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Number Of Names In Terror Database Soars To 875,000

Reuters | Mark Hosenball | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - The number of names on a highly classified U.S. central database used to track suspected terrorists has jumped to 875,...

Matt Sledge

Terrorism Agency A Federal 'Pre-Crime' Squad

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

An obscure counterterrorism agency now has access to an array of data on ordinary Americans so vast and with so few restrictions that critics are like...

Andrea Stone

Big Changes On No-Fly List

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of U.S. citizens and green card holders on the FBI's terror watch list has more than doubled since Christmas 2009, when the a...

Al Qaeda Kills 20, Captures 25 In Attack On Yemen Army Base

AP | BY AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen — Al-Qaida militants staged a surprise attack Monday on a Yemeni army base in the south, killing 22 soldiers and capturing 25 just ...

Family Of Underwear Bomber Shocked

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

DETROIT (AP) — The family of a Nigerian man sentenced to life in prison for trying to destroy an international jetliner says the case brought them "...

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...

Passengers On Underwear Bomber's Flight To Speak

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

By ED WHITE -- The Associated Press A Nigerian man returned to court Thursday to be sentenced to life in prison for trying to destroy a Detroit-bou...

New Details Emerge In Attempted Terrorist Attack

AP | By ED WHITE | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

DETROIT -- A Nigerian who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane began his path to terrorism with a text message from a top al-Qaid...

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...

No-Fly List More Than Doubled In Past Year

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 04.02.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has more than doubled, to about 21,000 names, its secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from ...

Underwear Bomber's Sentence Postponed

AP | By ED WHITE | Posted 01.07.2012 | World

DETROIT -- A judge on Friday postponed the sentencing of a Nigerian who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner but said passengers who can't make t...

Man Sues For Injuries Sustained In 2009 Underwear Bomber Attack

AP | Posted 12.22.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York man has sued two airlines for $10 million in damages for injuries he says he incurred when he jumped on a Nigerian man who trie...

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.

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 ...

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.

The War Against Iran Begins

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

If Jeffrey Goldberg's irresponsible myth-building sounds familiar, it's because this is exact the same "journalmalism" technique utilized in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion.

Airport Body Scanners Are Unused In Nigeria

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

LAGOS, Nigeria — Body scanners bought for Nigeria's international airports in the wake of a Christmas Day bomb attempt remain unused months late...

Dutch Man Tries To Board Plane With Loaded Pistol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A 35-year old Dutch man has been arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport as he was trying to board a flight to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao ...

Understanding How the Privileged Become Violent Fanatics

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Atran

Enthralled by the economic opportunities of globalization, we are failing to manage the global crisis of cultures that is shattering social and political peace, and turning marginalized youth to violent extremism.

Quarles Public Safety Exception--Constitutional and Proven Effective!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

It was gratifying to see several news accounts yesterday revealing that the FBI finally relied on the "public safety exception" to the Miranda rule to interview the so-called Times Square attempted bomber suspect, Faisal Shahzad.

Bombing on the Analysis of the Times Square Bomb Plot

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Klarevas

The failure of Shahzad's plot serves as a reminder that the capabilities available to terrorists seeking to harm us are drastically limited. This lesson seems to have been lost on the plethora of terrorism "experts" that took to the airwaves this week.

Jason Linkins

Faisal Shahzad Arrest: John McCain Is Upset Times Square Bomber Was Mirandized

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain doesn't seem to know that Mirandizing criminal suspects is something that we do here in America. Especially in instances where the goal is to make the suspect "face charges" that potentially result in a "death sentence."

Shahzad Faisal Proves We Are Still Asleep at the Wheel

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamara N. Holder

Does Homeland Security want us to believe that the only terrorists we should fear are those who are already in the United States? These mean are all around the globe; they are not just the guys on no-fly lists.

VIDEO: Underwear Bomber Doing Weapons Training In Yemen

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON - A video has surfaced showing accused Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab training with al-Qaida in Yemen. The video, obt...

A Time To Act But Not React

Joshua Geltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Geltzer

The strategic success or failure of terrorist operations depends less on the terrorist thrust than on the counter-terrorist parry. It is a time for us to act -- but not to react.