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Rowan Scarborough

Articles by Rowan Scarborough

Although Syrian refugees are calling for the ouster of President Bashar Assad, a growing number of jihadist organizations are fighting to take his place. (Associated Press)

U.S. bombing in Syria would benefit jihadists

Islamist rebels in Syria, the lead force in the armed opposition, would benefit from a U.S. bombing campaign against the Syrian regime and advance their goal of seizing power in Damascus, analysts said Wednesday. Published August 28, 2013

U.S. readies for possible air strikes on Syria

The United States is ready to strike Syria's air force and suspected munition sites to blunt the regime's ability to fight off the various rebel groups fighting to bring down President Bashar al Assad. Published August 26, 2013

Pvt. Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning's files are filled with fits and odd behavior

Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, convicted last month of leaking thousands of classified files in 2009 and 2010, had long erupted in angry outbursts and collapsed in fits that his supervisors hoped would be controlled by therapy sessions, court-martial documents show. Published August 20, 2013

** FILE ** Air Force Gen. Michael V. Hayden

An eavesdropping phoenix, NSA arose from ashes of 9/11

The start of the National Security Agency's rise in power can be traced to the first years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when new laws, secret presidential orders and lots of cash emboldened it to sweep up billions of communications. Published July 23, 2013

** FILE ** The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was gutted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack by Islamic extremists. (Associated Press)

Emails reveal how accuracy was scrubbed out of Benghazi 'talking points'

As the hour grew late on the night of Sept. 14, the White House wanted to make one thing clear to the State Department and the CIA as the three collaborated on what would come to be known as the Benghazi "talking points," designed to be used by Congress and administration officials to explain what had happened three days earlier at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Published July 16, 2013

** FILE ** This Sunday, June 9, 2013, file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, in Hong Kong. Snowden has left Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and entered Russia his lawyer said on Thursday Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File)

The (spy) game's afoot in hunt for NSA leaker Snowden

One twist in the fugitive hunt for asylum-seeking Edward Snowden is that the man who has revealed the most secrets about the National Security Agency in history now is undoubtedly one of its chief targets. Published July 13, 2013