Day: December 11, 2014

The Other Islamic State

Source: NY Times: While much of the world has been focused on the rise of the Islamic State, another proto-Islamic state has been waging a campaign of terror while dreaming of a caliphate in Nigeria. Since the public execution of Boko Haram’s founder in 2009 by Nigerian security forces, a hard-line […]

Torture and the U.S. Intelligence Failure

Source: Stratfor By George Friedman The Obama administration published a series of memoranda on torture issued under the Bush administration. The memoranda, most of which dated from the period after 9/11, authorized measures including depriving prisoners of solid food, having them stand shackled and in uncomfortable positions, leaving them in […]