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Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri killed in U.S. drone strike

U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri - who oversaw the attack on the USS Cole and the planning of the attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 - in a drone strike Saturday morning in Kabul, Afghanistan.... Read more»

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The military & white nationalism: He liked the pro-America, pro-Constitution vibe. He liked the rage, too.

Since the attack on the U.S. Capitol a year and a half ago, where some 15% of the rioters had a military background, the military and veteran community has grappled with the problem of far-right extremism within its ranks.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Fail: Arizona GOP awkwardly botches 'terrorists' tweet about scary reporters

After trying to blast the "mainstream media" as "terrorists," the Arizona Republican Party should learn how words work and the English language functions before they attempt to tweet again.... Read more»

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

In nearly two decades of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Here is our brief tribute to them.... Read more»3

9/11 education would be mandated under proposal that cleared Arizona House

“Never forget” will not only be enshrined in American vernacular but also Arizona curriculum, if a proposal establishing 9/11 Education Day and requiring public school teachers to craft lesson plans about the terrorist attacks every September 11 passes into law. ... Read more»

DHS warns of 'heightened' extremism threat in U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security warns that the spread of conspiracy theories and disinformation is fueling a “heightened threat” of violence in the United States, and the primary terrorism threat continues to be from lone offenders or small groups.... Read more»

Comic:

Claytoonz: Patriotic cuddles from Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is a coward. He can’t defend his wife. He can’t defend his state. He can’t defend his country.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Defeated former president Trump

Despite what Republicans say, what happened on January 6, 2021 was a terrorist attack on our nation. It was an insurrection. It was an attempt to destroy our democracy. It was an attempt to overturn an election they lost. It was a coup attempt committed by white nationalists. It was an effort to install Donald Trump as a fascist dictator. One year later, Republicans are mocking the remembrance.... Read more»

Secretive CBP counterterrorism team interrogated dozens of citizens at border

A new report revealed that a secretive counterterrorism team interrogated dozens of American activists and journalists at the border as part of the Trump administration’s response to fears about a large migrant “caravan” making its way to the United States’ southern border.... Read more»

Will the U.S. officially acknowledge that we had a secret torture site in Poland?

Beginning with an investigation in Poland five years ago into his detention and torture, Abu Zubaydah - who has never been charged with a crime and is one of the longest-held prisoners in the U.S. global war on terror - is finally getting a day in court. Sort of. ... Read more»

Arizona players reflect as Navy, Air Force meet on anniversary of 9/11

Saturday’s football game between Air Force and Navy will be the 54th between the two teams – and their first meeting on 9/11, leaving one Arizona-born Navy player with “goosebumps just thinking about it.” ... Read more»

‘Luckiest man alive’: Why 9/11 first responders’ outlooks may improve even as physical health fails

A new report released by the New York City Fire Department finds that even as 9/11 responders’ self-reported physical health has declined over the years, they have consistently reported their mental health-related quality of life as better than that of average Americans.... Read more»

Analysis

9/11 survivors’ exposure to toxic dust & ensuing chronic health conditions offer unheeded lessons

9/11 responders not only faced initial “acute” health problems, they soon began experiencing a wave of chronic diseases that continue to affect them 20 years later due a of mixture of cement dust and particles, asbestos and a class of chemicals called persistent organic pollutants.... Read more»

Declassifying the 9/11 Investigation

President Joe Biden took the notable step last week of ordering the Justice Department and other agencies to disclose new portions of their long-secret files on the Qaida plot - what remains in doubt is whether the declassification will resolve the mysteries that still surround the case.... Read more»

Arizona nonprofits to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 with national day of service

Across the state, many nonprofits are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks through community outreach on the National Day of Service and Remembrance. ... Read more»

FactCheck

Republicans inflate cost of Taliban-seized U.S. military equipment

The Taliban seized an arsenal of U.S.-made military equipment, but not the grossly exaggerated figure of $85 billion worth of equipment numerous Republicans have claimed - that figure is the total amount spent on the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund since the war began in 2001.... Read more»

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