David B. Rivkin Jr. and Marc A. Thiessen: A Tale of Two Terrorists – WSJ.com

The Obama administration’s decision to read the Christmas Day bomber his Miranda rights has rightly come under withering criticism. Instead of a lengthy interrogation by officials with al Qaeda expertise, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was questioned for 50 minutes by local FBI agents and then later advised of his “right to remain silent.”It’s well understood that […]

Charles Krauthammer: The Real Detainee Scandal

WASHINGTON — The real scandal surrounding the failed Christmas Day airline bombing was not the fact that a terrorist got on a plane — that can happen to any administration, as it surely did to the Bush administration — but what happened afterward when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was captured and came under the full control […]

CAIR’s Fort Hood Idol

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Is al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki recruiting leaders of CAIR?

A Massachusetts Miracle?

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Can Republican Scott Brown pull an upset in the Bay State?

How to Fight a Better War – by Jacob Laksin

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To prevail in Afghanistan, the U.S. must improve its intelligence gathering.

Reuel Marc Gerecht: The Meaning of al Qaeda’s Double Agent – WSJ.com

The recent death in Afghanistan of seven American counterterrorist officers, one Jordanian intelligence operative, and one exploding al Qaeda double agent ought to give us cause to reflect on the real capabilities of the Central Intelligence Agency and al Qaeda. The report card isn’t good. America’s systemic intelligence problems were partially on display in the […]

Yemen launches offensive against al Qaeda – AP

Yemen has launched an offensive against al Qaeda and the U.S. embassy in Sanaa reopened on Tuesday after security forces staged a raid just outside the capital that dealt with an imminent security threat. Yemen has sent thousands of troops to take part in a campaign against al Qaeda in three provinces over the past […]

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 […]

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.