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Christmas Day Terror Attack

Fearful and Scheming Republicans Are Playing into al-Qaida's Strategy

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The "collective display of pants-wetting" and politicization of terrorism by the Republicans are making America less safe. I wish the GOP would find its inner John Wayne.

Intelligence Community Must Build Greater Trust

Pete Contostavlos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Contostavlos

We must keep the trust of intelligence professionals and war fighters on the front lines in order to provide timely, accurate and relevant information to policymakers and those who need it.

If We Want to Protect America's Airports, We Must Profile

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

The Christmas Day attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 brought our minds sharply back to the threat our nation faces on a daily basis.

The FBI Is Getting it Right

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

The FBI are leveraging their experience interrogating multiple terrorists over the past two decades along with knowledge gained since 9/11. The result is that the would-be Christmas Day bomber is talking.

Bin Laden Claims Responsibility For Flight 253 Christmas Day Bombing Attempt

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Osama bin Laden endorsed the failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and threatened new attacks against the United St...

The Twisted and Dangerous Republican Record on Terrorism

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We all understand that Americans have a short attention span, and an even shorter memory, but the Republicans are really counting on it as they exploit the post-underpants bomber freakout.

Melinda Dennis, Northwest Flight 253 Passenger, Describes Attempted Terror Attack (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Melinda Dennis, one of the passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, the plane that was the scene of an attempted terror attack on Christmas day, s...

Full-Body Scans v. Nude Screenings: A Back-of-the-Envelope Calculation

David Colarusso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Colarusso

I'm currently trapped in an airport terminal waiting for my delayed flight, and in the wake of the Christmas day terrorist attempt, I can't help but ponder the question of full-body scans.

Northwest Airlines Flight 253: Passengers Help Foil Attack On Detroit-Bound Plane

AP | LARRY MARGASAK and COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — A 23-year-old Nigerian man who claimed ties to al-Qaida was charged Saturday with trying to destroy a Detroit-bound airliner, just a m...

PolitiFact: Dick Cheney Falsely Says Obama Won't Admit The U.S. Is At War Against Terrorists

PolitiFact.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his latest attack on President Barack Obama, former Vice President Dick Cheney seized on the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound jetliner to sugge...