Islamists in East Africa were supposed to be on the run. But the raids and spy flights keep increasing.
Pakistan’s leaked bin Laden report proves that the country’s vaunted spy agency is either shockingly inept or duplicitous. Or both.
A guide to the most critical readings on Afghanistan, Pakistan, al-Qaeda, and U.S. counterterrorism.
If the NSA's massive spying operation sounds a lot like a Bush-era program ... that's because it is.
President Obama's magical thinking about how to defeat al Qaeda.
How Robert Mueller transformed -- for better and for worse -- the FBI into a counterterrorism agency.
As Sunni jihadists battle it out with Shiite militias in Lebanon and Syria, the region lurches closer to all-out war.
Obama can't live without drones, Pakistan can't live with 'em. So the president bowed to the Islamic street.
Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.
When there's a foreign finger on the trigger, is Washington still accountable when innocents die?
We're all to blame for giving al Qaeda's magazine more credit than it's due.
For the Syrian regime's faithful mouthpieces, victory is always around the corner.
The improbable tale of a West Virginia heiress the Pentagon hired to take on Somalia's jihadists.
Was Abdul Jalil al-Fransi an al Qaeda fighter -- or a French spy?
Al Qaeda makes it official: The terror group is trying to extend its medieval rule from Baghdad to Damascus.
The persistent dangers of low-tech warfare.
Why John Brennan should give a passport and $10K to every Gitmo prisoner.
Amid the drug palaces of northern Mali, it's easy to see why this war will be hard to win.