War & Peace

Jon Queally, staff writer
In the wake of Thursday's revelation that the U.S. government, specifically the CIA, killed one American and one Italian hostage held by al-Qaeda in a drone attack in Pakistan earlier this year, will a renewed and possibly elevated debate on the Obama administration's so-called " kill list " or assassination campaign finally break into the...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Human rights attorney notes that victims 'are far from the first innocents to...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
 A Saudi soldier at the border with Yemen, fired a mortar shell toward Houthi rebels on Tuesday. (Photo: Reuters)
Just hours after declaring the conclusion of "Operation Decisive Storm," Saudi...

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New Yorkers acclimated to being terrorized by the NYPD are agog because four young Swedish cops on vacation calmly, humanely stopped a subway beatdown without shedding any blood, breaking any necks, shooting any retreating backs or otherwise launching any unwarranted executions. Back home, Swedes were baffled by the fuss: "If you see something bad, you just do something to help - it's ordinary." The cops were likewise confounded, asking, "Is this a big deal?" Actually... no, it shouldn't be.