NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

32 al Qaeda Operatives Convicted in Yemen

The defendants were convicted of planning suicide bombings against oil and gas installations in the country.

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.

EU Proposes New Antiterrorism Laws

New proposal concentrates on terrorists using the Internet and mandating more passenger information for those flying to or from EU states.

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.

Italian Police Capture Mafia Boss But Crime Flourishes in Italy

The arrest of Salvatore Lo Piccolo is a rare success in the fight against the Sicilian Mafia, which has shown its resilience over the years.

Head of MI-5 Says Al Qaeda Grooming British Homegrown Terrorists

British intelligence has identified 2,000 people with links to international terrorism.

DHS Eases REAL ID Implementation Requirements

DHS may also back away from previous deadline requirements to make the plan more palatable to states.
 




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