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    Masterminds of British Islamist Terror Plot Convicted

    Three men were convicted in Britain yesterday for a terror plot that sought to kill hundreds of people by using eight suicide bombers with backpacks full of explosives and armed with guns. The plot was uncovered by the British security service MI5, which recorded the men complaining that the July … More

    Islamist Threat Spreads from Mali into Nigeria, Threatening U.S. Energy Security

    French President Francois Hollande told reporters yesterday that Boko Haram, an Islamist terrorist group based in Nigeria, abducted a French family of seven, including four children, in northern Cameroon. Hollande noted the continuing role of France in the fight against Islamist radicals in Mali and said the French parents and … More

    Border Security as a Political Football

    In the increasingly politicized environment surrounding President Obama’s attempt to pass comprehensive immigration reform, border security again became the focus. In an attempt to take the issue of border security off the table, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claimed that “the border is secure. I believe the … More

    WATCH: The Intelligence and Security Failure in Libya

    Nearly one month ago, on the anniversary of September 11, terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. The Obama Administration’s failure to take bolster security in advance of the attack and its muddled response since then will be the … More

    58 More Reasons Boko Haram Should Be Designated a Terrorist Organization

    At least 58 people are dead in Nigeria, victims of another religiously motivated attack against Christians from the Muslim group Boko Haram. Hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists armed with guns and machetes infiltrated several Christian villages in central Nigeria on Saturday. The group released a statement stating that Christians in … More

    India's Arrest of Mumbai Attack Planner Shines Light on Pakistani Role

    With the arrest of terrorist handler Sayeed Zabiuddin Ansari (alias Abu Hamza) at the New Delhi air port on June 21, India has made a tremendous breakthrough in the investigations of the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166, including six American citizens. Indian investigators had been tracking Ansari, … More

    Anticipating the Next Terror Threat

    As the first anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden came to pass, European and American officials openly lamented the possibility of al-Qaeda operatives using creative ways to avenge their erstwhile leader’s demise. One idea provoking concern among national security experts surrounded the idea of using surgically implanted bombs … More

    Afghanistan: Negotiating While Withdrawing Is Poor Strategy

    In the wake of a U.S. Army staff sergeant’s murdering 16 Afghan civilians (mostly women and children), U.S. officials are contemplating the pace and scope of the U.S. troop drawdown from the country. At the same time, they are seeking a negotiated settlement with the Taliban leadership. U.S. and NATO … More

    Awlaki’s Death: What Does It Mean for the Horn of Africa?

    Earlier today, President Obama confirmed the death of Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born Islamist radical and an important leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). As a high-value target, Awlaki is said to have elevated AQAP to one of the most dangerous wings of the organization. He was a key … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 6, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. What would the founders do about welfare? – David Weinberger Law of Sea Treaty Could Cost U.S. Trillions – Steven Groves Obama’s Soft Socialism Herarlds a Gutless New World – Brian … More