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8th August 2013 - National Review Online

Ideology Matters: Time to Call the Fort Hood Attack Terrorism

Benjamin Weinthal

Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford told prosecutors this week that Major Nidal Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar” before he opened fire on military personnel...

6th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Adds Emir of Pakistan-Based Mullah Nazir Group to List of Global Terrorists

Bill Roggio

The US State Department has added the emir of the Mullah Nazir Group, a Taliban subgroup based in South Waziristan that supports al Qaeda, to the list....

3rd August 2013 - The Weekly Standard

‘Core’ Al Qaeda Closes US Diplomatic Facilities

Thomas Joscelyn

On Friday, the State Department announced that 21 diplomatic facilities (now updated to 22), from North Africa through the Middle East and into...

3rd August 2013 - The Long War Journal

Jihadists Launch Suicide Assault at Indian Consulate in Jalalabad

Bill Roggio

Jihadists launched a suicide assault that targeted the Indian consulate in the city of Jalalabad today, killing nine people, including children, in the failed attack.

1st August 2013 - Quoted by "aelkus", Abu Muqawama - Center for a New American Security

Banquo in Bandit Country

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

One long, deadly night in an isolated outpost in a place few Americans could place on a map. A tragic turn of events and Americans dead. The headline...

31st July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Step Up Operations in the North, ISAF Buries Head in Sand

Bill Roggio

Last September, President Barack Obama claimed that the US-led military effort had "broken the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan, and begun...

30th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Release Video Honoring ‘Ghazi’ Who Attacked ISAF Soldiers, Escaped Custody

Lambar Khan, a rogue Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier responsible for killing a Slovakian International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)...

29th July 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the violence in Iraq.

18th July 2013 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

Global al Qaeda: Affiliates, Objectives, and Future Challenges

Thomas Joscelyn

Chairman Poe, Ranking Member Sherman and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the threat posed by al Qaeda.

16th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda Shura Council Member Appears in First Message Since 2008

Thomas Joscelyn

A member of al Qaeda's Shura Council who hasn't appeared in an as Sahab video since July 2008 has issued a new audio message. Abu Khalil al Madani's message...

15th July 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio

The spread of jihadist groups in Waziristan, Afghanistan, Syria and now Burma.

12th July 2013 - Quoted by Dustin Walker, Real Clear Defense

Zero Option Talk Makes McKeon Fear Iraq Repeat

Bill Roggio

On Monday, the New York Times reported that the Obama administration was “giving serious consideration to speeding up the withdrawal of United States...

12th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Establish ‘Base’ Inside Syria

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has sent "experts in warfare and information technology" to Syria to establish a base and monitor the fighting there.

11th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Afghan Taliban Lauded Suicide Bombings Days Before Opening ‘Political Office’

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban praised suicide attacks and justified the use of the tactic just days before opening their "political office" in Doha, Qatar...

5th July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Suicide Bombers Kill 18 Afghan Police in 2 Attacks in the South

Bill Roggio

The Taliban killed 18 Afghan security personnel in two separate suicide attacks in southern Afghanistan today. One of the attacks killed a border police commander.

2nd July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Launch Suicide Assault Outside Base in Kabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban claimed credit for today's early morning suicide assault that targeted a base in eastern Kabul and killed seven people. A small suicide assault team...

1st July 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Militants Bungle Coordinated Multi-Province Terrorist Attacks

The Taliban failed to conduct a multi-province terrorist assault planned for today after Afghan security forces shot and killed a suicide bomber in Kabul City...

26th June 2013 - Cited by Seema Sirohi, First Post

Why US Shouldn’t Accept Dalrymple’s Reading of Afghan ‘History’

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Sometimes it is better to write about history that is long gone and archived for easy or privileged access. But with his latest essay on Afghanistan, William Dalrymple has crossed...

25th June 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban Launch Suicide Assault on Presidential Palace, CIA HQ in Kabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban claimed credit for a complex suicide assault that targeted the Presidential palace in Kabul just hours before President Hamid Karzai was to...

23rd June 2013 - The Long War Journal

Taliban’s Shadow Governor for Nuristan Again Reported Killed in Airstrike

Bill Roggio

Afghan officials are again reporting that Sheikh Dost Mohammed, the Taliban's shadow governor for Nuristan province, has been killed in a US drone strike in Kunar province.

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