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$400 Million: The Partial Price of Peace?

$400 Million: The Partial Price of Peace?

By Thomas L. Knapp When the US government sends $400 million in cash, stacked on pallets, to Iran on the same day the Iranian government releases four imprisoned Americans, it looks an awful lot like ransom. On the other hand, when the US government decides to keep $400 million sent to it by the Iranian […]

9/11: 28 Pages Later

9/11: 28 Pages Later

By Thomas L. Knapp In December of 2002, Congress released its report on the “Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.” Part of that report, anyway: 28 pages remained classified until July 15, 2016, when they were finally presented to the public with significant redactions. Why […]

The Problem Isn’t Tools, It’s Terror

The Problem Isn’t Tools, It’s Terror

By Thomas L. Knapp On June 12, Omar Mateen killed 49 patrons at Orlando, Florida’s  Pulse nightclub. His weapon: A Sig Sauer MCX carbine. On July 3, Abu Maha al-Iraqi killed more than 300 shoppers and diners in  Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood. His weapon: A van packed with explosives. On July 14, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed […]