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 […]

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.

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.

Bret Stephens: Airport Security and Our Incompetent Civilization – WSJ.com

When does a civilization become incompetent? I’ve been mulling the question in a number of contexts over the last year, including our inability to put a stop to Somali piracy, detain a terrorist who can neither be charged nor released, think rationally about climate change, or rebuild Ground Zero in an acceptable time frame. But […]

Security Theater Now Playing at Your Airport – by Daniel Pipes

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Is America willing to embrace the strategies necessary to stop terrorism?

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.

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.

James Kirchick: Why shouldn’t we waterboard Abdulmutallab? – Daily News

Picture this hypothetical situation: A member of Al Qaeda boards a transatlantic flight bearing 269 passengers and crew headed for a major American city – let’s just say Detroit – with powdered explosives stitched into his undergarments. As the plane makes its final descent, the terrorist at this point in our narrative, that’s what he […]

Charles Krauthammer: Hollow Words on Terrorism

WASHINGTON — Janet Napolitano — former Arizona governor, now overmatched secretary of homeland security — will forever be remembered for having said of the attempt to bring down an airliner over Detroit: “The system worked.” The attacker’s concerned father had warned U.S. authorities about his son’s jihadist tendencies. The would-be bomber paid cash and checked […]

Willful Blindness – by Jamie Glazov

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