My NRO Column After 9/11
War on Terror
A new movie, The Report, documents the Senate struggle to inform the public about our wartime waterboarding and "enhanced interrogations."
It's necessary to confront the threat of white nationalism on the political right, but it must be done without handing new powers to law enforcement and government.
Acts of Politically Motivated Violence Are Already Illegal. Making 'Domestic Terrorism' a Federal Crime Won't Help
A domestic terrorism law is bound to threaten liberty more than it hampers terrorists.
It's refreshing to see many conservatives abandon their kneejerk support for militarism, and nice to watch Joe Biden be held accountable for his support for the Iraq blunder.
"The outsized power that the political parties hold can often be used in the wrong way to squelch our democracy and dissenting voices even within our own parties," says Gabbard.
It's not likely to get anywhere in the Senate, but consider it progress.
A never-ending war may mean a life sentence for being classified as an enemy combatant.
He Helped Reveal How U.S. Drone Strikes Were Killing Innocents. The Feds Just Charged Him With Espionage.
Another intelligence analyst who leaked important information to the public is treated like a traitor.
Should Israel negotiate with Hamas and Fatah, or are they unwavering enemies in a protracted struggle?
Plus: Stormy Daniels hints at more legal action and California ends the death penalty.
There's no room for errors and online platforms face huge fines, likely encouraging overly broad takedowns.
The AFGHAN Service Act would bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan and repeal the legal justification for much of the war on terror.
Also suspicious: Recording police behavior.
The war continues and it's costing lives.
A soldier died in Afghanistan over the Thanksgiving holiday. Why are we still there?
The Nobel laureate had a brilliant, sadly ignored insight that would have short-circuited the worst cultural and political reactions of the past 17 years.
The proposed new Corker-Kaine AUMF would give even more power to the president to wage war against whoever he wants with Congress essentially powerless to curb him.
A hearing chaired by Sen. Rand Paul exposes wasteful and counterproductive spending of U.S. money.
Gina Haspel's Confirmation Hearing Is a Reckoning for America's Use of Torture During the War on Terror
"It says that it's OK to engage in war crimes and crimes against humanity, and if you do it, you'll get promoted."
Obama's shamefully weak stab at transparency has been abandoned.
Senators Respond to Trump's Unauthorized Military Strike on Syria by Trying to Give Him Even More War Powers
This new proposed bipartisan authorization seems more like a blank check for war.
The USS Cole defense team came to believe their meetings with their client were being bugged.
In Civilian Court, Terrorist Sentenced After 17 Months; At Guantanamo Tribunal, Still No Trials After 17 Years
And yet we supposedly need Gitmo because civilian courts aren't up to the task.
Let's Go Ahead and Have a Military Parade in Washington, but Declare Victory in the War on Terror First
Trump wants to outdo the Bastille Day festivities in Paris.
The war will continue until further notice.
The prison camp on the island of Cuba will remain open indefinitely.
The Pentagon must give the ACLU an opportunity to contest any proposed transfer before it happens.
A prominent constitutional law scholar highlights the perils of wars waged without congressional authorization - a practice engaged in by Obama and now perpetuated by Trump.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that Americans get due process when accused of terrorism, and yet...
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Many of the underlying sentiments that made the statist post-9/11 bipartisan consensus possible are still in Washington, ready to be exploited.
Nevertheless, officials want to see the law expanded.
What kind of cheerleader for war doesn't know how many troops are where?
So many questions and none of them being asked on behalf of the public by Congress.
It'll eviscerate not just the Second Amendment, but much of the Constitution
U.S. fatalities bring America's misadventures overseas into the public eye, but only briefly.
Gun control advocates don't seem to realize they are making the case against their push.
Including homeland security, domestic surveillance, TSA harassment, veterans benefits, and interest on associated federal debt: $61,000 per taxpayer
Now that it's in Trump's hands, even the illusion of responsibility is fading.