NEWS & ANALYSIS

On 9-11 Anniversary: How Strong is Al Qaeda?

According to interoggation documents of militant volunteers and counterterrorism experts and officials worldwide, al Qaeda is a fractured, cash-strapped organization unable to recruit enough footsoldiers to plot and execute spectacular attacks like those of 9-11, reports the Guardian.

Hotels Become a Favorite Target for Terrorists

Terrorist attacks against hotels have doubled since the events of September 11, 2001, says a private intelligence firm.

The Information DHS Stores on International Travelers

A recent Freedom of Information Act request reveals how much personally identifiable information the government collects and stores on international travelers.

Lone Hijacker Faked Juice Can as Bomb

The hijacking of an AeroMexico flight leaving from Cancun yesterday was the work of a lone, unstable man who told a flight attendant that a can of juice he was holding was a bomb.

AeroMexico Plane Hijacked by Three Men; Lands in Mexico City Safely

BREAKING: Mexican media reports three men have siezed a passenger plane and threatened to blow it up unless they are allowed to meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, according to a breaking Reuters report.

ELF Topples Two Radio Towers Outside of Seattle

Environmental extremists have laid claim to toppling two radio towers last week outside of Seattle, reports the Associated Press.

Saudi Suicide Bomber Hid IED in His Anal Cavity

An affiliate of al Qaeda has taken a page from the drug mule's playbook, hiding an improvised explosive device (IED) in the anal cavity of a suicide bomber who detonated himself in late August in Saudi Arabia, reports the Australian Associated Press (AAP).

Three Defendants in August 2006 Liquid Explosive Plot Convicted on Retrial

Three British Muslims were convicted on retrial yesterday for their August 2006 conspiracy to bring down seven planes with liquid explosives destined for locations across Canada and the United States.

Despite Contractor Scandal, U.S. Doubles Down on Private Security

Despite the scandal engulfing private embassy security in Afghanistan, the U.S. government will increasingly rely on private security contractors to protect U.S. personnel and property as U.S. troops leave Iraq.

Stolen or Lost Gadget's Owners Frustrated by Manufacturers' Policies

Owners of lost or stolen hi-end gadgets—such as Amazon's Kindle, smartphones, and Internet radios—have discovered an enraging, frustrating fact: the manufacturer knows where their property is but will not do much to help them get it back, reports The New York Times.
 




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