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This Guardsman Says He Was Role-Playing When He Wrote He Wanted To Defect To Al-Qaeda

Ryan Anderson, a National Guardsman who was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for trying to aid al-Qaeda, claims his mental disorder prevented him from stopping himself.

This Is What Our Security State Looks Like In Manhattan

This photo essay by Michael Kirby Smith looks at the security measures in public spaces.

The Hard Line On Soft Targets

The Paris attacks served as a brutal reminder that the areas where we most often congregate are also the most vulnerable to attack.

"This Is What They Did For Fun": The Story Of A Modern-Day Lynching

Craig Anderson was headed home to celebrate his birthday with his partner. Instead, he became the victim of a brutal and violent form of racism that many in Mississippi had thought long gone.

How The FBI Invents Terror Plots To Catch Wannabe Jihadis

Terrorism prosecutions are rife with signs of entrapment by law enforcement, according to a new study provided to BuzzFeed News. FBI critics say the bureau is trampling civil liberties based on flawed ideas about radicalization.

5 Charts That Show What Terrorism In America Looks Like

Violent extremism in the U.S. has many faces — mostly American faces. Many are not jihadis.

Did The FBI Transform This Teenager Into A Terrorist After Reading His Emails?

How the case of conflicted teenager Mohamed Mohamud — convinced by the FBI he was bombing a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon — could determine whether the American government is allowed to spy wholesale on its citizens.

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