Benghazi and the Al Qaeda Resurgence

Mideast Libya Militant Backlash

What the deadly attack was foreshadowing.

‘A Failure to Connect the Dots’ – WSJ.com

The antiterror education of President Obama continued yesterday, with his release of a White House report blaming the “counterterrorism community” as a whole for “a failure to connect the dots of intelligence” that would have prevented Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from boarding a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day. Mr. Obama blamed no one in particular […]

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 […]

Americans Detained in Pakistan Found to Have al Qaeda Links – WSJ.com

Five young Americans detained in eastern Pakistan had developed contacts with al Qaeda operatives through the Internet and were on their way to North Waziristan to join a militant training camp, said a senior Pakistani intelligence official. via Americans Detained in Pakistan Found to Have al Qaeda Links – WSJ.com.