NEWS & ANALYSIS

Homegrown Terrorism Risk Real Says NYPD

The New York Police Department's Intelligence Division has released a report on the homegrown terrorism threat facing the city and the United States.

The report says that while the threat from al Qaeda's core still persists, a new threat has emerged from radicalized local residents or citizens or both.

Presidential Hopefuls on U.S. Security

Presidential hopefuls Senator Barak Obama (D-IL) and the former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney each made news yesterday offering how they would improve the security of the United States.

The Insurgent That Wasn't

With all the kinetic commentary on the National Intelligence Estimate's analysis that al Qaeda is resilient and revamping to attack the United States, comes this interesting bit of news about the leader of its affiliate in Iraq, al Qaeda in Mesopotamia: He's a ghost.

3 Found Guilty of Failed 2005 London Bombings

The BBC reports that three men have been found guilty of plotting to carry out suicide bombings on London's transport network on July 21, 2005.

Jihadi Doctors Will Attack U.S.?

The United Kingdom's Daily Telegraph features a disturbing piece on terrorist discussion of doctors striking the United States, as in last week's botched attacks in London and Glasgow .

White House Wants 3 New Categories for Detainees

Ever since enemy combatants in the "war on terrorism" were detained at Guantanamo prison, a debate has raged between those who believe Guantanamo prison and the legal limbo it represents is a necessary evil in this new age of spectacular terrorism and those who believe it is an erosion of our Constitution and the due process rights it affords.

Private Contractors from Iraq Suffering PTSD and Other Problems.

It's no secret the U.S. military in Iraq relies on a vast army of private contractors - about 126,000 - to help bolster U.S. troops occupying and stabilizing Iraq. But unlike soldiers returning from Iraq suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who can rely on government care, private contractors who return must face their demons alone, relying on the private healthcare system reports the New York Times.

UK: Two More Arrested in London and Glasgow Terrorist Plots

Two more suspects have been arrested for the failed attacks on London's nightclub district on Friday night and Saturday's failed attack at Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, reports the BBC and the New York Times. This brings the total arrested to seven.

Sources: UK airport, car bomb suspects are same

Authorities suspect the two men who drove an explosives-laden car into Glasgow's airport on Saturday are related.

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