8. Terrorism is not an enemy. It's a tactic, one used by many different kinds of people in causes of varying moral hues. Declaring all those people one's enemy is criminally reckless. But it's a damn good way for a government to achiev
Iran, Syria, North Korea and more than 100 other nations are pushing to broaden the world's definition of "terrorism" to include the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
Just a few hours before the attack, I was walking down one of the corridors of the Pentagon that was later obliterated by the hijacked aircraft. After most of D.C. went home early, I did media interview after media interview about the attacks.
The "war on terror" - and by terrorists - has directly killed a minimum of 62,006 people, created 4.5 million refugees and cost the US more than the sum needed to pay off the debts of every poor nation on earth.
Yet Lehman's farm, from which he runs a small popcorn business, was recently declared a target for terrorists. State security officials included it in a list of assets considered potential victims of attack, most likely by Islamic fanatics.
In his zeal to fight terror, ex-cop Ferry twisted the truth about the radio - capable of contacting commercial pilots from the ground - and triggered an investigation that needlessly landed Higazy in jail for a month.
Americans have squandered the goodwill that prompted France's Le Monde newspaper to proclaim "We are all Americans" that somber day after the attacks, and the Iraq war and US policies have made the world less safe in the 5 years since.
Al Qaeda used the fifth anniversary of September 11 to urge Muslims to hit Western interests and said U.S. allies Gulf Arab states and Israel would be the next targets in a campaign to seal the West's economic doom.
"I think the more likely terrorist in this country in the next 5 to 10 years, is a 17-year-old kid who self-radicalizes on the Internet and decides he is going to make a suicide bomb, which he reads about on the Internet, and goes up and blows u
To consider whether U.S. President George W. Bush is winning his "global war on terror" five years after al-Qaeda's devastating 9/11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon, one has only to look at the news of the past few days.
A videotape posted on the Internet, purportedly by al-Qaida, showed previously unseen footage of a smiling Osama bin Laden and other commanders in a mountain camp apparently planning the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington.
President George W. Bush scheduled a prime-time speech on the fifth anniversary of September 11 on Monday amid acrimonious election-year debate over whether America is safer and who is to blame for the attacks.
A tape of Osama bin Laden and other al Qaeda members purportedly preparing for the Sept. 11 attacks has aired. It showed bin Laden personally and directly supervising the planning of the attacks.
A new counterterrorism strategy released by the White House describes al-Qaeda as a significantly degraded organization, but outlines potent threats from smaller networks and individuals motivated by al-Qaeda ideology, a lack of freedom and "twi
Major General Shaukat Sultan Khan, press secretary to the president of Pakistan, tells ABC News that -- if found -- Osama bin Laden won't be arrested, as long as he promises to behave like a "peaceful citizen."
Decentralized cells of Islamic terrorists operating in nations such as Canada pose a growing threat to the US as if fights the war on terror 5 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, US President George W. Bush said Tuesday.
Following is a series of detailed snapshots from around the world describing how five years of the war against terrorism have impacted individual regions of the globe.
On September 10 and 11, ABC is planning to air a “docudrama” called “Path to 9/11,” billed as “an objective telling of the events of 9/11.” In fact, the film was written by an unabashed conservative who twists the facts to blame President Clinton.
Five years ago, the United States fired its first shots in the post-Sept. 11 war on terror here in Afghanistan, evicting al-Qaida and toppling the Taliban regime that hosted Osama bin Laden's network. Today, the United States and its allies ar
Far from ending terrorism, George Bush's tactics of using overwhelming military might to fight extremism appear to have rebounded, spawning an epidemic of global terrorism that has claimed an estimated 72,265 lives since 2001, most of them Iraqi
Despite a sharp increase in the prosecution of terrorism cases just after Sept. 11, 2001, only 14 of the defendants have been sentenced to 20 years or more in prison, according to a study based on Justice Department data.
Sir Peter Ustinov's brilliant maxim: "Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich."
Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has accused America's main intelligence agency of involvement in the 2002 Bali suicide bombings, which claimed the lives of 202 people, including 88 Australians. Bashir, the spiritual leader
According to an article in The New Republic, Britain now presents a greater security threat to the United States than Iran or Iraq. "In the wake of this month's high-profile arrests, it can now be argued that the biggest threat
Muhammad Ismail, a 45-year-old naturalized citizen born in Pakistan, and his 18-year-old son, Jaber Ismail, who was born in the US, have not been charged with a crime. Would not be allowed back into the country unless they agreed to FBI interrogation
Two new reports criticize the US's handling of Iran, just as the West gauges Iran's response to a proposal meant to rein in Tehran's nuclear ambitions. One report says the US war on terror has strengthened Tehran, the other slams America*
For the past 5 years, Americans have been regulalrly regaled with dire predictions of another major al Qaeda attack in the US. In 2003, a group of 200 senior government officials and business executives, many of them specialists in security
By a wide margin, a British poll says Prime Minister Tony Blair's foreign policy and alliance with U.S. President George Bush has made Britain a terror target.
Canadian officials had stopped Benatta as he entered the country from Buffalo to seek political asylum. On that Sept. 11, he was quietly transferred to a U.S. immigration lockup where a day passed before sullen FBI agents told him what the rest of th
Al-Ameh says her 2 sons, ages 21 and 16, were never involved with the Hezbollah militants who for the past month battled Israeli forces in Lebanon. Now, she says she will insist both join the Shiite Muslim militia. "They don't want to, but I