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Terrorism & National Security

Hamdan Transfer: A Positive Step towards Ending a Failed System

Report 25 November 2008
Seven years after the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration’s detention policies have failed to bring terrorists to justice while damaging the credibility of our justice system and our democracy in the eyes of the world.
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Terrorism & National Security

Experts: Al Qaeda Tape Demonstrates that It Feels Threatened by Obama Victory

Report 20 November 2008
Experts agree that the release of a new tape by Al Qaeda’s second in command Ayman al-Zawahri indicates that Al Qaeda feels threatened and is on its heels after Obama’s resounding victory. President-elect Obama’s diverse background, along with his pledge to reverse many of the policies and approaches of the Bush administration, has served to dramatically improve America’s image, especially in the Muslim world.
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Experts React to Ayman al-Zawahri Audio Message

Press Release Washington, D.C. 20 November 2008
Pakistan

A New Approach to Pakistan

Report 18 November 2008
The Center for American Progress has released a report highlighting the need for a strategic overhaul in the US relationship with Pakistan. It points toward a policy which recognizes the linked challenges presented by Pakistan, Afghanistan and India; broadens the US relationship with Pakistan beyond military and intelligence coordination; and supports good governance and the forces of democracy within Pakistan.
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Bush Has Made America Less Safe

Report 30 October 2008
Iraq

McCain’s Reckless Incoherence on Syria

Report 28 October 2008
The Bush administration had no official comment concerning a clandestine attack by U.S. Special Operations forces into Syria. Senator Obama also refused to comment publicly on such a sensitive military operation. Yet the McCain campaign responded with a press release that argued that this operation would not have happened in an Obama administration and attacked Obama for advocating diplomatic engagement with Syria. McCain’s argument is not just reckless but incoherent.
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A Rough National Security Week for John McCain

Report 24 October 2008
With only two weeks left until the election, John McCain had another difficult week on the national security front. From Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, to the Iraqi government's undermining McCain's position on withdrawal of US forces, to the Al Qaeda web-video vote for the Republic nominee for President, the Maverick has had a rough couple of days.
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Terrorism & National Security

Twenty-Five Years After the Beirut Bombings, U.S. Still Seeks Answer to Terrorism

Report 23 October 2008
Twenty-five years ago today, a suicide bomber destroyed the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The tragedy demonstrated a point brought home on 9/11/01 -- that terrorism is a national security challenge we ignore at our peril.
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