Tag: al qaeda
  • Torture, Lies and Hollywood
  • Former Ridenhour Book Prize winner and FBI counterterrorism investigator Ali H. Soufan discusses Zero Dark Thirty, the controversial film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, in the New York Times

  • The CIA’s Censorship Machine
  • The American reaction to 9/11 included selflessness, dedication, and bravery, but it also included some harebrained and counterproductive steps. As we approach the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, Horton examines those reactions.

  • Unredacting “The Interrogator”
  • An explosive new book by retired intelligence officer Glenn Carle contradicts the claims Suskind published about Pacha Wazir (which were no doubt faithful reports of what Suskind was told by sources in the intelligence community). 

  • Six Questions for Anatol Lieven
  • Journalist turned foreign-affairs analyst Anatol Lieven has Pakistan in his bones. Descended from civil servants and officers in British India, he cut his journalistic teeth in the subcontinent. I put six questions to Lieven about his new book, Pakistan: A Hard Country.

  • The Dangerous US Game in Yemen
  • The United States has unintentionally helped weaken Yemeni President Saleh's regime. For years, US policy neglected Yemen's civil society, focusing instead on hunting down terrorists. These operations caused the deaths of dozens of civilians, fuelling popular anger against Saleh.

  • WikiLeaking Covert Wars
  • The latest WikiLeaks dump has corroborated, in part, what sources recently told The Nation about covert military actions in over seventy-five countries.