9/11

Video: Obama Speaks at 9/11 Pentagon Memorial (Full Speech)

Video: Obama Speaks at 9/11 Pentagon Memorial (Full Speech)
Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and spun America into a renewed decade of war, President Obama reflects on the time that has passed and the future generation growing up in the shadow of the day that changed America forever.
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FBI Releases Slideshow Presentation Used to Remind Gitmo Soldiers of 9/11's Evil

FBI Releases Slideshow Presentation Used to Remind Gitmo Soldiers of 9/11's Evil
Young soldiers at Guantanamo Bay would have been in grade school when the 9/11 attacks occurred. But the government is making sure the terrorist attacks are fresh in their minds. The FBI now holds briefings for military personnel stationed at Guantanamo about the attacks and their connection to the island prison.
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Despite Being 'Out of the Detention Business,' at Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing

Despite Being 'Out of the Detention Business,' at Least 20 CIA Prisoners Still Missing
In 2009, ProPublica’s Dafna Linzer listed more than 30 people who had been held in CIA prisons and were still missing. Some of those prisoners have since resurfaced, but at least 20 are still unaccounted for.
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Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on Terror

Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on Terror
President Obama, like President George W. Bush before him, has claimed that the 2001 authorization is the domestic legal basis of the authority to kill and detain not only members of al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan but also their “associated forces.”
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Zero Dark Thirty: A War We Didn’t Lose, but Also Didn’t Win

Zero Dark Thirty: A War We Didn’t Lose, but Also Didn’t Win
I was all set not to like Zero Dark Thirty. I judged director Kathryn Bigelow an enemy of truth and justice for depicting torture as a necessary evil to find Osama bin Laden. When I walked into the screening, I was ready to hate Zero Dark Thirty as revisionist conservative propaganda.
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Cutting Through the Controversy About Indefinite Detention and the NDAA

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a yearly military spending bill. Last year, the bill affirmed the U.S.’s authority to hold suspected terrorists indefinitely and without charges. The provision had generated plenty of controversy, particularly about whether U.S. citizens could be detained indefinitely.
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