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Global War on Terrorism

Is Libya the Next Stronghold of the Islamic State?

2nd March 2015 – Foreign Policy

Is Libya the Next Stronghold of the Islamic State?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The chaotic civil war is giving the caliphate a foothold in North Africa, and its enemies can’t figure out whether to kill the jihadists or use them for their own purposes. more...

Analysis & Commentary

24th June 2015 – Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

Obama Just Announced a Telling Shift in How the US Handles Hostage Cases

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Today, President Barack Obama announced changes to the US's handling of hostage cases involving American citizens held by terrorist groups. more...

15th June 2015 – Quoted by Jamie Dettmer - Voice of America

Islamic State Suffering Setbacks in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

A few days ago fighters with Islamic State’s affiliate in Libya were gloating about recent battlefield successes and appeared poised to launch an offensive on oil fields near Sirte, the coastal city they overran last month. But in recent days they suffered two serious reversals. more...

2nd June 2015 – FOX News

America’s Newsroom

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on the Patriot Act legislation. more...

1st June 2015 – Voice of America

White House Slams Senate for Letting Surveillance Programs Lapse

James Woolsey

FDD Chairman James Woolsey comments on the implications of failing to extend the Patriot Act. more...

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