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Psychologist In CIA Torture Report: ‘I Can’t Even Defend Myself’

When the CIA set out to design a program to elicit intelligence from captured terrorists, it turned to two former Air Force psychologists with no practical interrogation experience and no specialized knowledge of al Qaeda, according to a Senate investigation released this week.

12/11/2014

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CBS News: Iran Using US-Made Jets To Bomb ISIS Positions In Iraq

Iran is using American-made F-4 Phantom jets purchased during the time of the Shah to bomb positions held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Iraq, CBS News correspondent David Martin reports.

12/02/2014

CIA’s Secret ‘Devil Eyes’ Bin Laden Doll Up For Auction

An Osama bin Laden prototype doll is being sold by auction, years after the CIA intended to distribute such dolls across Afghanistan in order to scare children into rejecting al-Qaeda as part of project “Devil Eyes.”

11/11/2014

File photo of Osama bin Laden. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Navy SEAL Who Shot And Killed Bin Laden Speaks To Crowd Hours After Revealing Identity

The former Navy SEAL who told The Washington Post he shot and killed Osama bin Laden spoke hours after revealing his identity.

11/07/2014

As Washington warns of a drawn-out fight against the Islamic State group and the Obama administration looks to send more American troops to help Iraq in the war against the extremists, Baghdad has offered its top war room as a model for a future joint U.S.-Iraqi command headquarters.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

UN: Growing Number Of Foreigners In Terror Groups, Social Media Aiding

A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.

10/31/2014

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., delivers remarks following a roundtable discussion with Vice President Joe Biden and law enforcement and elected officials to discuss gun safety on Feb. 11, 2013 at Girard College in Philadelphia. (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: Would Be ‘Very Healthy’ For US If Congress Debates ISIS Terror Threat

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday it would be “very healthy” for America if members of Congress spend about two weeks getting briefings, holding hearings, and having a real debate about authorizing the use of force against the Islamic State terrorist group.

10/07/2014

Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.” (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputy Nat’l Security Adviser: US Ground Troops ‘Exactly What Al Qaeda Wants’

Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.”

09/29/2014

CBS News: New Syrian Al Qaeda Cell Developing Bomb Plots Against US Flights

A cell of “veteran al Qaeda fighters” may not be dominating headlines like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but the group of explosive-making experts from Osama bin Laden’s old network are a direct threat to U.S. aviation.

09/18/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at a press conference after a bi-state meeting on security preparedness for the New York-New Jersey area on Sept. 15, 2014 in New York. (credit: Andrew Burt/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: Terrorist Threat ‘Is More Complex’

New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday.

09/16/2014

Residents of Syria's Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, collect aid food on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: RAMI AL-SAYED/AFP/Getty Images)

Family: Ransom Was Not Paid To Free US Journalist Held Captive By Al Qaeda-Linked Group In Syria

As the U.S. mourned an American journalist executed by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria.

08/25/2014

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