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Mission creep: The 'long war' on al Qaeda terrorists

America is a prisoner of the War on Terror, which military and diplomatic policy makers once called the Long War.

By EDITORIAL  |  February 15, 2013
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Review: The Conspirator

Robert Redford's The Conspirator draws parallels between the extra-constitutional methods applied then to protect the country from possible terrorism and those employed in today's War against Terror.
Redford doesn't do justice to his theme
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 15, 2011
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Review: The Oath

The oath referred to is that swearing fealty to Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
An indictment on the War on Terror
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2010

Jon Ronson, Investigator of the Unsettling, at Tommy Doyle's [Sunday]


Jon Ronson, on "The Men Who Stare At Goats"The U.S. military has employed some pretty ridiculous tactics in its long and expensive War on Terror....
By Carrie Battan  |  May 07, 2010
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Review: Zombies Of Mass Destruction

What microcosm of mankind shall desperately resist the zombie plague this time around?
A parody that's eat-your-face subtle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010
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Elena Kagan’s shaky record

As a potential Obama nominee for Supreme Court justice, Elena Kagan has liberal bona fides and the likely support of the right. But if her record is any indication, she’s more likely to side with the conservative bloc on matters of executive power and wa
What a Kagan appointment to the Supreme Court could mean for civil liberties
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND KYLE SMEALLIE  |  April 23, 2010


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Afghanistan: Just say no!

The idea that the war in Afghanistan has reached a critical junction, a “now-or-never” moment that requires an additional 40,000 troops to win, is rubbish.
Plus, Obama and the Nobel
By EDITORIAL  |  October 16, 2009
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Criminalizing the war

Lieutenant Ehren Watada seems to know his chances are slim.
A young soldier goes to military court and puts the Iraq war on trial
By ELI SANDERS  |  August 30, 2006