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 […]

Obama cites apparent al-Qaida link in bomb plot – AP

An al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen apparently ordered the Christmas Day plot against a U.S. airliner, training and arming the 23-year-old Nigerian man accused in the failed bombing, President Barack Obama said Saturday. “This is not the first time this group has targeted us,” Obama said, reporting on some of the findings of an administration review […]

Battleground Yemen – by Ryan Mauro

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The War on Terror turns towards two insurgencies on the Arabian Peninsula.

Willful Blindness – by Jamie Glazov

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

Radical Imam Tied to Terror Plots Has Gone ‘Operational’ in Yemen – FOXNews.com

he radical Yemeni-based cleric connected to two violent plots in the U.S. has “gone operational,” a senior U.S. official told Fox News, suggesting Anwar al-Awlaki is becoming an increasingly significant figure in Arabian Peninsula terror networks. Al-Awlaki was thought to have been killed in an air strike by Yemeni forces last week, but that is […]

Gabriel Schoenfeld: How the Left politicized the terrorist watch list — latimes.com

The case of the alleged Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is being called a massive intelligence failure. And the evidence thus far does suggest a possible lapse in the government’s management of terrorist watch lists. But if so, the blame doesn’t lie wholly with government agencies charged with maintaining the lists. Some share of responsibility […]

Obama vows to use power to thwart terrorists – Yahoo! News

President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to use “every element of our national power” to keep Americans safe and said the failed Christmas Day plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner was “a serious reminder” of the need to continually adapt security measures against changing terrorist threats.But even as Obama spoke, word came that a […]

U.S. Widens Terror War to Yemen, a Qaeda Bastion – NYTimes.com

In the midst of two unfinished major wars, the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against Al Qaeda in Yemen. via U.S. Widens Terror War to Yemen, a Qaeda Bastion – NYTimes.com.

Imam Linked to Ft. Hood Rampage Believed to Be Among 30 Al Qaeda Killed in Airstrike – FOXNews.com

The radical Muslim imam linked to the rampage at Fort Hood reportedly is believed to have been killed in a Yemen airstrike that may have also taken out the region’s top Al Qaeda leader and 30 other militants. The raid in Yemen’s east targeted an Al Qaeda leadership meeting held to organize terror attacks. U.S. […]

Islamic Radicalization U.S.A. – by Ryan Mauro

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2009 witnessed a frightening spike in homegrown terrorist activity.