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Top Secret America

August 31, 2013

Fear of Terrorism Versus the Loss of Freedom Exploding expenditures. Indefinite expansion of the Department of Defense. An unprecedented fear of an enemy that could strike anywhere, anytime without warning. These are no longer the results of two embattled superpowers waging a Cold War. This is the rise of the new American security state. This […]

UN Reports on Iraq’s Deadliest Month in Years

August 6, 2013

Iraqis witnessed the bloodiest month in years this past July, according to the latest United Nations report. A total of 1,057 people were killed and another 2,326 wounded during the escalating sectarian violence not seen since the peak of the insurgency in 2008. After June experienced a relative decrease in violence, the latest statistics demonstrate […]

Sinai Peninsula Plagued by Militant Attacks

July 30, 2013

Egyptian security forces killed 10 terrorists and arrested 20 others in Sinai last week as the peninsula experiences an increase in jihadist activity following the military ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. While there are no definitive statistics on recent attacks, local media outlets reported up to ten separate militant attacks in one night alone. Despite […]

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