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.
The U.S. House approved a bill, sponsored by Rep. Peter King, which would give DHS unprecedented surveillance powers to monitor potential whistleblowers.
The decision effectively grants FBI agents involved in terrorism investigations abroad immunity from lawsuits alleging torture or other rights violations.
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.
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.
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