siege continued Tuesday, thousands of Australians paid tribute to the victims, pouring out their grief and leaving flowers near the crime scene at a busy downtown pedestrian thoroughfare. Initial...
  • In revenge, Pakistani Taliban strike school, killing at least 141

    ISLAMABAD Pakistan suffered the worst terrorist attack of a seven-year Taliban insurgency Tuesday when militants rampaged through an army-run high school in the northern city of Peshawar, killing at least 141 people, mostly students, in what the militants...
  • Another Malala moment for Pakistan

    Another Malala moment for Pakistan
    Two years ago, a Taliban gunman boarded a school bus in Pakistan and fired a shot that outraged the world. He seriously wounded 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai. She recovered, became a powerful voice in the fight against Taliban extremism, and won the...
  • Australian sports asked to review security arrangements

    The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has asked Australia to beef up security for next month's Asian Cup in the wake of the deadly hostage siege in Sydney. Asia's biggest soccer tournament will be held for the first time in Australia from Jan. 9-31, and...
  • Sydney siege gunman was known to Australian authorities

    Man Haron Monis, the Iranian refugee identified as the gunman behind a deadly siege at a downtown Sydney cafe, was no stranger to Australian law enforcement officials or the media. Dubbed "the fake sheik," the 50-year-old self-styled Muslim cleric who...
  • Gunman among 3 dead after police storm Sydney cafe, ending siege

    Sixteen hours after a self-styled Muslim cleric took at least 17 hostages in a cafe in the heart of Sydney, armed police stormed the building, ending the crisis. Three people, including the gunman, were killed. The dead hostages were a 38-year-old woman...
  • Release of CIA report foolish

    Release of CIA report foolish
    After six major scandals that have rocked the nation — Solyndra, Fast and Furious, IRS, Benghazi, AP and immigration — we now have another scandal that is sure to cause the death of Americans overseas. Somehow the Obama administration has...
  • Ashton Carter has his hands full trying to shape defense policy

    WASHINGTON How much difference can Ashton Carter make to the Obama administration's national security policy? President Barack Obama's nominee to be secretary of defense, if confirmed, will arrive at the Pentagon commanding nearly universal respect...
  • Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus

    Two psychologists' role in CIA torture program comes into focus
    In the "Salt Pit," a then-secret CIA prison in Afghanistan, John "Bruce" Jessen watched carefully in late 2002 as five agency officers rushed into a darkened cell and grabbed an Afghan detainee named Gul Rahman. "It was thoroughly planned and rehearsed,...