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Important New Public Opinion Data on Syria . . .

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Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM

. . . from the Onion: WASHINGTON—As President Obama continues to push for a plan of limited military intervention in Syria, a new poll of Americans has found that though the nation remains wary over the prospect of becoming involved in another Middle Eastern war, the vast majority of U.S. citizens strongly approve of sending . . .
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The Onion’s “9 MUST-FOLLOW Al-Qaeda Leaders On Twitter”

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I haven’t given you all a Moment of Zen in oh-so-long, but fear not dear readers, I haven’t abandoned you in your thirst for national security snark. Check out this slideshow from America’s Finest News Source: Khalid al-Habib (@The_REAL_KhalidAlHabib): A big name in social media circles as well as the Afghan war front, al-Qaeda’s top . . .
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Why It’s Too Soon To Call the Boston Marathon Bombing an Intelligence Failure

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Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Lawfare‘s crack team of contributors has been busy invading The Huffington Post. Hot on the heels of Susan and Ritika’s excellent backgrounder on Chechnya and Kyrgyzstan, I’ve posted an article arguing that it’s far too soon to call the Boston Marathon bombing an intelligence or counterterrorism failure. It opens: Already the Boston Marathon bombing, like . . .
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Your Weekend Just Got Better

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Friday, March 29, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Courtesy of The Onion, America’s Finest News Source: Ayman Al-Zawahiri Delivers TEDTalk On Changing Face Of Terrorism ATLANTA—Addressing attendees gathered for this week’s TEDxEvolution Conference, al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri delivered an informative and engrossing TEDTalk on the state of worldwide terrorism, entitled “Terror At A Crossroads: Instilling Fear In The 21st-Century Infidel.” “We find ourselves in . . .
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How to be Funny about Emotionless Killing Machines

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Tuesday, Ben bemoaned the state of drone-themed humor in the New York Times, and followed it up yesterday morning with a tale of national security parody gone awry. Lawfare is not above the occasionally-off-color sense of humor in this realm, but as Ben said, drone comedy should at least make you laugh. Here’s some that . . .
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What’s the Deal With the New York Times and Really Bad Drone Humor?

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:09 PM

As the co-creator of the Lawfare Drone Smackdown and the publisher (though not the baker) of this drone strike cake, I should perhaps check myself before cringing at other people’s drone humor. But I can’t help but ask at this point what’s going on over at the New York Times? The staid paper of record . . .
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Kicking Off a New Term, Drone Style

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Monday, January 21, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Oaths, poems, 472 evening balls—color me unimpressed. This is the proper way to do an inauguration, courtesy of the leading source for national-security news and analysis, The Onion: Obama Begins Inauguration Festivities With Ceremonial Drone Flyover NEWS IN BRIEF • Politics • ISSUE 49•04 • Jan 21, 2013 WASHINGTON—Taking the oath of office for his second term today, President Barack Obama joined . . .
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Two Important Stories in The Onion

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 7:56 AM

I awake this morning to two important stories in The Onion. First, there’s this must-read: There’s also this story on DHS’s new counterterrorism strategy: WASHINGTON—In an effort to streamline and better coordinate anti-terrorism efforts, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it had established a designated “safe zone” within which members of al-Qaeda can carry . . .
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CIA Accidentally Overthrows the Government of Costa Rica

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The Onion has the story: O-SPAN Classic: CIA Accidentally Overthrows Costa Rica

The Onion Drones Debate

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7:14 AM

No commentary necessary: Could The Use Of Flying Death Robots Be Hurting America’s Reputation Worldwide?

Speaking of Parody Videos…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 10:38 PM

…this one from The Onion is not quite up to their usual standards, but it has a few smiles in it. Al Qaeda Attacks Internet With Photo Of Adorable Piglet

The Bright Side of Massive Budget Cuts

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Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM

They stop mad scientists plotting evil. The Onion Radio News Network has the story:

U.S. Pakistani Intelligence Cooperation on the Mend

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 10:34 PM

The Onion has the story: ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency restated Thursday its commitment to the fight against terrorism, pledging full cooperation with U.S. forces during the upcoming strike on an al-Qaeda safe house on June 12 at 5:23 a.m. near the small town of Razmani in the remote tribal region of North Waziristan. At a . . .
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The Onion Review Recaps the UBL Operation

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Friday, May 13, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Other Guy Named Osama Bin Laden Can Finally Relax

Obama Finally Solves the Guantanamo Problem

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Friday, April 15, 2011 at 8:30 AM

The Onion has the story: WASHINGTON—After two years of false starts and protracted legal wrangling, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday authorizing the transfer of all 172 Guantánamo detainees to the next chief executive of the United States of America. “The president’s bold decision to move these enemy combatants to the subsequent administration . . .
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