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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.