Analysis & Commentary

11th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Launches 2 Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Breaks 6-month Lull

Bill Roggio

The US killed 16 jihadists, including four Uzbeks, in two drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas. The strikes ended a six-month pause in Pakistan.

11th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

IMU Involved in Suicide Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan said it executed the June 9 suicide assault on a terminal at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi that killed at least 18 Pakistanis, including...

9th June 2014 - CNN

CNN Newsroom

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD expert, Thomas Joscelyn discusses the treatment Of Bowe Bergdahl.

9th June 2014 - Cited by Andrew McCarthy - National Review Online

Releasing The Taliban Five: A Choice, Not An Obligation

Thomas Joscelyn

The U.S. can legally keep captured terrorists even after Afghanistan combat ends.

9th June 2014 - NPR

The Diane Rehm Show

Clifford D. May

FDD expert, Clifford May, comments on the release of Taliban detainees in exchange for U.S. Sgt. Bergdahl.

9th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

Pakistani Taliban Launch Assault on Karachi Airport

Bill Roggio

The Movement of the Taliban claimed credit for last night's assault on Jinnah Airport in Karachi that shut down all flights, and said the attack was executed to avenge the death...

7th June 2014 - The Weekly Standard

The LA Times Whitewashes the Taliban Five

Thomas Joscelyn

There is a concerted push to sanitize the records of four of the five Taliban leaders transferred from Guantanamo to Qatar. But before delving into some of the specifics, let us...

6th June 2014 - CNN

The Situation Room

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Reuel Marc Gerecht comments on Bergdahl prisoner swap.

5th June 2014 - Syndicated

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD expert, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross weighs the danger of the recent Bergdahl trade.

4th June 2014 - The Hill

It’s Not The Deal, But The Dealing, That’s So Dangerous

Michael Ledeen

We have swapped four Taliban terrorists, plus a member of the murderous Haqqani Group...

4th June 2014 - Sun News Network

The Source

Clifford D. May

Clifford May comments on the exchange of Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bergdahl.

3rd June 2014 - Interviewed by Jordan Schachtel - Breitbart

Exclusive Interview: Obama ‘Acquiesced To The Demands Of The Taliban

Thomas Joscelyn

Breitbart News had the exclusive opportunity to speak with Thomas Joscelyn...

3rd June 2014 - KSKY

The Mark Davis Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD expert, Thomas Joscelyn, speaks on the role of Qatar, the recent release of Gitmo prisoners and his work in The Long War Journal.

3rd June 2014 - WNYM

The Joe Piscopo Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD expert, Thomas Joscelyn, speaks about the 5 Taliban prisoners released.

3rd June 2014 - CNN


Clifford D. May

FDD expert, Cliff May debates the controversy surrounding the release of Taliban prisoners in exchange for Sgt. Bergdahl.

2nd June 2014 - Fox News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

Tom Joscelyn comments on the recent Taliban prisoner exchange and the future of Al Qaeda (FOX NEWS)

2nd June 2014 - The Long War Journal

Bergdahl-Taliban Prisoner Exchange ‘Won’t Help The Peace Process In Any Way’ - Taliban Spokesman

Bill Roggio

"We don't believe in the peace process," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated...

2nd June 2014 - The Weekly Standard

The Trouble With Qatar

Thomas Joscelyn

Mullah Omar, the head of the Taliban, doesn’t make statements often. Omar is so reclusive that some have even speculated that he is either dead, or otherwise incapacitated in Pakistan.

1st June 2014 - The National Review

Obama Replenishes The Taliban… Or ‘How Wars End In The 21st Century’

Thomas Joscelyn

President Obama finally completed the prisoner swap he has been pleading with the Taliban for years to accept.

1st June 2014 - The Long War Journal

Taliban says ‘Five Senior Leaders’ Have Been ‘Liberated’ from Guantanamo

Thomas Joscelyn

Hours after the US government announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been released in exchange for the top five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo, the Taliban...


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