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BY ANDREW KATZ It was the kind of incident that Lebanon has feared most. A bomb targeting Hizballah, itself implicated in terrorist bombings, exploded near the...

About That Counter-Insurgency Contract

On Wednesday, Mark Thompson posted about the renewed award of the Counterinsurgency (COIN) Advisory and Assistance Teams (CAAT) contract to Jorge Scientific Co...

Syria Diplomacy a Priority, Despite EU Arms Vote

(BEIRUT) — Russia on Tuesday harshly criticized Europe's decision to allow the arming of Syrian rebels, saying it undercuts international efforts to negotiate an...

Alarm Grows as Iraqi Forces Fail to Stem Violence

(BAGHDAD) — Officials in Iraq are growing increasingly concerned over an unabated spike in violence that claimed at least another 33 lives on Thursday and is...

Is This LEGO Star Wars Toy Racist?

Racisms is sadly alive and well in the world, but in a LEGO Star Wars toy set? Have a look at the picture above: That's LEGO's rendition of "Jabba's Palace," as...

Briefing

'You always hope it will not happen to us. Not again.' 1. KARIN SABAHA GEMAYEL, secretary at a law firm one block from the site of the most serious bombing in...

Reading While Eating for Oct. 19: On the Move

Tom Hanks Dropped the F-Bomb on Good Morning America. He even warned them he was going to do it. (Gawker) Bailout Bonus: Did Mitt Romney make $15 million off...

Homeland Watch: They Pull Them Back In

In the second season premiere, Homeland shows us two individuals, Carrie and Brody, pressed back into service of a larger group, whether they like it or not.