AP: President Barack Obama on Thursday defended America’s controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary linchpin in an evolving U.S. counterterrorism policy. But he acknowledged the targeted strikes are no “cure-all” and said he is haunted by the civilians unintentionally killed. “For the first time, the U.S. government has acknowledged killing four American Read more

Second of two explosions at Boston marathon, April 15, 2013. The explosions took place about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line. The second one could be heard a few seconds after the first one. (Boston_to_a_T via Twitter) The Boston Marathon explosions have some rethinking their safety at large public events. The people Read more

The Obama administration’s use of drones to kill terror suspects has attracted harsh criticism in recent days and contributed to the controversy around the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Some in government are calling for more transparency and accountability – for example, by subjecting drone strikes to a legal review process, or Read more