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Ben Shapiro

Opinion: Forgetting 9/11 – Ben Shapiro

On the 21st anniversary of Sept. 11, President Joe Biden repeated the same tired nostrums we have heard for the past several years on the anniversary of the worst terror attack in American history: “We will never forget, we will never give up. Our commitment to preventing another attack on the United States is without

Afghanistan

A year after the fall of Kabul, Taliban’s false commitments on terrorism have been fully exposed – The Conversation

The Taliban’s success in taking control in Afghanistan has encouraged other militant groups. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images)  Andrew Mines, George Washington University and Amira Jadoon, Clemson University When the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan on Aug. 15, 2021, there were faint hopes that this time would be different. The Taliban promised to respect

Legal Beat

High court sides with government in Gitmo state secrets case

The Supreme Court sided with the government Thursday and dismissed a case involving a Guantanamo Bay detainee captured after the Sept. 11 attacks and tortured by the CIA abroad who has sought information about his treatment. The United States insisted that the information Abu Zubaydah sought must remain secret even though much has been widely

Afghanistan

Taliban takeover prompts fears of a resurgent al-Qaida

The lightning-fast changes in Afghanistan are forcing the Biden administration to confront the prospect of a resurgent al-Qaida, the group that attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001, at the same time the U.S. is trying to stanch violent extremism at home and cyberattacks from Russia and China. With the rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces and

Afghanistan

Taliban promise women’s rights, security under Islamic rule

The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and a fearful population. Following a lightning offensive across Afghanistan that saw many cities fall to the insurgents without a fight,

Wars

Longest war: Were America’s decades in Afghanistan worth it?

Here’s what 19-year-old Lance Cpl. William Bee felt flying into southern Afghanistan on Christmas Day 2001: purely lucky. The U.S. was hitting back at the al-Qaida plotters who had brought down the World Trade Center, and Bee found himself among the first Marines on the ground. “Excitement,” Bee says these days, of the teenage Bee’s

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