Officials in the Obama administration have confirmed that a missile strike from a U.S. aircraft killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a senior al-Qaeda leader and radical Islamic propagandist in Yemen. The death of the American-born cleric is the latest in a string of U.S. targeted killingsfocusing on al-Qaeda leadership...
The Pentagon announced Thursday its decision to refer Abdul Rahim al-Nashiri, a former aide to Osama bin laden, to military court in Guantanamo Bay on charges of war crimes. Nashiri is considered the former al-Qaeda's leader most prominent aide and is suspected of masterminding the bombing of U.S. navy ship Cole in Yemen in 2000; 17 American soldiers died as a result of that attack...
Written by a former FBI agent, this is an absorbing and insightful account of America's fightback after 9/11...
Through all of this, through the additions of layers and layers of top secret bureaucracy, one mans efforts have truly made a difference. That man is Ali Soufan, a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent. He takes us through his journey in his new book, The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda...
"Unfortunately, we only have one Ali Soufan. Had American intelligence listened to him, 9/11 might never have happened. No one did more to unravel the story of al-Qaeda than Ali Soufan. Thankfully, he's left another legacy in this book. Anyone who wants to know what really happened should read it. It's an inspiring but wrenching story told from the heart of a great American." -- Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.