POWER WARS: INSIDE OBAMA’S POST 9/11 PRESIDENCY

Power Wars by Charlie Savage

Buy Now Barack Obama promised change from George W. Bush’s global war on terrorism. But the Obama administration used drones to kill suspected militants and vacuumed data on Americans’ phone calls. Obama criticized Bush’s unilateralism and secrecy, but launched wars without going to Congress and presided over an unprecedented crackdown on leaks. As the New… Read More »


Manual reveals blueprint for Islamic State caliphate

Islamic State

The scale of Islamic State’s ambitions has been revealed in a leaked document that sets out a blueprint for the group’s so-called caliphate. The 24-page manual sets out plans for the construction of a centralised, self-sufficient state. It is believed to have been written last year and was obtained by Aymenn al-Tamimi, an Iraqi researcher…. Read More »


POST CALIFORNIA: THE ISIS APOCALYPSE

ISIS APOCALYPSE William McCants

Buy Now WASHINGTON: The day before Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama reassured Americans that there was “no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.” Seven days later came an explosion of gunfire and the deadliest terrorist attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001. What may be most disturbing is not that Obama was… Read More »


I thought Obama said we weren’t in combat in Afghanistan.

Barack Hussein Obama

Didn’t Obama say we weren’t in combat in Afghanistan anymore? When Krissie K. Davis deployed to Afghanistan this spring with the U.S. military, she was excited about her mission and told her family she’d be safe. A 54-year-old grandmother and civilian employee with the Air Force, she worked at sprawling Bagram Air Field preparing equipment… Read More »