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By Meredith Cohn | April 30, 2012
It's well known that world-renowned doctors from Johns Hopkins Hospital regularly treat royalty, other dignitaries and U.S. service members. According to the CBS news show 60 Minutes , they also have been called upon to patch up those who don't appear on America's side. As part of a report Sunday about the harsh interrogation techniques used by the government after the9/11attacks, the news program said a Hopkins doctor was brought in to operate on a suspected terrorist.
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HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | April 30, 2012
It's well known that world-renowned doctors from Johns Hopkins Hospital regularly treat royalty, other dignitaries and U.S. service members. According to the CBS news show 60 Minutes , they also have been called upon to patch up those who don't appear on America's side. As part of a report Sunday about the harsh interrogation techniques used by the government after the9/11attacks, the news program said a Hopkins doctor was brought in to operate on a suspected terrorist.
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NEWS
By Baltimore Sun reporter | May 2, 2011
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 1, 2011 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON OSAMA BIN LADEN East Room 11:35 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan largely accomplished. “It is time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan,” the group, which included 21 Democrats, two Republicans and an independent, wrote in a letter to Obama. “The United States intervened in Afghanistan to destroy al Qaeda's safe haven, remove the Taliban government that sheltered al Qaeda, and pursue those who planned the September 11th attacks on the United States.
NEWS
September 8, 2011
WASHINGTON — White House, intelligence and other officials briefed members of Congress Thursday about a "specific, credible but unconfirmed threat" to the U.S. homeland, a government official told CNN. The source said New York City and Washington were cited as possible targets. The legislators were told that officials are "strongly concerned" and "are not taking anything for granted," the source told CNN. Additionally, a senior administration official with first-hand knowledge told CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend that there is "specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information," although the official added there are a lot of questions about the information.
NEWS
By Ron Smith | January 15, 2010
Y ou'll remember that shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, President George W. Bush said the motivation of the hijackers was that they hated freedom. Hating freedom seemed then and now to be a pretty weak reason to give up one's own life to inflict death and destruction on others. People who had been paying attention knew what the real reasons for the Islamist radicals' actions were - Osama bin Laden himself had laid them out in detail. They included America's support of Israel in its subordination of the Palestinians and its attacks on Lebanon; the propping up of pro-American kleptocracies in Muslim lands; and the presence of U.S. forces on the "sacred soil" of Saudi Arabia after the first Gulf War. In an audiotape released on Sept.
EXPLORE
June 2, 2011
H.L. Goldstein, in his letter to the Towson Times dated May 18, says that the elimination of Osama bin Laden from the earth does not "... make us a better democracy, or a more moral people. " While I agree with the premise, I reject just about every statement made to arrive at this conclusion. Nowhere in the letter is there acknowledgment that Goldstein finds the murder of 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001, by bin Laden and his minions offensive. There is, likewise, no acknowledging that al Qaeda had declared war against the United States and that 9/11 just another act of terror in a decades long continuum of aggression against the world community.  No, to read Goldstein's writing one might conclude that bin Laden was just another peace-loving family man with no links to global murder, sexual repression, torture, mutilation and continual attacks on defenseless civilians.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan largely accomplished. “It is time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan,” the group, which included 21 Democrats, two Republicans and an independent, wrote in a letter to Obama. “The United States intervened in Afghanistan to destroy al Qaeda's safe haven, remove the Taliban government that sheltered al Qaeda, and pursue those who planned the September 11th attacks on the United States.
NEWS
December 1, 2009
A fter months of deliberation, President Barack Obama is scheduled to reveal his strategy for the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday. According to numerous news reports over the weekend, he will announce plans to send about 30,000 more troops to the region. That decision - which comes close to fulfilling Gen. Stanley McChrystal's 40,000-troop request - may be the safe move politically by a Democrat worried about looking soft in the war on terror. But we fear that it will prove to be a mistake.
NEWS
By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2001
He has a soft voice, a melancholy smile and a gift for flowery Arabic, which allows Osama bin Laden to explain in pleasing poetry why all Americans should die. To the West, bin Laden is the face of evil, a terrorist who has built a worldwide network connecting zealous fighters with rogue states. He is accused of involvement in the bombings in 1998 of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which killed 224 people, and in the bombing of the destroyer USS Cole off Yemen last fall.
NEWS
September 8, 2011
WASHINGTON — White House, intelligence and other officials briefed members of Congress Thursday about a "specific, credible but unconfirmed threat" to the U.S. homeland, a government official told CNN. The source said New York City and Washington were cited as possible targets. The legislators were told that officials are "strongly concerned" and "are not taking anything for granted," the source told CNN. Additionally, a senior administration official with first-hand knowledge told CNN National Security Contributor Fran Townsend that there is "specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information," although the official added there are a lot of questions about the information.
NEWS
June 30, 2011
The Obama administration may finally be on the right track in its strategy for combating terrorism, as its new strategic doctrine has sworn off counter-insurgency in favor of a more targeted approach — one that we see already in effect as unmanned drones carry out strikes in Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere. The new approach is contained in a 19-page document, the "National Strategy for Counterterrorism," which was outlined Wednesday by John O. Brennan, President Obama's counterterrorism chief.
EXPLORE
June 2, 2011
H.L. Goldstein, in his letter to the Towson Times dated May 18, says that the elimination of Osama bin Laden from the earth does not "... make us a better democracy, or a more moral people. " While I agree with the premise, I reject just about every statement made to arrive at this conclusion. Nowhere in the letter is there acknowledgment that Goldstein finds the murder of 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001, by bin Laden and his minions offensive. There is, likewise, no acknowledging that al Qaeda had declared war against the United States and that 9/11 just another act of terror in a decades long continuum of aggression against the world community.  No, to read Goldstein's writing one might conclude that bin Laden was just another peace-loving family man with no links to global murder, sexual repression, torture, mutilation and continual attacks on defenseless civilians.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 5, 2011
There's been a lot of talk about who will take over terrorist organization Al-Qaeda now that Osama bin Laden is dead. While most predict Ayman Al-Zawahiri will rise to take the reigns of the organization, Conan O'Brien has some alternatives -- and he's not too worried about them.  For the second show in a row last night, Conan mercilessly mocked the terrorist members of the organization, giving them embarrassing nickname after embarrassing nickname....
NEWS
By Baltimore Sun reporter | May 2, 2011
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 1, 2011 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON OSAMA BIN LADEN East Room 11:35 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
NEWS
May 2, 2011
To become complacent at the news of Osama bin Laden's demise could bring grave consequences. I'm certain that there are many devotees who would love to move up the Al-Qaeda food chain, drooling at the chance of putting their imprint on the history of our country. It's certainly acceptable for Americans to celebrate the death of bin Laden. Even more important is to stay vigilant against factions whose sole reason for living is to bring the United States to its knees. Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham
NEWS
November 14, 2010
On his trip to Indonesia last week, President Obama took pains to reiterate the fact that America is at war with violent extremists who commit terrorist acts, not with the religion of Islam. It was a point that, to his credit, Mr. Obama's predecessor, former President George W. Bush, also frequently stressed. But coming from an American leader who had spent a good part of his childhood in Indonesia, whose 203 million adherents make it the most populous Muslim country in the world, Mr. Obama's words clearly had special significance.
NEWS
By Greg Miller and Tribune Newspapers | February 3, 2010
Al-Qaida's offshoot in Yemen has emerged as the "foremost concern" for U.S. spy agencies after the group was tied to two attacks in the United States last year, according to a sweeping new assessment of the global terrorist threat issued by the nation's top intelligence officer Tuesday. Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair testified that American spy agencies have intensified surveillance of the al-Qaida affiliate's operations amid concern that the group - once considered a regional menace - is focused on the "recruitment of Westerners or other individuals with access to the U.S. homeland."
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