[credit provider=”AP Images”] The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Nayef, has died, the Wall Street Journal reports.He was in his 70s.
[credit provider=”YouTube”] Little details are leaking out from the from the new book “Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency” by journalist Daniel Klaidman. Earlier this week we heard about the president’s “kill list” which State Department lawyer Harold Koh handled “like baseball cards”
Just weeks after President Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, senior administration officials granted two Hollywood filmmakers unusually high-level access to information about the operation, including private meetings with a SEAL Team 6 commander and a tour of the secret CIA “Vault” where the mission was planned, […]
[credit provider=”screenshot” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JadokT_piGY”] He is al-Qaeda’s most valued bomb maker and the mastermind behind explosive devices only an “evil genius” could dream up.That’s how a U.S. official has to referred to 30-year old Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri from Yemen’s al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP.
American officials revealed today that the thwarted Al Qaeda suicide bomber who planned to blow up a U.S.-bound jet on Osama bin Laden’s birthday was actually a double-agent working with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, according to multiple news reports.
[credit provider=”AP Photo/Stuart Ramson”] The news came through the other day that U.S. intelligence had thwarted a terror-plot timed with the anniversary of Bin Laden’s death. According to the AP, that mission also uncovered the latest weapon of terror in al-Qaeda’s arsenal: an updated underwear bomb.
Twin suicide bombings today in the restive city of Idlib in northwest Syria left at least eight people dead and suggests that the nascent insurgency against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad could be shifting to jihdaist tactics that have been a hallmark of conflicts in Iraq and the Palestinian territories.
[credit provider=”AP Images”] AL-QAEDA’S MAIN SPOKESMAN in the United States was preparing a message to the people of Ireland in an attempt to encourage the country to convert to Islam, new documents have revealed.A series of documents seized during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, which have been published […]
New Pew Research shows that one year after Osama bin Laden’s death, large majorities of Muslims in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey and Lebanon view Al Qaeda negatively.
[credit provider=”Daily Mail” url=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386813/Kill-Obama-Bin-Laden-plotted-assassinate-President.html?ito=feeds-newsxml”] As you may have heard, it’s the one-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Also coming up: the one-year anniversary of the first Freedom of Information Act requests for the photographs taken of bin Laden’s body.Obama and his re-election campaign have embraced bin […]
[credit provider=”AP”] In a statement posted to their website, Tuareg rebels in Mali have announced they will end fighting at midnight tonight.In the statement, the Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) say that they have captured enough land to form their own state, as has been the aim of the decades long Tuareg […]
[credit provider=”LuluP | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lulupine/385835852/”] Extremists have posted “detailed instructions” on a website with links to the terror group on how launch an attack this summer’s games in the capital.One member, called Abu Hija Ansari claimed the cyanide should be mixed with an unidentified hand cream so it could be […]
[credit provider=”United States Forces – Iraq (Inactive) [Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnfiraq/4522117375/”] NINETEEN PRISONERS including some with alleged al-Qaida links have escaped from an Iraqi prison in Kirkuk today, according to a police official.The official said that the detainees successfully escaped through a small window using ropes made out of blankets.
[credit provider=”AP”] This is almost unbelievable.Among the things found in Osama Bin Laden’s compound was a strategy memo, in which a fellow member of Al-Qaeda evaluated different American news networks and openly lamented the firing of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC.
[credit provider=”al-Sahab on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSO58P7FaVk”] This post originally appeared at The Blaze.Osama bin Laden may be dead, but Al Qaeda isn’t resting in peace. Intelligence reports suggest that Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s most visible leader, is working with Iran to plan an attack on the West. The New York Post has the details on the plot:
Dealbook reports that in a speech on Tuesday evening, former senior advisor to Morgan Stanley Lord Peter Levene decried the “present hysteria” about bonuses and drew the following comparison:
[credit provider=”Flickr | Truthout.org” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/truthout/4594060176/”] A former CIA officer who helped capture senior Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah in Pakistan was charged on Monday with disclosing classified information to journalists, including the name of a covert US intelligence officer.The case is unusual because it is an effort by the Obama administration to prosecute a former government official suspected of leaking […]
Lawyers on behalf of a suspected Al Qaeda agent have brought a case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasberg that alleges their client was tortured by CIA agents in a secret “black site” US base in Lithuania.
[credit provider=”YouTube”] The New York Times is out with details on a secret Obama administration memo used to authorise the killing of U.S.-citizen and leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Anwar al-Awlaki.Awlaki was killed last month in Yemen by a missile fired from a U.S. drone.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of MSNBC”] 2012 presidential candidate and perennial contrarian Ron Paul denounced President Obama today over what he called the “assassination” of U.S.-born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.”I don’t think that’s a good way to deal with our problems,” Paul told MSNBC this morning. “Al-Awlaki was born here; he […]
[credit provider=”YouTube”] The U.S. born radical Islamic al-Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaki was killed Friday in Yemen.CBS News confirmed with senior security correspondent David Martin that al-Awlaki was killed Friday morning in a U.S. drone strike.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of The Telegraph” url=”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/september-11-attacks/8759968/Al-Qaeda-leader-supports-Arab-Spring-in-911-anniversary-video.html”] Al Qaeda is marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11 with a new hour-long video, released on jihadist websites late Monday, according to the intelligence monitoring service SITE.The video, titled “The Dawn of Imminent Victory,” features a message from Al Qaeda’s new chief, […]
The Daily obtained a copy of the joint intelligence bulletin published by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security sent to local and state law enforcement officials warning of a possible terrorist attack coinciding with the anniversary of 9/11.
[credit provider=”Robert Johnson”] In response to a possible car bomb attack on New York’s bridges or tunnels, police in Manhattan Friday are checking every car coming into Times Square and stepping up security across the city.CBS News reports the “credible but unconfirmed al Qaeda threat” via a car bomb in […]
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed Friday that Al Qaeda is believed to be behind a potential terror plot timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Friday said that there was no specific evidence to suggest that a terrorist attack is imminent, but asked Americans to be on the alert with the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks just over one week away.
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[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Atiyah_Abd_al-Rahman_1.jpg”] Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, al Qaeda’s second in command was killed in Pakistan on August 22, according to the AP.An Obama senior administration official says:
[credit provider=”al-Sahab on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSO58P7FaVk”] In the 100-plus days since Osama bin Laden‘s death, his successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been a busy man. He has issued a series of audio messages reshaping al Qaeda’s message to adapt to the Arab revolutions and consolidated his grip on al Qaeda’s numerous franchises. […]
Raelynn Hillhouse, an American security analyst, has a new theory about how Osama bin Laden was able to escape detection while hiding in the same town as Pakistan’s military academy: the Pakistani government was protecting him, and Saudi Arabia was paying them to do it.
[credit provider=”al-Sahab on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSO58P7FaVk”] Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a new video praising Syrian protestors and calling them, “sons of the Levant, the front for freedom and martyrdom.”But in an interview with CNN, prominent Syrian activist Loay Hussein rejected al-Zawahiri’s attempt to insert al Qaeda into the popular […]
[credit provider=”ap”] The U.S. Treasury department today identified a network that serves as a conduit for funds that support Al Qaeda’s operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and that operates under “an agreement between al-Qaeda and the Iranian government.”The network is headed by Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, a prominent Iran-based al-Qaeda facilitator, […]
[credit provider=”AP”] The killing of Osama bin Laden was an incredible story, capturing the attention of American and creating national heroes out of SEAL Team Six.But is the story told by the United States government the correct one?
A Somalian terror group, with ties to Al Qaeda, allegedly recruited 21 young Minnesota men to fight and become suicide bombers.
[credit provider=”State Department”] Turkish authorities in three different cities arrested 15 individuals today who it accused of planning attacks in multiple locations, including one on the U.S. embassy in Ankara.The police had been tracking the leader of the group, identified only as C.I., for six months prior to the arrests. […]
[credit provider=”AFP/Getty Images/GlobalPost.com”] There is a puzzling silence in the global jihad that may portend a lack of confidence in al Qaeda’s new leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri. It’s been several weeks now since Al Qaeda’s core leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan announced that the Egyptian doctor and longtime second-in-command Zawahiri is […]
[credit provider=”ap”] Reuters reports terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda, are smuggling weapons out of Libya, as that country’s civil war continues.”Extremists in the Sahel region have taken advantage of the conflict in Libya to get arms,” Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told reporters during a visit to Algeria today.
[credit provider=”Daily Mail” url=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386813/Kill-Obama-Bin-Laden-plotted-assassinate-President.html?ito=feeds-newsxml”] Pakistan’s powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency has arrested a senior Pakistani doctor accused of abetting a CIA scheme to find DNA evidence that Osama bin Laden was living in Pakistan, the Guardian reports.The British newspaper reports that CIA agents recruited the doctor, Shakil Afridi, to organise a […]
[credit provider=”White House”] Yesterday the Associated Press profiled the CIA analyst who was responsible for putting together the pieces on the location of Osama bin Laden.
[credit provider=”AP”] A posthumous book from murdered Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad has hit bookstands in Pakistan, less than a month after his body was discovered in a canal outside Islamabad.The book, Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11, contains shocking revelations linking Al Qaeda to other […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Ahmed Abdulqadir Warsame, a member of Al Qaeda’s Somali affiliate Al Shabaab, was secretly brought to New York late last night to face terror charges in a civilian court, NBC reports.Warsame, who is allegedly responsible for coordinating the relationship between Al Shabaab and Al Qaeda, has been held on […]
Good morning. Here’s what you need to know:1. Standard & Poor’s managing director John Chambers told Reuters yesterday that the United States would immediately have its top-notch credit rating slashed to “selective default” if it misses a debt payment on August 4th. “If the U.S. government misses a payment, it […]
Buried under news of the President Barack Obama’s press conference, the White House issued another important release today outlining the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy.
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GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is the first 2012 contender out with a reaction to President Barack Obama’s speech, saying Obama is moving too slowly in removing U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Al Qaeda in Afghanistan is no longer a threat to the United States, a senior Obama administration official said this afternoon.The official said the United States hasn’t seen a terrorist threat from Afghanistan, “for the past seven or eight years.”
[credit provider=”An Honorable German via Flikr”] President Barack Obama will announce that 33,000 troops ordered to Afghanistan in the 2009 as part of the “West Point Surge” will return home to the United States by the end of summer next year, The New York Times reports.At least 10,000 of those […]
Good morning. Here’s what you need to know:1. President Obama will address the nation tonight at 8pm eastern time. He will reveal his schedule for the draw-down of US forces fighting in Afghanistan.
[credit provider=”discusspakistan.com”] Shortly after the May 2nd Seal Team Six raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Pakistan arrested Brigadier General Ali Khan for suspected ties to the same Islamic militants the army is supposedly fighting.The New York Times reports that the May 6th arrest marks the first time the Pakistani […]
Former U.S. Ambassador to India Thomas Pickering, a veteran and highly regarded US diplomat, says that the U.S. requires Pakistan’s help more than Pakistan needs American assistance.
“Reducing afterlife payment to 71 virgins.”
We missed last week’s “Weekend Reading” due to illness, but we’re back in business today. This being the weekend of the US Open Golf Championship and Father’s Day, we thought of Tiger Woods, who has been the best golfer in the world for so long that it’s hard to imagine […]
[credit provider=”AFP/Getty Images/GlobalPost.com”] Scary stuff.A new potential target list for terrorist attacks has been published on an Al-Qaida-affiliated website, NBC New York reports.
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[credit provider=”ap”] As President Obama consults with military commanders about US troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, a picture is starting to emerge of the two-year-old, “West Point surge.”According to the National Review, the “surge” of 30,000 additional U.S. troops has accomplished its two main goals: the re-taking of the pivotal Helmand […]
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Last week, before a closed session of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a senior CIA official was asked to rate — on a scale of 1-to-10 — Pakistan’s level of cooperation with the United States on counter-terrorism operations. “Three” he responded.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=US%20drone%20strikes&showact=results&sort=date&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1300383850&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=f4f8a776359b401a9c5016e51291c554&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Good morning! Here’s what you need to know:1. The Wall Street Journal reports: “President Barack Obama is considering how strongly to push for extending a payroll-tax break for workers and creating a new tax break for employers to jump-start the economy, reflecting White House concerns about joblessness […]
American intelligence officers have been so focused on tracking individual terrorists in failing states since 9/11 that they failed to predict the popular uprisings that have all but swept away decades of contacts and cooperation.
[credit provider=”The Rogue Blog” url=”http://www.joemcginniss.net/new-york-times-calls-sarah-palin-the-woman-who-might-be-president/Joe%20McGinniss”] Good morning! Here’s what you need to know:1. The New York Times reports: “Backed by tanks and helicopter gunships, government forces smashed what remained of an armed uprising in Jisr al-Shoughour, after residents fled into neighbouring Turkey.”
Ayman al-Zawahiri warns that Osama Bin laden will continue his reign of terror on the U.S. from the grave.
[credit provider=”ap”] The New York Times reports: “President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen suffered injuries far more extensive than previously known in an attack on his presidential palace last week, with burns over 40 per cent of his body, Yemeni officials and Western diplomats said Tuesday.” The Yemeni president’s condition precludes […]
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgDI2iGSn3k”] In a new video U.S. born Al Qaeda leader Adam Gadahn calls out to American Muslims to obtain weapons from gun shows and carry out one man attacks across America.Produced by Al Qaeda’s as Sahab, the clip is an odd melange of Gadahn speaking between clips of […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Cupcakes Nouveau” url=”http://www.cupcakesnouveau.com/menu/”] When aspiring terrorists downloaded the article “How To Make A Bomb In The Kitchen Of Your mum” from an Al Qaeda website, they were met with text for “The Best Cupcakes in America” from the Ellen DeGeneres Show.This was the result of cyber-warfare operations […]
[credit provider=”AP Images”] Somali militant group al Shabaab claimed June 2 on its website that the suicide bomber who killed three soldiers in a May 30 attack on an African Union peacekeeping base in Mogadishu was a 25-year-old Somali-American from Minnesota who moved to Somalia two years ago.The man, Abdullalli […]
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/5343896666″] The Pentagon announced that Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four co-conspirators are being charged, a second time, through military commissions at Guantanamo Bay.According to a report by NBC New York, the families of 9/11 victims received letters from the Office of Military Commissions advising […]
The Mumbai attack trial in Chicago, Illinois produced a bit of news today: Al Qaeda was planning to kill the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed-Martin, Robert Stevens. The terror organisation was reportedly irked that drones made by Lockheed-Martin were wreaking such havoc on Al Qaeda encampments and supposed […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of U.S. Army” url=”http://usarmy.vo.llnwd.net/e1/-images/2010/12/08/94098/size0-army.mil-94098-2010-12-09-061229.jpg”] How to commemorate those who have laid down their lives for their country? Memorial Day wasn’t much of an issue in my childhood. 100 years after the Civil War, most white Southerners still considered this a Yankee holiday. Robert E. Lee’s birthday, a state holiday […]
Do you think that Secretary of State Clinton flew all the way to Islamabad to “try to smooth over” relations between the United States and Pakistan? I don’t.
It appears Osama bin Laden’s death has served as a call to arms for foreign jihadists looking to take revenge on the U.S. and Pakistan for Osama bin Laden’s death.
Al Qaeda just posted perhaps the final audio recording of Osama bin Laden on Islamist websites.
Al Jazeera reported today that Al Qaeda has appointed an Egyptian “militant” — Saif al-Adel — as its “temporary leader” following the execution of Osama bin Laden by US special forces. The report got a lot of play in the press. It is probably not true.
Al Qaeda is getting back to business following the assissination of Osama Bin Laden.
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/3656555859″] By now, everyone has heard of SEAL Team Six, the special ops forces that killed the world’s most wanted terrorist.The team, formally known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DevGru, is part of the Joint Special Operations Command, the U.S. military’s most […]
When they ruled Afghanistan, the Taliban scorned modern technology. Now that they’ve launched their spring offensive against the Afghan government and coalition forces, they’ve embraced micro-blogging.
[credit provider=”ABC News” url=”http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/young-wife-defended-osama-bin-laden-navy-seals/story?id=13525087″] In their search for intelligence from Osama Bin Laden’s wives, U.S. investigators are focusing on a a teacher of Arabic grammar he married in the 1980s named Shiman Sabar.According to the Indian Express, intelligence analysts will have a difficult time obtaining information from any of Bin […]
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[credit provider=”schumachergirl1956 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/schumigirl1956/1169163887/#/”] Good morning! Here’s what you need to know:1. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told the Economic Club of New York that “Republicans would insist on trillions of dollars in federal spending cuts in exchange for their support of an increase in the federal debt limit […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=Pakistan%20Bin%20Laden%20Reax&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1304697721&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=123088a7ff2f4f559f0dd3ee8a39da38&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Lawrence Wright, author of “The Looming Tower,” poses the right question in his most recent article for The New Yorker.”What would happen,” he asks, “if the Pakistani military actually captured or killed Al Qaeda’s top leaders?”
What do you think when you find out that your country’s national security establishment is coddling the world’s most wanted terrorist?
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[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=Pakistan%20Bin%20Laden%20Reaction&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1304359622&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=b5622f977d02479ca826af9eb9f967b1&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] What happened in Abbottabad a week ago made it clear that the slowly failing state of Pakistan must now make a choice: get its act together or enter a kind of strategic netherworld. Walter Mead’s cold and clear-headed analysis says publicly what US policy-makers, defence officials and intelligence […]
[credit provider=”wikipedia commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Masada_cobra1.jpg”] If it’s Friday, it’s Weekend Reading, a service for Business Insider readers who find themselves looking for the “big picture” of what is happening in the news. We recommend a “book of the week” and a number of articles and essays that we find especially interesting or […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=US%20drone%20strikes&showact=results&sort=date&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1300383850&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=f4f8a776359b401a9c5016e51291c554&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] The US war on “militants” in Pakistan continues unabated. Suspected CIA drones killed 15 people in a fierce missile attack on the Haqqani network, which has claimed responsibility for bombings in Pakistan and which regularly attacks NATO forces in Afghanistan. The Washington Post reports:CIA drone strikes in […]
Al-Qaeda confirmed the death of its leader Osama bin Laden, in a statement posted on jihadist Internet forums on Friday, the US monitoring group SITE Intelligence reported.
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The senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Saxby Chamblis, today said the Obama administration’s version of the Bin Laden raid differed from what CIA director Leon Panetta described to him on Sunday night.
[credit provider=”Telegraph” url=”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/8009819/Anwar-al-Awlaki-the-new-Osama-bin-Laden.html”] Posing as a lone Muslim extremist named Q Khan, reporters from The Sun emailed Osama Bin Laden’s successor and received detailed instruction on performing terrorism in the United Kingdom.The Sun unearthed the Al Qaeda leader’s email address in hidden material on an extremist inspired website and asked […]
[credit provider=”AP”] The entrenched regimes of the Middle East have been falling like dominos this year. Across the region, rulers once thought to be invincible have been toppled, backed into corners and threatened by a wave of public discontent and political turmoil. Osama bin Laden’s death marks yet another demise […]
The question that lingers after the raid on Abbottabad is what, if anything, did Osama bin Laden accomplish? The honest answer is: more than anyone would care to admit.
[credit provider=”AP”] The Saudi Interior Ministry said today that a senior Al Qaeda member on the kingdom’s most-wanted list has turned himself in.Khaled al-Qahtani contacted Saudi security authorities from an undisclosed country and said he wanted to return to Saudi Arabia, the Associated Press reports. He has since been reunited […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=mfe&kw=%22Osama%20bin%20Laden%22&id=622316&showact=results&sort=date&cfas=CATEGORYNAME%3ACATEGORY&sh=10&dteaf=5%2F1%2F2011&kwstyle=or&adte=1304337788&moid=150109&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&CATEGORYNAME%3ACATEGORY=NOT%20SPANi&rids=86534e9081314073920a0412c5b1cf7f&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Good morning! Here’s what you need to know:1. Navy Seals who conducted the raid on Osama bin Laden’s “mansion” in Pakistan carried off five computers, 10 hard drives and more than 100 storage devices, such as DVDs and removable flash drives. Intelligence officials are hopeful that these […]
Frontline spent the previous six months investigating the work of Osama Bin Laden, and the men who did his bidding.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=mfe&kw=%22Osama%20bin%20Laden%22&id=622316&showact=results&sort=date&cfas=CATEGORYNAME%3ACATEGORY&sh=10&dteaf=5%2F1%2F2011&kwstyle=or&adte=1304337788&moid=150109&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&CATEGORYNAME%3ACATEGORY=NOT%20SPANi&rids=86534e9081314073920a0412c5b1cf7f&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] The Gallup organisation took a “snapshot” poll of Americans last night to find out what the American people thought about the daring raid on Osama bin Laden in Abbottaban, Pakistan. Unsurprisingly, there was overwhelming approval (93%) for the strike. Also as one would expect, the US military garnered […]
President Obama’s policy in Afghanistan has been described as “Hello, I must be going.” When he announced the US troop surge in the fall of 2009, he also announced the date that the US would begin to draw down its forces. The specific date he announced for the draw down […]
The next leader of Al Qaeda could be Ayman Al-Zawiya, a member of Bin Laden’s inner circle who has evaded capture.
[credit provider=”The Pentagon” url=”goo.gl/VIcK5″] Good morning! Here’s what you need to know.1. Al Qaeda is working hard to seize the fruits of the Arab Spring and to establish a caliphate, writes Richard Clarke, who served as President Clinton’s counter-terrorism coordinator. Osama bin Laden’s death doesn’t change that.
[credit provider=”CSIS via Flikr”] Obama’s top counterterrorism official John Brennan conceded today that Osama bin Laden would not have been able to hide out in an expensive compound 30 miles northeast of Islamabad, just kilometers away from a Pakistani military training centre, without some kind of help from inside Pakistan.”It’s […]