An Iraqi man accused of being a key aide to Osama bin Laden and a top leader of al-Qaeda was arrested late last year on his way to Iraq and handed over to the CIA, the Pentagon announced yesterday, in what became the first secret overseas
For a limited time, you can download an MP3 version of this episode for free. In it, you will see Joseph Magulies, a lawyer for one of the detainees at Gitmo explain how the detention facility there was created to be an ideal interrogation facility.
A State Department report on terrorism due out next week will show a nearly 30 percent increase in terrorist attacks worldwide in 2006 to more than 14,000, almost all of the boost due to growing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. officials said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Federal agents today arrested a contract employee they said tampered with computers at the headquarters of the agency that controls California's electricity transmission.
From April, 23 to April 27, the elite echelon of the military are running Noble Resolve 07, a four-day marathon of "simulated" terror attacks across the US and Europe. This includes a simulated detonation of a "loose" ten-kiloton
Al-Qaeda is reaching out from its base in Pakistan to turn militant Islamist groups in the Middle East and Africa into franchises charged with intensifying attacks on western targets, according to European officials and terrorism specialists.
With all due respect and sympathy to the victims and their families of the Virginia Tech, Columbine and McDonalds shootings, the Oklahoma bombing, and other mass murders, these were not the worst mass murders of children in the US.
To deal with potential bioterrorism, the government will focus on buying new medicines for anthrax, smallpox and acute radiation syndrome, according to a Bush adminstration plan. The plan's release came on the same day that Democratic
Improvised Explosive Devices , the technology and materials to construct the current generation of such devices our boys are getting hit by. You don't need to go to Iran when the Internet will do just fine. (Solution: stop occupying foreign lands
On July 10, 2001, two months before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, then-CIA Director George J. Tenet met with his counterterrorism chief, J. Cofer Black, at CIA headquarters to review the latest on Osama bin Laden and his al-
French secret services produced 9 reports between Sept. 2000 and August 2001 looking at the al Qaeda threat to the US, and knew it planned to hijack an aircraft, Le Monde newspaper reported. [I'm sure they never mentioned it to us.]
Iraqi authorities had intelligence that militants were planning an attack on parliament before a suicide bombing at the building, a senior government source said on Friday. The attack on Thursday, which the US military blamed on al Qaeda
The US Treasury Dept has published a list of names that all Americans are responsible to know. If you do any business with the people on this list, you are subject to a potential $10 million and a 30 year prison sentence.
Posada was jailed in Venezuela for masterminding the October 6, 1976 bombing of a Cubana Airlines flight between Barbados and Cuba which killed all 73 on board. He later escaped and became involved with US CIA operations in Central America.
The pipeline carries oil from surrounding fields to storage tanks in Basra for export to the Gulf region, according to the official with the South Oil Co. But he said the tanks were full and export supplies had not yet been affected. The official, w
SECURITY surrounding the Dalai Lama has been tightened after reports of an attempt by the al-Qa'ida-linked terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba to assassinate the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader.
THE father of admitted terrorist David Hicks claimed he had been gagged from revealing facts about his son's five-year incarceration in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had written to him outli
Bisher al-Rawi also spoke of the "hopelessness" and "extreme isolation" suffered by detainees at the US military base in Cuba and asked to be granted time with relatives to come to terms with his "horrific experience".
This timeline contains events related to the period of 1992-1996 which shows Khalid Shaikh Mohammed lived in Qatar with their protection.
From 1993 to 2001, the FBI monitored a Florida cell of Islamic radicals starting in the early 90's, but no action is taken until after 9/11. Part of the cell included Jose Padilla. There's other interesting tidbits in this timeline as well.
After a raid on a suspected Al-Qaeda cell in Nairobi Kenya, a flurry of phone traffic, warning other operatives about the raid, is monitored by CIA and NSA. This was started in 1997. Makes you wonder what they were doing.
Timeline of KSM and Bin Laden shows KSM was in Al-Qaeda will before the 9/11 Commision stated in its report. (What a joke)
A US military tribunal gave Australian David Hicks a nine-month prison sentence in a plea deal that will see him free by the end of the year after admitting to training with Al-Qaeda.
Congress and the Bush administration should work together to allow the U.S. to permanently imprison some of the more dangerous Guantanamo Bay detainees elsewhere so the facility can be closed, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.
Insurgent leaders and Sunni Arab politicians say divisions between insurgent groups and Al Qaeda in Iraq have widened and have led to combat in some areas of the country, a schism that US officials hope to exploit. The Sunni Arab insurgent leaders
An Australian accused of helping the Taliban fight the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan pleaded guilty to providing material support for terrorism, a step lawyers said would assure his transfer from Guantanamo to a prison in Australia.
Australian David Hicks will become the first Guantanamo Bay inmate to face a U.S. military tribunal hearing on Monday, but a growing band of supporters want the trial scrapped and his case heard in an Australian court.
In his first weeks as defense secretary, Robert M. Gates repeatedly argued that the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, had become so tainted abroad that legal proceedings at Guantánamo would be viewed as illegitimate. Mr. Gates’s arguments w
(I really like this guy) "If it were up to me, I'd line 'em all up against a wall and shoot them." Such was the sentiment expressed by one of Richard Yancey's supervisors during his brief and robustly unpleasant stint as a col
A Yemeni portrayed as an al-Qaida operative and a member of a terrorist family confessed to plotting the bombings of the USS Cole and two U.S. embassies in Africa, killing hundreds, according to a Pentagon transcript of a Guantanamo Bay hearing.