Ali Soufan, a veteran former FBI counterterrorism agent, noted that the compound is located in a town heavily populated by current and former Pakistani military officers ? and is relatively free of any terrorist activity. "There's no way he could have been sitting there without the knowledge of some people in the ISI and the Pakistani military," said Soufan.
TO the Qaeda members I interrogated at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere in the aftermath of 9/11, Osama bin Laden was never just the founder and leader of the group, but also an idea. He embodied the belief that their version of Islam was correct, that terrorism was the right weapon, and that they would ultimately be victorious. Bin Laden's death on Sunday did not kill that idea, but did deal it a mortal blow...
Mark Fallon, the QIASS Program Manager for the Countering Violent Extremism Study did a presentation at the Saban Center for Middle Eastern Policy at the Brookings Institution titled: "Defusing the Bomb: Reversing the Process of Radicalization and Preventing Political Violence."
The outcome of this conflict will have a domino effect that will impact not only on Africa, but the Middle East, Russia, the Far East, Europe and the US. It is an outcome that has to be very carefully managed for those reasons...
U.S. military prosecutors on Wednesday charged one of the most prominent detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in a death penalty case that could prove to be a major test of the nation"s revised system of military commissions...