NEWS & ANALYSIS

Al Qaeda's Most Wanted Operatives

Foreign Policy lists the organization's six top operatives still at large.

National Response Plan Lacks Substance Say Critics

The Washington Post reports on a September 11 congressional hearing in which state and local emergency responders raise fears that problems with disaster response that became evident during Hurricane Katrina are not fixed by the new National Response Framework from the Bush Administration.

Huge Earthquake off Sumatra Stokes Tsunami Fears

Coastal inhabitants fear a tsunami similar to 2004.

U.S. Surveillance Uncovered German Jihadists' Plot

U.S. head of intelligence confirms FISA helped U.S.uncover plot to attack American interests in Germany.

German Islamic Group Claims Credit for Attack

According to an AP report in USA Today,"The German Interior Ministry said Tuesday that the Islamic Jihad Union militant group has taken responsibility for planning last week's foiled terror bombings in Germany, adding that the U.S. air base at Ramstein was a target as well as U.S. and Uzbek consulates in Germany."

Turkey Says Significant Bombing Averted

The BBC News reports that "Sniffer dogs detected a van stuffed with explosives in the centre of the city, preventing a 'possible catastrophe,' Governor Kemal Onal said."

In Memoriam

Today marks the sixth anniversary of September, 11, 2001. On that crystal clear morning, 2,998 people perished due to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a downed plane on a stretch of land in Pennsylvania. Five of the victims were members of ASIS International. Each died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Will Belgium Go the Way of Yugoslavia or Czechoslovakia?

Belgium's three-month crisis continues. Is disintegration round the corner?

Osama Bin Trotsky?

Is Osama Bin Laden reading Marx and Chomsky?

Six Years After, America Better Protected

Two experts say that homeland security and intelligence efforts are more integrated and robust since that fateful September morning in 2001.
 




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