Tag Archives: Terrorism

Not So Happy Memorial Day From A National Security Contrarian

Back a thousand or so years ago, you may be surprised to know that my undergraduate degree was a weird amalgam of Russian history, US-Soviet relations, and the 1980s version of security studies - unlike the 21st century version, we didn’t do terrorism or torture, and believe it or not, we were encouraged to question military spending priorities. I was… Read more »

It Begins

Jonathan Shurberg   November 15, 2015   No Comments on It Begins

France has undertaken what is being described as “massive” air attacks against the Islamic State in Syria, less than 48 hours after the horrific events in Paris on Friday night. PARIS — French warplanes struck Islamic State militants in Syria on Sunday, a French government official said, two days after attackers linked to the terrorist group carried out a coordinated assault… Read more »

Paris: Awful, And Going To Get Worse

The death toll is now over 150, and likely to rise substantially. It’s mind-numbing to read and to watch and to hear. One of the world’s great cities is under attack, and we don’t even know whether it’s over yet. In the meantime, the only thing worse than the coverage is contemplating what tomorrow will bring. Charles Pierce was on a plane… Read more »

Bombing In Turkey

Hard as it is to believe, things are getting even more violent and destabilizing in the Middle East. Today comes news of a terrorist attack in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Two devastating explosions struck Saturday morning in the heart of Ankara, the Turkish capital, killing more than 80 people who had gathered for a peace rally and heightening tensions just… Read more »