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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.

History Of US Bombings, Failed Attempts

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime

Here is a list of some of the worst bombings in the U.S. dating back to the 1800s, including some famous attempts that failed: _ April 15, 20...

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...

Meet Al Qaeda's Bomb Master

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri has built a reputation as al-Qaida's bomb-making savant one potential near miss at time: Explos...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Senate Rejects Republican Effort To Undercut Obama On Terrorism

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted early Friday to reject a Republican effort to prohibit the United States from prosecuting foreign terrorist suspects in...

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...

Al Qaeda Bomber Leaves Behind A Fingerprint

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The FBI has a fingerprint and forensic evidence linking al-Qaida's top bomb maker in Yemen to a trio of explosive devices used in r...