Special operations forces' three most recent attempts to rescue American hostages failed. Some believe Islamic extremists have gone to school on U.S. tactics — and the classroom is the American media.
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By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times
Most Americans think the CIA's post-9/11 treatment of terror suspects was justified in a new poll that comes in the wake of a Senate report that detailed some of the techniques and said the agency misled Congress and the White House about its interrogation program. Published December 16, 2014
Congress is expected to exit this week without passing legislation to combat cyberattacks like the one against Sony Pictures Entertainment, now grappling with a terrorist threat in addition to thousands of hacked emails and documents.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Tuesday the near-daily protests against police use of force held in the District over the last several weeks have required 200 to 400 extra officers per day.
A Pennsylvania police union is slamming University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann after officers witnessed her participate in a "die-in" protest led by students.
The White House said Monday that former Vice President Dick Cheney is "wrong" in his view that the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects saved lives.
Some Democrats who have criticized the actions described in the Senate report on torture were aware of each of the techniques – including water boarding and sleep deprivation – as far back as 2002, a former top CIA official said Sunday.
A former director of the CIA said Sunday that he hopes agency interrogators are effected by the disturbing tactics used to elicit information from alleged terrorists.
Prominent Islamic extremist groups are so far not reacting to the Senate Democrats' explosive report on CIA interrogation of al Qaeda operatives, leaving responses to a smattering of their jihadi supporters on social media.
The outgoing head of the House Intelligence Committee said Friday that the U.S. under President Obama is not doing enough to combat terrorism around the world and that the threat posed by extremist Islamic militants today is as great as it has been at any time since before 9/11.
Pro-police protesters plan to gather in front of New York City Hall next week in support of the NYPD, as demonstrators continue to rally against alleged police brutality by the department.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, a strong proponent of the enhanced interrogation program run by the CIA post-9/11, called the report released this week by Senate Democrats on the program a "terrible piece of work" and "deeply flawed."
Daniel Pantaleo, the New York police officer who was captured on video wrapping his arms around Eric Garner's neck to subdue him in a street arrest, told internal investigators that he didn't actually use a chokehold — he used a "takedown" maneuver.
Milwaukee's tough-talking black sheriff, David Clarke, argued this week that white Americans have "made great strides" in healing race relations, and that sooner or later they're going to grow tired of having their noses "rubbed in the past sins of slavery."
An Atlanta man who orchestrated a 2013 jewelry robbery will serve five years and ten months in prison for his role in the crime, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
Obama administration officials said Monday the "necessary precautions" have been taken at U.S. facilities around the world in preparation for the looming release of a Senate report on the alleged use of torture by the CIA.
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