NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Israeli Aviation Security Falls Short, Says FAA

The FAA's findings come one year after an Israeli committee told the government that aviation security is in a "catastrophic state."

GAO: Much Work Remains in Information Sharing Effort

Stakeholders cite progress in the post-9-11 effort to establish a universal Information Sharing Environment (ISE), but the government's watchdog agency says large issues remain unresolved.

Al Qaeda Recruits Europeans and Americans for Attack Against Israel, Israeli Intelligence Reports

Intelligence officials fear the international terrorist organization will establish ties with local terrorist groups.

Managing Flood Risk a Shared Responsibility, Army Official Says

The federal government is not the only player in protecting the country from flooding, an Army official told a congressional hearing today.
 




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