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Declaring Victory

In 2006, James Fallows explained why the war on terror had been won

Breaking With the Left Over 9/11

The disturbing response to the attack from Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, Susan Sontag, and other progressives

Why It's So Hard to Infiltrate al-Qaeda

The former head of the CIA's bin Laden unit speaks

The Roots of Muslim Rage

Why so many resent the West, and why their bitterness will not easily be mollified

The Second Wave of al Qaeda Attacks

A counterfactual history of America after 9/11

Al-Qaeda's Understudy

Suicide terrorism has come to Pakistan, waged by one of the most vicious Islamist groups ever known

The Pakistan War

Islamabad's support for the U.S. in Afghanistan began to deteriorated in 2010

Hunting the Taliban in Las Vegas

The marvels and limits of the Predator drone program

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Obama's Post-Bin-Laden Presidency

After ordering the raid the killed al Qaeda's leader, the commander in chief gets to start over | Ronald Brownstein


Why Not Charge People to See Bin Laden's Death Photo? Reuters

Why Not Charge People to See Bin Laden's Death Photo?

The proceeds could help fund America's wars abroad and other efforts in the war on terror or even a scholarship for 9/11 victims

Picture of the Day: Superheroes! The Ultimate Situation Room Meme Twitter

Picture of the Day: Superheroes! The Ultimate Situation Room Meme

Obama as Captain America, Defense Secretary Robert Gates as the Martian Manhunter, Hillary Clinton as Wonder Woman -- and more

The Other Audrey Tomasons in the Situation Room White House

The Other Audrey Tomasons in the Situation Room

The other woman in the situation room photo wasn't the only young staffer in the room, just the only one we could see

Should Elections Shape National Security Policy? Bloggingheads

Should Elections Shape National Security Policy?

Obama campaigned against the Bush approach to fighting terrorism. We elected him. Does he owe us follow through?

Exalting in Severed Heads Reuters

Exalting in Severed Heads

In war, it's worth remembering we adhere to civilized norms for our own benefit -- and not for our enemies

Picture of the Day: C-Span, Abbottabad? Jamie Dupree

Picture of the Day: C-Span, Abbottabad?

In footage released by the Pentagon Saturday, Osama bin Laden glances at congressional floor proceedings on Arabic TV

Obama's Message for Human Rights Watch's Ken Roth CBS

Obama's Message for Human Rights Watch's Ken Roth

"Anyone who would question that the perpetrator of mass murder on American soil didn't deserve what he got needs to have their head examined."

What If Bush Had Been President These Past Eight Days? Wikimedia Commons

What If Bush Had Been President These Past Eight Days?

In foreign policy and military strategy, Obama and his predecessor aren't so far apart

Omigod, Who Is Osama Bin Whatevs? smith/Flickr

Omigod, Who Is Osama Bin Whatevs?

It might not be a bad sign that so many teenagers didn't know who he was

Obama and Bush: Two Very Different Wars Reuters

Obama and Bush: Two Very Different Wars

Former officials are taking credit for bin Laden's death, but the current president has corrected his predecessor's misguided thinking

The Biggest Story in Photos

A 50-Foot-Tall French Fire-Breathing Dragon-Horse Visits Beijing

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