How Terrorists Are Recruited Online
Trump Played Into al Qaeda’s Hands
Read This! Anti-Vaxxers And Polygraphs
The Beast’s best from this past week.
Qaeda Cleric’s Brother Loves Katy Perry
Ammar al-Awlaki’s Facebook page has it all: an alleged assassination attempt, Disney movie fandom, a meeting with a spy—and Awlaki’s older brother, the notorious al Qaeda recruiter.
Your Drone Cheat Sheet
A primer on what we know about the program—and what’s still a secret.
The Moral Case for Drone Strikes
Mark McKinnon wrestles with the ethics of our new high-tech war machine.
Killing Without a Trial
The administration lacks any legal principle behind the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, says David Dow
Anwar al-Awlaki inspired terrorist acts and was certainly dangerous, but President Obama must explain the goals of his drone war to the nation—and the ethical rules that guide him in targeting U.S. citizens and others abroad. For more coverage, Richard Miniter argues that not only was the killing legal—it was wise.