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The rise of al Shabaab in Somalia: TERROR Episode 2

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Somalia, home to one of the world’s most brutal terrorist groups, to document the rise of al Shabaab and its relentless reign of terror across the country. TERROR

15 years after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban are still strong

This segment originally aired Oct. 14, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. This month marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. The war has claimed the lives of over 31,000 Afghan

Guantanamo parole board says Abu Zubaydah will be a “forever prisoner”

Abu Zubaydah, who was the CIA’s first war on terror captive and the guinea pig for the agency’s torture program, is too dangerous to release from Guantanamo, a parole board there has concluded. As a

Boko Haram in Nigeria: TERROR Episode 4

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Nigeria to investigate Boko Haram’s rise and the struggle to contain it. TERROR is available on VICE News in the United States and VICELAND in Canada, and it’s

Tehrik-i-Taliban in Pakistan: TERROR Episode 5

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Pakistan in the latest installment of TERROR. Pakistan’s military is blurring moral lines as it adopts increasingly brutal tactics to crackdown on the country’s
All The Shit That Can Go Wrong With CIA Black Sites

All The Shit That Can Go Wrong With CIA Black Sites

Black sites, renditions, and all those other War on Terror-isms that had supposedly been consigned to an earlier and darker period of America’s counter-terrorism efforts seem to be making a comeback.
Veterans Outraged At How Trump Exploited A SEAL Widow's Grief For Himself

Veterans Outraged At How Trump Exploited A SEAL Widow's Grief For Himself

It is not an unfamiliar sight to see surviving family members of slain soldiers solemnly applauded during a State of the Union address or a joint session of Congress. But last night’s address to
Newsflash: Your Furniture Is Out To Kill You!

Newsflash: Your Furniture Is Out To Kill You!

From the perspective of New Yorkers who witnessed the World Trade Center attacks and then pitched in to rebuild the city, if not the country, in its wake, the War on Terror made a lot of sense. If
The Horrifying True Story of a CIA Waterboarding Victim

The Horrifying True Story of a CIA Waterboarding Victim

Despite being tortured and in CIA custody for over a decade, Abu Zubaydah has still not been charged with a crime.

The American Soldiers Who Grieved for Saddam Hussein

You can still watch him die on YouTube. Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti—who rose from provincial obscurity to dominate his country and wage war across the Middle East, becoming the scourge of

Did our Ambassador to Turkey slam the U.S. fight against terror?

Dubious but not definitive The post Did our Ambassador to Turkey slam the U.S. fight against terror? appeared first on Hot Air.
The Complicated Death Of The Marine Behind The U.S. Navy's Newest Destroyer

The Complicated Death Of The Marine Behind The U.S. Navy's Newest Destroyer

This weekend the U.S. Navy commissioned its latest Arleigh Burke-guided missile destroyer in San Diego, California. The USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), a 9,200-ton warship, will be one of the most

Inside an illegal reeducation camp for families with possible ties to ISIS

BARTELLA, Iraq — The mood was celebratory when Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on July 9 to declare the city liberated from ISIS. Abadi’s presence had marked a momentous victory in a

The Senate just rubber-stamped the 15-year war on terror, again

As American troops engage in combat with Islamic terrorist groups across several continents, the United States government is still relying on military force authorizations from 2001 and 2002 as legal
Cold War World

Cold War World

Illustration by Guy Billout“Considering how likely we all are to be blown to pieces by it within the next five years,” George Orwell wrote in late 1945, “the atomic bomb has not roused so much
The Next Phase in the War on Terror Is Here

The Next Phase in the War on Terror Is Here

But talk of Guantánamo, “extreme vetting,” and ending the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is just a distraction from the real threat.

Law and Order in Afghanistan—or Lack Thereof

In the land of America's longest war, police focus on combatting the Taliban over instituting the rule of law.
Saudi Arabia Is Freeing a New Batch of Former Gitmo Detainees

Saudi Arabia Is Freeing a New Batch of Former Gitmo Detainees

And the Trump administration isn't happy.
Moral Repugnance: A Response to ‘Can’t Kill Enough to Win? Think Again’

Moral Repugnance: A Response to ‘Can’t Kill Enough to Win? Think Again’

There are multiple ways to describe retired Lt. Cols. David Bolgiano and John Taylor’s article in the December issue of Proceedings.

The Disarming Paintings Made by Guantánamo Detainees

Alexandra Schwartz on “Ode to the Sea,” the exhibit now on display at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which includes work by eight Guantánamo detainees.