Bret Stephens: Can Intelligence Be Intelligent? – WSJ.com


“Intelligence,” Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “is not to be confused with intelligence.” To read two recent analyses of U.S. intelligence failures is to be reminded of the truth of that statement, albeit in very different ways.Exhibit A is last week’s unclassified White House memo on the attempted bombing of Flight 253 over the skies […]

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 […]

Abdulmutallab’s Lack of Friends – by Jamie Glazov


The mainstream media has, with its typical slick expertise, succeeded in avoiding yet another crucial phenomenon that explains what caused the terror attempt on Flight 253.
It keeps mentioning, in passing, how Abdulmutallab was “lonely,” but it never honestly explores why he was lonely.
In his 300 postings under the name “farouk1986″ in an online forum, the [...]

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