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Northwest Flight 253

Christmas Bomber Suspect Linked To Alleged U.K. Terrorists

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

British and U.S. intelligence authorities have linked the young Nigerian at the center of the alleged attack on Northwest Flight 253, Umar Farouk Abdu...

Christmas With Terrorists

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Connie Lawn

Christmas season has been reasonably peaceful in America, but has not been joyous for millions who are suffering through the hard times. It could have been worse.

Al-Qaida In The Arabian Peninsula Claims Responsibility For Attempted Airliner Attack

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to use "every element of our national power" to keep Americans safe and said the failed Christ...

So What's Next for Airline Passengers, Adult Diapers?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In the wake of the attempted terrorist attack aboard a Detroit-bound Northwest flight from Amsterdam last week, the Transportation Security Administ...

NCTC Director Stayed On Ski Slopes In Wake Of Christmas Attack

New York Daily News | James Gordon Meek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top official in charge of analyzing terror threats did not cut short his ski vacation after the underwear bomber nearly blew up an airliner on Chr...

Yemen: The Next Front in Obama's War on Terrorism

Josh Lockman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Lockman

The administration must continue providing intelligence and counterterrorism aid to the Yemeni government while pushing forward with the use of "smart power" to directly appeal to its people.

Jasper Schuringa, Northwest Plane 'Hero,' Wants Money For More Interviews After CNN Licenses Cell Image

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jasper Schuringa, the Northwest flight passenger who reportedly subdued Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, appeared on CNN Saturday for an interview with Fred...

Kicking the National Security Football

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Celena Belton

National security is serious business. It involves how our country protects and projects itself abroad. It's not meant to be about partisan game-playing.

My Daughter's on the No Fly List

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

No one at the airport will tell us how she made the list. They won't even confirm that she's on it. Though I have a pretty good idea why: she has the same name as an IRA terrorist.

Thinking Realistically About Terrorism

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

Al Qaeda's next attacks, which are almost inevitable, will be more sophisticated and deadly, and will involve a plan that is more complex than hiding explosives in one man's underwear.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) LAGOS, Nigeria - A young Nigerian man who allegedly tried to bring down a trans-Atlantic flight broke off contact from his worried parents only a...

The Unfriendly Skies

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

The only way to truly keep us truly safe while flying a commercial airliner would be to put us all through body scanners, then have us fly in our underwear.

The Not-Too-Distant Future of Air Travel: Drop That Sippy Cup!

Bob Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bob Geiger

At Los Angeles International Airport a suspicious toddler was recently subdued by alert Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents while creating a disturbance.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Indicted: Nigerian man indicted in plot to blow up plane

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DETROIT (AP) A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day was indicted Wednesday on charges ...

Handling of Flight 253 Passengers May Have Missed Security Protocols

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Negroni

The fact that a second passenger was detained on Northwest flight 253 has security experts questioning whether the handling of the passengers on the ground created an additional risk at the airport.

Delta's Flight 253 Passengers Get Travel Vouchers From Delta After Foiled Terror Plot

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines Inc. is offering travel credits to passengers on the Amsterstam-to-Detroit flight that a suspected terrorist tried and...

Dov Hikind, NY Assemblyman, Calls For Ethnic Profiling Bill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the wake of this past weekend's attempted terror bombing, Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind plans to reintroduce his 2005 bill that would allow polic...

OHS Adds "Taking Responsibility" To No Fly List

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Gregory

Janet Napolitano, the Rubenesque Secretary of Homeland Security, confirmed that "the truth" and its accomplice, "taking responsibility" have been successfully detained.

Jason Linkins

Flight 253 Incident Touches Off New Round Of Religious Profiling Promotion | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's a collection of various luminaries, granted an audience on Fox News, talking about how the incident aboard Flight 253 should touch off a new round of intense racial and ethnic profiling against Muslim-looking passengers.

GOP Plays Soft on Terrorism Card Again

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It didn't take long for anti-terrorism hawks from Joe Lieberman to GOP congresspersons to dump the lax security, terrorist watch breach, and faulty al Qaeda intelligence on President Obama.

Botched Attack Revives Scrutiny Of Bush Intelligence Reforms

The Washington Post | Karen DeYong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The failure of U.S. authorities to detect a plot to bomb a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day has reignited long-simmering concerns that intelligence refo...

Flip Side of Intelligence Failure -- Poor Response

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Negroni

Listening to the stories of several passengers, its clear in the first few hours after the removal of Mr. Mutallab from the airplane, some basic safety precautions were not taken.

New Restrictions For Air Travelers After Christmas Day Bombing Attempt

AP | JOSHUA FREED and JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Extra pat-downs before boarding. No getting up for the last hour of the flight. More bomb-sniffing dogs. Airports worldwide tightened security a day a...

Dems Hit Back, Blame Bush For Failed Terror Policies

Hotline On Call | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As GOPers begin increasingly using the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner to score political points, 2 Dems are blaming the Bush admin for ...

The Global War on Stealth Underwear

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The "systematic failure" in the nation's security -- as President Obama labeled the botched 12/24 airplane attack -- derives from the mistaken assumption that terrorism is a military rather than a criminal threat.