Tag Archive for terrorism

makes perfect sense now

This story didn’t make a lot of sense to me at the time: Five employees of Britain’s national DNA database agency have been suspended amid allegations they had engaged in industrial espionage. The Mail on Sunday said the five Forensic…

fighting terrorism by committee

Eight months after President Bush signed a bill authorizing the CIA to resume using “enhanced interrogation techniques” on terrorism suspects, the administration has been unable to agree on what constitutes “humiliating and degrading treatment” of detainees. No hurry or anything.…

paging john mueller

Nothing to see here . . . Move along, people, move along . . . That’s unfai r. He didn’t say that there wasn’t any threat,  just that it was overblown. Still, how many cells/groups/plots do you have to break up…

our secret weapon in the long war?

While distrust colored most Americans’ treatment of the Japanese after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Army turned to U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry for help in understanding the enemy. "Army leaders knew that accurate and timely intelligence would be…

the importance of documents

A key piece of evidence in the case against purported terrorism operative Jose Padilla came from an Afghan man who told the CIA he found it in an al Qaeda safe house, according to new court filings. The man, unknown…

more IO: the internet (again)

Via Drudge: America’s top intelligence officer overseeing Iraq and Afghanistan says terrorists have made the Internet their most important recruiting tool. Brig. Gen. John Custer tells Scott Pelley that terrorist groups like Al Qaeda are influencing Islamic youth to join…

fallujah usa, revisited

Prudent and timely: The White House is staging a high-level exercise Saturday to test responses to the prospect of a massive domestic terrorist attack involving IEDs (improvised explosive devices)—the same deadly roadside bombs that have been used by insurgents against…