NEWS & ANALYSIS

MIT Makes Significant Solar Energy Storage Discovery

MIT researchers have found an inexpensive way to store solar energy, which may lead to a revolution in the practical applications for solar power.

Top Al Qaeda Commander Killed in Pakistan

Al Qaeda has confirmed the death of one of its leading commanders in an apparent American airstrike in Pakistan's lawless tribal region.

TSA on Track with Canine Explosive Detection Teams

If TSA continues to meet its goals, the GAO says 720 canine explosive detection teams should be patrolling airports and mass transit systems in 2009.

DHS Releases National Emergency Communications Plan

The Department of Homeland Security releases its National Emergency Communications Plan, which aims to improve communications and interoperability within and between states.

President Bush Overhauls Intelligence Community

The executive order, signed yesterday, restructures the intelligence community and gives more power to the Director of National Intelligence.

Al Qaeda in Iraq's Chief May Have Left Iraq for Afghanistan

Intelligence reports and al Qaeda in Iraq leaders say the terrorist organization's chief, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has left Iraq for Afghanistan. Whether that signals the jihad's defeat in Iraq is being debated by the U.S. military, the Sunni insurgency, and Iraqi intelligence.

Ideological and Theological Divisions Harm al Qaeda, Experts Say

Recent jihadist critiques of al Qaeda's tactics and ideology have harmed the terrorist organization's reputation and credibility among radical Islamists.

EU Fears New U.S. Pilot Program Acts as Visa in Disguise

The U.S.'s new Electronic System for Travel Authorization mandates that all foreign travelers from visa-waived countries fill out an online questionnaire three days before entering the country.

Upheaval in Nigerian Oil Region is a Fresh Challenge to Government

Nigerian rebels go on rampage, kidnapping oil workers and blowing up pipelines. Government control over the Niger Delta is slipping fast and oil workers are at risk.

DHS Stresses the Dangers of Improvised Explosive Devices

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says almost every Western terrorist attack since 9-11 has involved improvised explosive devices.
 




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