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May 29, 2013 10:30 AM Terrorist Expensing

Half my Twitter feed is convulsed by the discovery that terrorist organizations have office politics and management issues. If they’d been paying proper attention to the Monkey Cage, they’d have figured this out a little more than five years ago....

By Henry Farrell

May 16, 2013 10:45 AM American Citizens as Enemy Combatants

During the April 2004 oral arguments in the Hamdi v Rumsfeld case about whether an American citizen could be detained indefinitely as an enemy combatant, Supreme Court Justice David Souter sought to probe the breadth of the Authorization for the...

By Andrew Rudalevige

May 13, 2013 10:51 AM Was the Benghazi Attack “Terrorism”?

No.One of the silliest criticisms of the US government in the wake of the assault on the Benghazi diplomatic mission was that it was reluctant to describe it as “terrorism”. Initially it did not, because it didn’t know; a little...

By James Wimberley

April 29, 2013 9:45 AM Grover Norquist Takes on Terrorism

Frank Gaffney says it. David Horowitz agrees. Michelle Malkin chimes in.Right. So you already know it’s a lie.But what if there’s some truth hidden there?No, of course Grover Norquist wasn’t trying to convert the country to Islam or infiltrate terrorists...

By Mark Kleiman

February 06, 2013 10:34 AM Western Jihadists and their Motivations

One would think that the main value of Western jihadists to terrorist organizations would be their passports and thus their ability to take the struggle directly to Western countries. Thomas Heghammer looks at the data in a new article in the American...

By Erik Voeten