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August 11, 2011

Defense and Security
Guest Post: Preparing for Post-Qaddafi Libya

Protesters carry a Kingdom of Libya flag during a rally in Benghazi on July 1, 2011. (Thaier al-Sudan/courtesy Reuters) The United States and its NATO allies have been pushing for the ouster of Mua…

Libyan protesters carry a Kingdom of Libya flag during a rally against Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

September 9, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Remembering 9/11

New York City Fire Department Battalion Commander Tom Currao raises a flag outside the World Trade Center construction site at the 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center in New York on September 9, 2011. (Bri…

New York Fire Department Battalion Commander Tom Currao raises a flag outside the World Trade Center construction site at the 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center in New York September 9, 2011. The flag, which flew overseas during Operation Enduring Freedom, was accepted by museum curators into their collection. National and city leaders will commemorate on Sunday the ten-year anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 with a ceremony unveiling a memorial and museum. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

July 7, 2011

Politics and Government
Egypt: Five Things To Know Going Into The "Day of Persistence"

Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, head of Egypt's ruling military council (POOL New/Courtesy Reuters) I am told that Cairo is increasingly tense in anticipation of Friday’s planned protest…

Egypt: Five Things To Know Going Into The "Day of Persistence"

August 22, 2011

Defense and Security
Premature Victory Celebrations on Libya

Libyan rebel fighters step on a picture of Muammar al-Qaddafi at a checkpoint in Tripoli's Qarqarsh district on August 22, 2011. (Bob Strong/courtesy Reuters) Libyans have taken to the streets t…

Libyan rebel fighters step on a picture of Muammar Gaddafi at a checkpoint in Tripoli’s Qarqarsh district August 22, 2011

August 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Is Qaddafi’s Exit Obama’s Vindication?

Libyans celebrate in Benghazi on August 23, 2011 after rebel fighters entered Tripoli. The poster features images of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Fren…

Libyans celebrate near the court house in Benghazi August 23, 2011 after rebel fighters entered Tripoli. The poster below displays images of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and U.S. President Barack Obama (L-R). REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS)

October 6, 2011

Intelligence
Targeted Killings and America’s ’Kill Lists’

An undated handout image, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. (Ho New / Courtesy of Reuters) In June 2010, former Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta w…

An undated handout image, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft.

October 11, 2011

United States
Syria: No Fly Zone or Not

Syrian National Council spokeswoman Basma Qadmani gives her address during a meeting in Istanbul on October 2, 2011 (Stringer Turkey/Courtesy Reuters). In mid-August, talk show host Stephen Colbert …

 Syrian National Council spokeswoman Basma Qadmani gives her address during a meeting in Istanbul on October 2, 2011 (Stringer Turkey/Courtesy Reuters).

August 23, 2011

United States
Dictator’s Survival Guide

Libya's leader Qaddafi listens to Venezuelan President Chavez during the plenary session at the Africa-South America Summit on Margarita Island (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Courtesy Reuters). Today, …

Dictator’s Survival Guide

October 20, 2011

Defense and Security
Qaddafi’s Dead, Libya’s Challenges Remain

Anti-Gaddafi fighters ride in a vehicle trailed by an image of Muammar al-Qaddafi after the fall of Sirte on October 20, 2011. (Esam Al-Fetori/courtesy Reuters) Muammar al-Qaddafi died today as he r…

Anti-Gaddafi fighters gesture as they ride in a vehicle, trailed by an image of Muammar Gaddafi, after the fall of Sirte in the town October 20, 2011. Gaddafi was killed on Thursday as Libya’s new leaders declared they had overrun the last bastion of his long rule, sparking wild celebrations that eight months of war may finally be over. Details of the death near Sirte of the fallen strongman were hazy but it was announced by several officials of the National Transitional Council (NTC) and backed up by a photograph of a bloodied face ringed by familiar, Gaddafi-style curly hair. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

October 20, 2011

United States
The Death of Qaddafi

Residents celebrate at Martyrs square in Tripoli October 20, 2011 after hearing the news that former leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in Sirte (Ismail Zetouni/Courtesy Reuters). On the second eveni…

Residents celebrate at Martyrs square in Tripoli October 20, 2011 after hearing the news that former leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in Sirte (Ismail Zetouni/Courtesy Reuters).