Terror in the Skies Requires Real Action on the Ground – by Michael Reagan

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Mr. President, we can’t afford any more of your on-the-job training.

“Shock” U.S. report due on attempted airline attack – AP

WASHINGTON Reuters – The White House was poised to release a report on Thursday that top aides said will shock Americans about security lapses that allowed a Nigerian man to come close to blowing up a Detroit-bound airliner on December 25.President Barack Obama, in remarks scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST 2130 GMT, was set to […]

Tunku Varadarajan: End Political Correctness on Terror – The Daily Beast

The Obama administration has announced that citizens of 14 selected countries—as well as travelers whose itineraries have taken them through any of these countries—will be subjected to enhanced scrutiny before they board planes to the United States, including full-body pat-downs. The countries comprise four “state sponsors of terrorism” (Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria) and 10 […]

Obama: No Gitmo transfers to Yemen ‘at this time’ – POLITICO.com

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States will halt all transfers of Guantanamo prisoners to Yemen for now, but insisted he is not wavering in his commitment to shut down the prison for terror suspects. “Given the unsettled situation, I’ve spoken to the attorney general and we’ve agreed that we will not be […]

Stopping the Next “Underwear Bomber” – by Alan M. Dershowitz

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How rigorous but vital security precautions could prevent the next terrorist tragedy.

Sessions: Jihadi rehab tied to terror – POLITICO.com

The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is pushing Attorney General Eric Holder to explore links between a jihadist rehabilitation program in Saudi Arabia and Yemeni extremists linked to the failed Christmas Day terror plot. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Tuesday rereleased a letter he sent last month to Holder demanding that the Department […]

Top 10 Disasters of Flight 253 – by Jamie Glazov

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The catastrophe of Abdulmutallab’s attempted Christmas present was only the beginning.

L. Gordon Crovitz: Intelligence Is a Terrible Thing to Waste – WSJ.com

ntelligence about terror threats rarely comes on such a silver platter: A Nigerian banker went to the U.S. Embassy in Lagos to warn that his son had fallen under “the influence of religious extremists based in Yemen” and was a security risk. This came after months of U.S. intelligence intercepts about al Qaeda plans for […]

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.