Arrested by the Regime, Arrested by the Rebels, Syrian Student Is Fed Up
Thomas Hammond photo Arrested by the Regime, Arrested by the Rebels, Syrian Student Is Fed Up Says he’s done with war-torn country by DAVID AXE Muhab, a 21-year-old former student and laborer from northern Syria, has been arrested on separate occasions by opposing armed camps in the nearly three-year-old... Read more
Leaks and Consequences
Yemeni soldiers on motorbikes. bbc world service Leaks and Consequences It’s never easy balancing transparency and security by JOSHUA FOUST When Pres. Barack Obama closed 19 embassies around the Middle East last August, a miniature firestorm erupted: what sort of threat could spark such a massive response? While there... Read more
Air Force Ready to Spread Stealth Fighters Across the Pacific
A U.S. Air Force wing flying the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter has devised a new strategy for using its high-flying, super-fast, radar-evading warplanes. By splitting its 40 F-22s into elusive, four-apiece “Rapid Raptor Packages,” the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska apparently hopes to sidestep one of... Read more
With a Terrible Blast, The Syrian Civil War Came to Lebanon
Ahmad Abous. Thomas Hammond photo With a Terrible Blast, The Syrian Civil War Came to Lebanon Bloody bombings pushed militia fighters to the brink It was Ahmad Abous’ turn to watch the children. A 53-year-old electrician and former car salesman living in Tripoli, an impoverished city in northern Lebanon,... Read more
Harsh Lessons from Westgate
Kenyan Red Cross setting up a triage center in front of the westgate mall in Nairobi. Kenyan Red Cross photo Harsh Lessons from Westgate Terror attack that left more than 60 people dead shows limits of Africa’s counter-terrorism strategy Around midday on Saturday, Sept. 21, between 10 and 20... Read more
This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #9
Free Syrian Army photo This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #9 A photo a day from the Syrian civil war by DAVID AXE Thirty months. More than 100,000 dead. Millions displaced. The Syrian civil war is by far the bloodiest war in all the world today—and... Read more
Oh Great: Greek Neo-Nazis Have a Scooter ‘Battalion’
Police block a road during a golden dawn march in june, 2012. jurvetson/flickr photo Oh Great: Greek Neo-Nazis Have a Scooter ‘Battalion’ A defector from the party revealed the tactics and organization of Greece’s far right extremists — whose leaders are now under arrest by ROBERT BECKHUSEN It’s Europe’s... Read more
Defector Pilot Teaching Syrian Rebels to Shoot Down Assad’s Air Force
Zeyad Haaj Abayed. Thomas Hammond photo Defector Pilot Teaching Syrian Rebels to Shoot Down Assad’s Air Force But missile shortage makes his job nearly impossible by DAVID AXE They appear suddenly in clear blue skies, preceded only briefly by the roar of a jet engine or the chop of... Read more
Faces of the Free Syrian Army
Thomas Hammond photo Faces of the Free Syrian Army Five resistance fighters, five tales of war, victory and defeat by MITCH SWENSON The Syrian civil war is being waged by a complex mosaic of governments, rebel factions, civil councils and religious sects. The opposition is made up of volunteer... Read more
This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #8
Juma Al Qassim photo This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #8 A photo a day from the Syrian civil war by DAVID AXE Thirty months. More than 100,000 dead. Millions displaced. The Syrian civil war is by far the bloodiest war in all the world today—and... Read more
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