Bombs Articles

Report: Suicide Bombings Surged 94% Last Year

11:58 AM, Jan 05, 2015

Suicide bombings around the world surged 94 percent last year, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. The paper credits the Islamic State for the rise in the terror tactic.

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More Strikes in Syria Expected?

4:35 PM, Sep 23, 2014

“Last night’s strikes were only the beginning,” Defense Department spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told the Pentagon press corps.  More strikes can be “expected.”

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Obama’s ‘Strategy’ Has No Chance of Success

8:21 PM, Sep 10, 2014

President Obama just announced that he is bringing a counter-terrorism strategy to an insurgency fight. He was at pains to repeat the phrase “counter-terror” four times in a short speech. Noting that ISIL is not a state (partly because the international community thankfully does not recognize it), he declared, “ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.”  Neither of those sentences, unfortunately, is true.

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Text of Obama's Speech on Destroying ISIS

8:02 PM, Sep 10, 2014

President Obama's remarks on destroying ISIS, as prepared for delivery:

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Don't Forget About Al Qaeda

10:41 AM, Sep 10, 2014

President Obama is set to discuss his plan for confronting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a primetime speech this evening. According to press reports, the president is ready to authorize the use of military strikes against the group in Syria. Thus far, American military action has been limited to neighboring Iraq. This is a step in the right direction by Obama. As the administration recognizes, the U.S. and its allies cannot take the fight to ISIL without targeting its substantive strongholds in Syria.

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A Long War Against ISIS — With No Ground Troops?

6:25 AM, Sep 08, 2014

Eric Schmitt, Michael R. Gordon, and Helene Cooper of the New York Times report that:

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Gov't Awards $467,755 Contract to Research 'Methods for Explosive Detection at Standoff'

Contract awarded to Northeastern University in Boston.
12:41 PM, Apr 18, 2013

In what may be just an eerie coincidence, the Defense Department posted a contract award notice today to Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts for research into "Methods for Explosive Detection at Standoff." Of particular concern are Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that have become a favorite among terrorists and gained widespread attention during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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'Grieving But Resilient City Stands Against Terror'

9:32 PM, Apr 16, 2013

Tomorrow's page 1 of the Boston Herald:


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