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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Biggest "Anti-Terrorist" Exercise In The World Stars Chinese Drones, Russian Troops And A Ukraine-Inspired Wargame

This year's Peace Mission 2014 is the largest of the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) "anti-terrorist" military exercise to da


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The man who hunted bin Laden, Saddam, and the Pirates

"Revered" is the word you often hear about McRaven in the special operations community.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
When Americans leave for jihad

McCain is the first American known to have been killed while fighting for ISIS. But he is not the only American drawn to the group or to al


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
An Americans gateway to jihad

On Wednesday, a propaganda video appeared on the Internet featuring Moner Abu-Salha, the U.S. citizen from Florida who died conducting a sui


EDUCATION POLICY
What Charter Schools Are Getting Right And Why They Top Our High School Rankings

Charters educate just five percent of America’s student—yet they dominate this year’s rankings, thanks to one very simple key to success.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
ISIS: Is it really a threat to the U.S.?

U.S. officials are claiming that the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is "now a credible alternative to al Qaeda."


FUTURE TENSE and NEW AMERICA
Stop Pretending Nothing Happens in August

Andrés Martinez wrote for Zocalo Public Square about the historical significance of August.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
What the U.S. can realistically do in Iraq | CNN

Over the past few days, politicians and experts have been debating the merits of the Obama administration's strategy in Iraq — or whether th


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
U.S. general's killing may be a bad omen

The attack is an ominous sign regarding the potential risks to American service members as the majority of U.S. forces withdraw from Afghani


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Terrorist Armies Fight Smarter and Deadlier Than Ever | Washington Post

Military transformations can be hard to detect. They generally occur over decades, sometimes over generations. Soldiers are usually the firs


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The All-American Al Qaeda Suicide Bomber | CNN

Seconds before he detonated the massive truck bomb that killed him and a number of Syrian soldiers two months ago, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Why Am I Moving to the Left? | Politico

In my late 50s, at a time of life when most people are supposed to be drifting into a cautious conservatism, I am surprised to find myself m