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Pakistan

Situation Along Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Demands a Comprehensive Plan

Report 24 April 2008
More than seven years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Al Qaeda has found a safe haven in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) – a remote, mountainous region along Pakistan’s northwest border.
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Terrorism & National Security

McCain: A History of Being Wrong About Al Qaeda, Iraq and Iran

Report 20 March 2008
John McCain on several occasions recently has asserted that Iran and Al Qaeda are working together, including last month in Houston Texas . The facts are much more complicated.
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Afghanistan

Time to Focus on the Greatest Danger

Report 18 March 2008
The fight to stabilize Afghanistan and drive out Al Qaeda and the Taliban for good has been stalled by Washington’s misbegotten fixation on Iraq.
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Iraq

Government Report Paints bin Laden, Hussein as Rivals

Report 14 March 2008
The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) report-dated November 2007 yet only released this week, titled "Saddam and Terrorism: Emerging Insights from Captured Iraqi Documents" found no direct connection between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda, definitively putting to rest this longstanding Bush Administration assertion.
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Iraq

Losing What Counts Most

Report 24 January 2008
As President Bush prepares his final State of the Union, it’s time for an independent reckoning of his Iraq legacy: what the misbegotten war has really cost us, and how we can begin to undo the damage at home and abroad.
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Terrorism & National Security

The Myth of "Islamofascism"

Report 14 November 2007
The simplistic term “Islamofascism,” which is consistently used by conservatives, undermines America’s national security.
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Terrorism & National Security

Interview with Rand Beers

News Newhouse News Service 2 August 2007
Iraq

Rose-Tinted Benchmarks?

News New York Times, Opinionator 30 July 2007
Terrorism & National Security

Al Qaeda's Best Publicist

News Washington Post 30 July 2007
Pakistan

The Central Threat - Al Qaeda in Pakistan

Report 26 July 2007
The central threat to the American homeland is in Pakistan and that is where the central effort needs to be.
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