Obama takes steps to bolster security – latimes.com

Declaring that “the buck stops with me,” President Obama on Thursday released the results of an internal investigation into the Christmas Day airline bombing attempt and ordered a series of incremental measures meant to close gaps in the U.S. intelligence system that failed to detect it in advance.The president avoided blaming any particular agency or […]

When Security Trumps Common Sense – by Dennis Prager

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I am not prepared to obey rules that hurt the innocent while doing nothing to prevent terrorism.

U.S. tightens international air security – POLITICO.com

All travelers flying into the U.S. from foreign countries will receive tightened random screening, and 100 percent of passengers from 14 terrorism-prone countries will be patted down and have their carry-ons searched, the Obama administration notified airlines on Sunday.The more stringent Transportation Security Administration rules, to take effect at midnight, follow the attempted Christmas Day […]

A Failed Anti-Terror Strategy – by Jamie Glazov

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Nothing Obama is doing will make a recurrence of the terror attempt on Flight 253 any less likely.

The Terrorists’ Best Weapon: Intelligence Failures – by Ryan Mauro

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Almost a decade after 9/11, information to stop al-Qaeda is still stalled.

Willful Blindness – by Jamie Glazov

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The Obama administration’s refusal to accept what’s causing Muslims to terrorize us.

What the Near-Tragedy in Detroit Revealed – by Daniel Pipes

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Will America now open its eyes to the sad state of counterterrorism eight years after 9/11?

Passengers help foil attack on Detroit-bound plane – AP

ROMULUS, Mich. – An attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke — sending passengers scrambling to subdue a Nigerian man who claimed to be acting on orders from al-Qaida to blow up the airliner, officials and travelers said. The commotion began as Northwest Airlines Flight […]

Free Speech on Trial – by Robert Spencer

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Geert Wilders is a test case for freedom.