Did the Syrian Islamic Front Capture US Arms?

Last week, the New York Times reported that the U.S. was temporarily suspending “nonlethal” aid to the rebels after the Syrian Islamic Front coalition of jihadist groups raided warehouses where U.S.-supplied materials intended for the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were being stored. But the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat provides a different story…

Newly Released CIA Documents on 9/11

Newly Released CIA Documents on 9/11

J. M. Berger over at Intelwire.com has successfully FOIAed agency records relating to the 9/11 attacks. Scanning through, I don’t see any major revelations, but some of the documents are still interesting. Here are some of the more important excerpts I found and...
The Afghan Drug Trade and the Elephant in the Room

The Afghan Drug Trade and the Elephant in the Room

Foreign Policy magazine this month features an article entitled “Think Again: The Afghan Drug Trade“, which is a decent overview of the opium problem – as far as it goes. Unsurprisingly, however, in doing so, it proverbially ignores the elephant in the...

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