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Director of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute, Fred Kagan is a foreign policy strategist and military historian. In this conversation, Kagan and Kristol discuss the strategy for the troop surge in Iraq in 2006/07, which Kagan helped devise.
Days after gunmen reigned terror in France, more answers are emerging in the case while many remain uncertain.
President Obama is determined to close Guantanamo Bay by the time he leaves office but Congress made it virtually impossible to move any detainees to prisons on American soil. With increasing cases of terrorists getting radicalized in prison there is big fear that Guantanamo detainees can return to the fight.
The threat in Yemen is not just from al Qaeda, but that foreigners can go there to train to commit terrorist attacks.
AQAP is using Yemen as a training ground for homegrown terrorism. While tightening border security is an option, it’s just a band-aid solution to a threat that needs to be addressed in those regions.
As the U.S. Congress turns this year to the issue of whether to renew, reform, or let die key sections of the Patriot Act on terrorism surveillance, it might want to keep in mind what has just happened in Paris.
The US should be careful about playing cyber chicken with North Korea.
Hollywood and the American public alike are in uproar over the recent cancellation of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s movie, “The Interview,” which depicts the assassination of North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong Un. US officials have confirmed that North Korean hackers are behind the attack that leaked sensitive and embarrassing Sony correspondence.