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Business and Government Must Work Together to Enhance Global Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

One of the most important reminders of the slaughter in Orlando and San Bernadino is that terrorists often prefer to attack "soft" targets because the...

Time to Start Sending Yemeni Prisoners Home

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Of the 166 remaining prisoners at Guantanamo, 86 have been cleared to leave. The Yemenis among them have been stuck there en masse due only to their citizenship. It's high time to start sending them home.

Under Attack: 7 Thwarted Acts of Terror in America

Posted 03.01.2013 | Entertainment

It has been said that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Fortunately there has been no shortage of good men an...

White House Spin May Have Had Unintended Consequences

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

* Obama adviser touted "inside control" of bomb plot * Leaks forced shutdown of operation By Mark Hosenball ...

POLL: What Do You Really Know About The TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When it comes to the TSA, you may know less than you think.

The Travel Detective: The Foiled Underwear Bomb Plot

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.14.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

The real reason why this was a victory is that the bomb was stopped "en route," meaning that it never had a chance to be placed aboard the aircraft. It never got near an airport.

Andrea Stone

Why Saudi Intelligence Coup In Underwear Bomb Plot Is Cause For Pause

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The thwarting of an al Qaeda plot to send an underwear bomber on a U.S.-bound jetliner is more than an intelligence coup in the battle a...

Andrea Stone

CIA, Not TSA, Is Key To Foiling Airplane Bomb Plots, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The foiling of an al Qaeda plot to place an underwear bomber on a U.S.-bound airliner has focused attention on whether the more sophisti...

Mike Sacks

Bin Laden Raid: 'Obama Made The Decision'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan appeared on three separate Sunday morning programs to discuss the administration's eff...

Underwear Bomber Sentenced To Life In Prison

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

By Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman DETROIT, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Nigerian man to life in pr...

Mike Sacks

Feds Disclose New Details From Underwear Bomber

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

The United States on Friday submitted a memorandum to a Michigan federal judge revealing that terrorist leader Anwar al Awlaki had more direct involve...

Andrea Stone

Congressman Sees U.S. Threat In Nigerian Terrorist Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few terrorism experts would deny that a radical Islamist sect that has made a series of increasingly audacious attacks in Nigeria, inclu...

Amanda Terkel

Bachmann: Suspected Terrorists 'Don't Have Any' Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) came out strongly against reading suspected terrorists their Miranda rights. She criticized President Obama bowing to ...

Underwear Bomber's Plea Underscores Law Enforcement's Key Role Fighting Terrorism

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

When Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty last week to the attempted murder of 289 passengers, Obama's critics were notably silent. That's because his plea underscores that U.S. federal courts are the most effective place to try terrorism suspects.

Underwear Bomber Pleads Guilty

Posted 12.12.2011 | World

By Ed White -- The Associated Press DETROIT – A Nigerian man pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to blow up an international flight for al-Qaida w...

Juror Dismissed Prior To Underwear Bomber Trial

Posted 12.06.2011 | Crime

By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A native of Nigeria was dismissed Thursday shortly after being picked as a juror for the trial of a ...

Underwear Bomber Said He Worked For Al Qaeda

Posted 10.26.2011 | World

Ed White--Associated Press DETROIT (AP) -- A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas 2009 told authoritie...

It's Been a Bad Week for GOP Lies About Obama

Mitchell Bard | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

As the last week or two unfolded, I was struck by how several news events absolutely obliterated three of the top lies told by Republicans to try and bring down the president.

Full Body Scanners, Pat-Downs, and Democracy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The new airport security measures demonstrate a frightening willingness on the part of the government regulators to apply an authoritarian, and ultimately nonsensical, logic to a real, but controllable security problem.

I Wanna Be Scanned and Groped

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andy Ostroy

Listen folks, I have some distressing news for you about full-body scans and pat downs. You're not that attractive and no one cares to see you naked. Seriously. Please put your narcissism in check. This ain't about you.

Scanners: No Place to Hide

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

As the surveillance state expands around us, entangling us in a web from which there is no escape, what we used to call "privacy" is fast becoming a thing of the past.

The Taserification of America

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

Must we see every single act of wrongdoing, even minor ones, through the prism of 9/11? Is a fan running on a field in the same ballpark with killing nearly 3,000 people?

Dear Senator Gillibrand, Thank You

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

I don't expect a response from Senator Gillibrand every time I write to her office.

Most Guantanamo Bay Detainees Were Low-Level Fighters, Report Confirms

New York Times | Charlie Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 48 Guantánamo Bay detainees whom the Obama administration has decided to keep holding without trial include several for whom there is no evidence...

How Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Lost My Vote

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

I'm not sure that I can pull the lever for a senator who hires staffers that don't even know how to write a proper sentence.