NEWS & ANALYSIS

United Kingdom to Beef up Security Once Again

Prime Minister Brown's new counterterrorism plan seeks to protect the nation's transportation infrastructure.

Mukasey Wins Approval

The new attorney general will replace Alberto R. Gonzales who left the post in August.

Congress Probes the Terrorist Watch List

Government investigators recommend strengthening the quality of the watch list data and its redress system.

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FBI: al Qaeda May Launch Holiday Assault Against Shopping Malls

The warning identifies shopping malls in Los Angeles and Chicago as targets.

Terrorist Prison Population to Explode in England and Wales

Prison officials say new high-security prisons will need to be built if estimates are correct.

Afghanistan: The Forgotten Front

A report out this week on the deterioration of the Afghanistan situation and the strengthening of the Taliban and al Qaeda coincides with the country's deadliest suicide attack since the overthrow of the Taliban.

Government Will Appeal Ruling on National Security Letters

The September ruling struck down a key provision of the U.S. PATRIOT Act.

Three More Ports Enroll in TWIC

Today workers will enroll at the ports of Tacoma, Washington; Honolulu,Hawaii; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Report: Border Security Shoddy at Land Ports of Entry

The Government Accountability Office reports traveler inspections at land ports are weak.

DHS Cuts Chemicals from Security Risk List

The agency amended its original list of chemicals to regulate due to industry pressure.
 




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