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Obama announces drone transparency, uses more drones

When Obama announced last week the parameters of drone strikes on Americans in his speech at the National Defense University, the world gasped at what seemed to be a new…

Benghazi critics missing the point in talk of scandal

I have a confession to make: I just can’t get worked up about Benghazi. Don’t get me wrong. Unlike Hillary Clinton, when four Americans are killed I think it matters a…

Could Syria’s Internet blackout signify upcoming attack on Israel?

At 2:45pm Eastern time yesterday, Syria's Internet was shut down and was only turned on a few hours ago, marking total down time at 19-and-a-half-hours. Many say that the Syrian…

Obama’s imaginary ‘red line’ on chemical weapons in Syria

President Obama told reporters in Washington Tuesday morning that the U.S. would not intervene in Syria despite intelligence reports that chemical weapons have been used. During that press conference, Obama alluded…

Iraq, 10 years later: That time Canada didn’t have our backs

This week marked the 10-year anniversary of the United States and coalition forces’ invasion of Iraq, a poignant milestone for a war that continues to weigh on the American conscience. It…

Chavez’s death leaves Venezuela presidency in doubt

Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president whose leadership divided his country and rankled the United States, died Tuesday at age 58 after a long battle with cancer. Chavez, who won reelection in…

Dennis Rodman exits North Korea, praises Kim Jong Un

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is a bit, well, eccentric. Aside from his numerous facial piercings and colorful hair (and basketball skills, obviously), he’s best known for once donning a…

Chuck Hagel faces immediate challenges with sequestration

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel was sworn in as the 24th Secretary of Defense yesterday after a long confirmation battle in the Senate. He takes office during a budget…

Former White House press secretary sheds light on drone secrecy

Public officials tend to open up once they exit the D.C. political sphere. Count former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs among them. Gibbs, now a contributor for MSNBC, spoke rather…

Without Congress, Obama cybersecurity order mostly symbolic

A string of recent high-profile cyberattacks against American institutions by China has significantly raised the profile of security concerns over our digital infrastructure. The Chinese threat is economic, but enormous…

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