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Commentary – killing Anwar al-Awlaki was justified

Today, the National Journal expert blog takes on the killing by a US drone of Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaeda leader in Yemen but also a U.S. citizen. My take may please the hardcore war-on-terror crowd more than last week’s criticism of Israel: Imagine an FBI sniper who’s got a criminal in his sights. Law enforcement [...]

Appearances – I explain 9-11 to Romanians

Our Romanian friends at HotNews.ro have once again posted an interview with me, this time on the anniversary of 9/11. Since most of you probably don’t speak Romanian — I certainly don’t — their translated version is probably less useful than my English original, here: Freedberg on 9-11 anniversary – 2011-09-14. A brief excerpt (from [...]

Commentary – My daughter’s take on Osama bin Laden

My daughter provided guest commentary on the National Journal blog today, with me doing the actual writing since she can’t write yet: The first person I discussed bin Laden’s death with was my daughter. She was born in 2004 and has known since she could speak full sentences that “our soldiers” are fighting “the terrorists” [...]

Publications – How we got Osama: I called it in 2006

Amidst the national celebration over the well-deserved death of Osama bin Laden, I’ll allow myself one note of self-congratulation. I wrote a story for National Journal back in 2006 called “The Hunt for Osama” that walked through why it was so hard to track down the planet’s Public Enemy Number One and what it would [...]