War on Terror : The List
Code Pink protesters disrupt the start of John Brennan's Senate confirmation hearing.

7 things we learned from John Brennan's drone-kissed confirmation hearing

The eagerly awaited showdown over President Obama's drone war didn't quite materialize, but that doesn't mean the CIA nominee didn't make news

War on Terror : Controversy
President Obama has nominated "kill list overseer" John Brennan to become the new CIA director.

Drones and strange bedfellows: Why neocons are showing Obama some love

And why liberals are starting to turn a cold shoulder. As John Brennan heads into his confirmation hearing, it's apparently opposite day in Washington

War on Terror : World
President Obama speaks at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center on Feb. 4.

Why Obama should come clean on drones

By failing to share all the details with the public, the administration is allowing critics to paint the government's actions as unethical — and even criminal

War on Terror : Analysis
In this 2010 file photo an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan.

Will Congress curb Obama's drone strikes?

There's a lot of outrage, on the Left and Right, over President Obama's kill-list memo. Congress can stop this

War on Terror : World
Critics say a 16-page document gives President Obama essentially unlimited powers to target U.S. citizens without trial.

Obama's license to kill: Has the president gone too far in the war on terror?

A new memo from the Justice Department outlines the administration's broad powers to neutralize American citizens

War on Terror : Analysis
America's war in Iraq may be over, but the broader war on terrorism continues.

The war on terror isn't over. Here's how America can win it

After more than a decade of fighting, many Americans are weary of war. But we can't stop now

War on Terror : Analysis
A video still purportedly shows militant leader Moktar Belmoktar, who is reportedly behind the hostage crisis.

The Algerian hostage crisis: Is Obama leading from behind again?

Tensions rise as Algerian forces reportedly attack gunmen believed to be al-Qaeda-linked militants, with the lives of Western hostages, some from the U.S., at stake

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
Joel Edgerton plays a Navy SEAL in Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar contender about the hunt for bin Laden.

Does Zero Dark Thirty celebrate torture, or condemn it?

Kathryn Bigelow's bin Laden movie is winning across-the-board raves. But critics are less unanimous about what to make of the movie's gruesome torture scenes

War on Terror : Instant Guide
U.S. military guards move a detainee inside Guantanamo in 2010.

Can Obama still close Guantanamo?

The U.S. has 104 prisons that can hold the remaining Gitmo detainees if Congress allows it

War on Terror : By the numbers
America has some 8,000 drones in its arsenal today.

The rise of drone warfare: By the numbers

Team Obama is preparing to beef up its already dominant U.S. fleet of surveillance and combat drones, and other countries are racing to catch up

War on Terror : In-depth briefing
Fighters from the terror group Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb travel with a convoy in northern Mali on Aug. 7.

North Africa: The next Afghanistan?

The terrorist group al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has seized control of a swath of North Africa. Is it a real threat?

War on Terror : The List
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis appeared federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 17 to face charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

What the alleged Federal Reserve bomb plot says about the terror war: 4 theories

Authorities bust a man they say tried to detonate a van filled with fake explosives. Do these increasingly common stings amount to a victory against al Qaeda?

War on Terror : Opinion Brief
President Obama makes his first remarks about the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack in the White House Rose Garden on Sept. 12. He vowed that the U.S. would not tolerate "acts of terror."

The Benghazi attack: Does it matter whether Obama calls it terrorism?

In the eyes of many critics, the most baffling part of Mitt Romney's flubbed Libya offensive against President Obama is the Republican's focus on labels

Osama Bin Laden : The Bullpen
D.B. Grady

D.B. Grady: The evolution of SEAL Team Six

How the celebrated unit went from being a ragtag band of outlaws to America's go-to guys

War on Terror : Burning Question
Al Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri: The younger brother of the terrorist organization's head is reportedly stepping forward as a peace negotiator. 

Is al Qaeda finally ready to make peace with the West?

Mohamed al-Zawahiri, brother of al Qaeda's leader, says he is uniquely positioned to work out a truce

War on Terror : Analysis
Then-President George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld meet with military leaders on Sept. 17, 2001.

The new evidence that Bush could have stopped 9/11: 4 takeaways

A former New York Times investigative reporter argues that George W. Bush ignored months of daily briefings that should have raised red flags

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