counterterrorism on Townhall

Leah Barkoukis - Thu Jan 16

By expanding the definition of racial profiling, the Justice Department is taking political correctness to a whole new—and dangerous—level. ... more

Nicole Bailey - Thu Nov 21

The US and Afghanistan are nearing confirmation of a security deal that is a priority on both sides. As the bilateral negotiations finally produced mutually agreeable language, President Obama reassured President Karzai that American forces would "respect the sanctity and dignity of Afghans" but did not apologize for the US military presence (as many reported had been requested). ... more

Leah Barkoukis - Wed Nov 6

Remember when a Swedish reporter asked the president in September to describe the “dilemma to being a Nobel Peace Prize winner and getting ready to attack Syria”? If the following is true, it doesn’t really seem like there’s much of a moral dilemma he’s struggling with at all. ... more

Nicole Bailey - Sat Oct 26

The alleged intentional leak of classified information to Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers has come back to haunt the government during the war crimes trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee. The defense of Ammar al Baluchi, the detainee whose torture experiences supposedly served as the model for the popular film, is now requesting classified information about the treatment of his client that was provided to filmmakers but is still currently withheld by the prosecution. ... more

Nicole Bailey - Tue Oct 22

A new report by Amnesty International details the expansive civilian deaths caused by 9 of the 45 CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. One of the alleged victims was a 68-year-old grandmother blown to pieces while farming with her grandchildren. ... more

Elisabeth Meinecke - Tue Aug 27

Americans have paid a high price to increase their sense of security in the post 9/11 era. ... more

Rachel Marsden - Tue Apr 30

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, it's only natural to ask why some terrorists are only caught after they've inflicted carnage on innocent civilians. What went wrong? ... more

Morgan Brittany - Thu Apr 25

We paid for a family of non-citizens to live in our country for years, go to our schools and have all the advantages of a wonderful free society so that they could become radicalized and kill us? ... more

John Ransom - Tue Apr 23

Don’t expect the government to keep you safe kiddies. I have no doubt that the people who work for the FBI and the Boston police very much want to keep us safe. I doubt very much that the political masters in charge have even half a mind to do it, however, if Newtown, CT or Aurora, CO are guides. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Mar 20

Back in 2007, when he was running for president, Barack Obama criticized George W. Bush's expansive vision of executive power, saying, "I reject the view that the president may do whatever he deems necessary to protect national security. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Thu Mar 7

The White House says the U.S. is capable of defending itself after North Korea threatened a nuclear strike. It said the President does not have authority to use a drone to kill an American on U.S. soil if the citizen is not engaged in combat. ... more

Bob Barr - Tue Feb 5

If one were to read the Federal Trade Commission’s recent staff report discussing ways to protect consumer privacy in mobile apps, one might conclude the federal government genuinely was concerned about consumer privacy. ... more