Category Al Qaeda

‘Thugs Wanted – Bring Your Own Boots’: How Isis Attracts Foreign Fighters To Its Twisted Utopia

An excerpt from their forthcoming book. ‘Thugs Wanted – Bring Your Own Boots’: How Isis Attracts Foreign Fighters To Its Twisted Utopia Isis has been hugely successful in attracting western violence junkies. Some are drawn by the prospect of adventure – and recruiters are increasingly promoting a sense of inclusion and purpose in the caliphate […]

Osama bin Laden’s Files: The Pakistani Government Wanted To Negotiate

Osama bin Laden’s Files: The Pakistani Government Wanted To Negotiate BY THOMAS JOSCELYN | March 9th, 2015 | tjoscelyn@gmail.com | @thomasjoscelyn http://www.longwarjournal.org/ archives/2015/03/osama-bin- ladens-files-the-pakistani- government-wanted-to- negotiate.php osama-bin-laden Recently released files recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound show that parts of the Pakistani government made attempts to negotiate with al Qaeda in 2010. The letters were […]

Senate Torture Report: An Exception In CIA Oversight

Senate Torture Report: An Exception in CIA Oversight Senate torture report exposed misdeeds, but it’s rare for Congress to hold the CIA accountable By KEN DILANIAN http://abcnews.go.com/Politics /wireStory/senate-torture- report-exception-cia-oversight -29493247 The Associated Press WASHINGTON In February 2009, the Senate intelligence committee gathered in a soundproof room to learn the stomach-churning details of the brutal interrogations […]

Israel, Europe And The Converging Terror Threat

Israel, Europe And The Converging Terror Threat http://fathomjournal.org/israel-europe-and-the-converging-terror-threat/ Winter / 2015 Israel, Europe And The Converging Terror Threat by Amichai Magen 3275107274 World leaders in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo and Hypercacher attacks, Credit: European Council President/Flickr AUTHOR 183282925 Amichai Magen Dr. Amichai Magen maps the increasing interconnectedness of the Islamist terror threats faced by […]

Obama White House Cut Defense Intelligence Out Of Bin Laden Doc Analysis Because The Agency Was Reporting The Opposite Of What The POTUS Was Claming

The DIA team began producing analyses reflecting what they were seeing in the documents. At precisely the time Mr. Obama was campaigning on the imminent death of al Qaeda, those with access to the bin Laden documents were seeing, in bin Laden’s own words, that the opposite was true. This wasn’t what the Obama White […]

From Cyberspace To Africa, The CIA Looks To Fights Of The Future

Excerpt: He said a better setup is in place at the State Department, which assigns assistant secretaries of state responsibility for geographic regions and other mission areas.”We don’t have the equivalent of an assistant secretary here,” he said. “We’re going to address that.” Each mission center will combine personnel from all directorates and be led […]

American Drone Operators Are Quitting in Record Numbers

American Drone Operators Are Quitting in Record Numbers Excerpt: “Everyone else thinks that the whole program or the people behind it are a joke, that we are video-game warriors, that we’re Nintendo warriors,” Brandon Bryant, a former drone camera operator who worked at Nellis Air Force Base, told Democracy Now. Certainly, there is nothing second-class […]