The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?
David Bax helped save 35 aid workers in a Mogadishu firefight. So why did they turn against him?
Prison breaks, the embassy shut down, and an al Qaeda comeback all reveal one thing: we're still handling the terror threat wrong.
The United States used the Pakistan playbook on Yemen's terrorists. It didn't work.
Why paranoia is the key to Libyan politics.
The E.U. finally decided to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Why won't the U.N.?
Islamists in East Africa were supposed to be on the run. But the raids and spy flights keep increasing.
Why isn't Obama outraged about a drone war based on profiling?
Pakistan’s leaked bin Laden report proves that the country’s vaunted spy agency is either shockingly inept or duplicitous. Or both.
How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.
How do you find a terrorist hidden in millions of gigabytes of metadata?
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.
What do a handful of South African mercenaries do for an encore in Somalia, once all the pirates are gone?
Limiting drone strikes and closing Gitmo won't stop homegrown radicals.
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.