Mark Fallon provided the keynote presentation on countering violent extremism to over 500 international police officials at the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) conference in Lexington, Kentucky. The IAWP was established in 1915 to strengthen, unite and raise the profile of women in criminal justice internationally...
In what amounts to a fight over who gets to write the history of the Sept. 11 attacks and their aftermath, the Central Intelligence Agency is demanding extensive cuts from the memoir of a former F.B.I. agent who spent years near the center of the battle against Al Qaeda. The agent, Ali H. Soufan, argues in the book that the C.I.A. missed a chance to derail the 2001 plot by withholding from the F.B.I. information about two future 9/11 hijackers living in San Diego, according to several people who have read the manuscript. And he gives a detailed, firsthand account of the C.I.A.'s move toward brutal treatment in its interrogations...
Only a handful of counterterrorism agents really understood the threat in 2001 -- a tight group from various intelligence and law enforcement agencies who for years had tried unsuccessfully to sound the alarm. Robert McFadden, a longtime counterterrorism investigator with the U.S. Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), was one of them. When the first plane hit the World Trade Center's North Tower, McFadden was where he had been for much of 2001, in Sanaa, Yemen. He was a member of the team investigating the attack on the USS Cole, which Al Qaeda had bombed a year earlier in the harbour of Aden, killing 17 American sailors.
A wannabe jihadist is calling for the head of David Letterman after the host gloated on air about the death of Osama bin Laden's one-eyed Pakistani lieutenant. In a seething rant on the Shumukh al-Islam Web forum - and translated by the SITE Institute - the radical called this week for U.S. counterparts to assassinate Letterman and...
Norway's initial reaction to the killing spree of anti-Muslim Anders Behring Breivik was to respond with "democracy and openness" and not let it change Norwegian society. However, anti-terrorism experts believe it is increasingly clear that the government bombing and mass shooting -- the country's worst tragedy since World War II -- will change the way the small and trusting Nordic nation handles domestic security risks...