Tag Archives: War on Terror

News from North America, Friday 31st May 2013

BBC News: “Surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has recovered enough to walk, his mother says. In an interview for the Associated Press, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said her son told her in a phone call that he and his brother, killed in a police manhunt after the blasts, were innocent. Mr Tsarnaev, who was shot […]

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News from North America, Thursday 11th April 2013

BBC News: “Police have shot dead a gunman holding four firefighters hostage in a house outside the US city of Atlanta. The firefighters suffered minor injuries from stun grenades armed police threw in the rescue raid. One officer was shot in the hand or arm in the gunfight with the captor, who had demanded his […]

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News from North America, Tuesday 26th February 2013

The Atlantic: “Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked if Team Obama has been sufficiently forthcoming about the lethal drone program that has targeted and killed thousands.’When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, “You’re not even to acknowledge the drone program. […]

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America’s Trajectory in the Long War: Redirecting Efforts toward Strategic Effects versus Simply Tactical Gains

Introduction Eleven years following the attacks on 9/11 the United States has a significant disconnect between its strategic and tactical efforts against violent global jihadists. Some American leaders and commanders are confusing effectiveness and success, improperly associating tactical disruption of enemy elements with strategic effect. While the country has won some important tactical victories, it […]

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North America Tracker 20.12.12

PR Newswire: “The Cleveland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Ohio chapter (CAIR-Cleveland) today released a video highlighting anti-Muslim hate preached at a recent Tea Party event at a school in that state, which included claims that American Muslims ‘will kill your children’ and that ‘we are in war with Islam.’” Reuters: “Four California men accused […]

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North America Tracker 10.12.12

The National: “With America’s ‘war on terror’ now focused far beyond its original targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the legal justifications for it have become increasingly irrelevant and untenable, even to those waging it. The Pentagon’s top lawyer, Jeh Johnson, is the first Obama administration official to raise publicly the challenge of overhauling the vast […]

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South Asia Tracker 13.11.12

Pakistan: Xinhau Net: The Tehreek-e-Taliba Pakistan have assassinated two leaders of peace committees and dozens of civilians in Pakistan’s northwest. “Although the Taliban are no longer in a position to take control of any area in Swat valley and its adjoining areas, their continuing armed attacks have caused great concern among government forces and peace […]

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