Sgt. Black Richardson and Staff Sgt. Gregg Foland, assigned to Bravo Company, TF Gladius, 82nd Airborne Div., talk to a local gas station owner about insurgent activity in the Kapisa province of Afghanistan on Nov. 4, 2009. (Photo by ISAFMedia on Flickr)
06 Nov 2015

Afghanistan Waste-A-Thon Continues With $43 Million Gas Station

The latest addition to the already $1.7 trillion “War on Terror” is a $43 million gas station in Afghanistan that should have cost around $500,000.

A pair of silhouetted figures stand near a computer monitor in a darkened office. (U.S. national security agency pamphplet against insider threats)
03 Nov 2015

House Passes DHS ‘Insider Threat’ Program Bill That Could Impact Whistleblowers

The U.S. House approved a bill, sponsored by Rep. Peter King, which would give DHS unprecedented surveillance powers to monitor potential whistleblowers.

E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C. (Photo by AgnosticPreachersKid)
26 Oct 2015

Federal Appeals Court: US Citizens Can’t Sue FBI Agents For Torture Abroad

The decision effectively grants FBI agents involved in terrorism investigations abroad immunity from lawsuits alleging torture or other rights violations.

A portrait of Younous Abdurrahman Chekkouri in an orange prisoner's jumpsuit. After being imprisoned for 13 years without charges in Guantanamo Bay prison, Yunus was sent to Morocco last week, where he remains in custody. (Reprieve)
21 Sep 2015

Released Guantanamo Prisoner Experienced Terror On Flight To Morocco

A Moroccan released from Guantanamo Bay prison was blindfolded and shackled during his flight to Morocco, where he remains in detention, according to his attorney. Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri, who was detained for 13 years, was repatriated to Morocco last week. Moroccan authorities did not immediately release him.

Protesters with the ISIS flag at a rally for Sharia law in Maldives on September 5, 2014. (Flickr / Dying Regime)
16 Sep 2015

Phyllis Bennis: ISIS Is Filling The Holes Left By The US War On Terror

What gave rise to ISIS and how is the group holding onto power? To answer these questions, journalist, activist and political commentator Phyllis Bennis connects the dots between the fall of Iraq, the U.S. “War on Terror,” and oil.

Colonel George Salloum, a Syrian military intelligence officer, is accused of carrying out the torture Maher Arar (pictured) experienced while in prison in Syria between 2002-2003. (Image courtesy the Center for Constitutional Rights)
01 Sep 2015

Canada Charges Syrian Colonel for Torture of Maher Arar

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has filed charges against a Syrian colonel who tortured Canadian citizen Maher Arar. Colonel George Salloum, a Syrian military intelligence officer, is accused of carrying out the torture Arar experienced while in prison in Syria from October 2002 to October 2003. Salloum is also accused of overseeing Arar’s