Experts are concerned we could see more attempts at a terrorist attack like Faisal Shahzad's botched Times Square bombing last year. For the last decade, the elusive Osama Bin Laden was the face of terror for New Yorkers - even as he spent his final years hidden halfway around the world. The next generation of terrorists could live much closer to home...
Washington (CNN) -- The clock is ticking for U.S. security agencies to swiftly dissect and act upon key information gleaned from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. Don Borelli, a former counterterrorism special agent with the FBI, characterized the data mining going on now as the "calm before the storm..."
Ali Soufan put the pieces together in 1997, long before most other American investigators had even heard the name of the wealthy Saudi radical: Osama bin Laden was an enormous terrorist threat. For the next eight years, and with accelerated urgency after 9/11, Soufan traveled the world, from the smoldering wreckage of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen to the interrogation rooms at Guantanamo Bay, teasing out crucial clues to the shadowy structure of Al Qaeda. When word came that bin Laden was finally dead, Soufan was at home in New York, assembling something nearly as puzzling: a swing set for his newborn twin sons.
Washington (CNN) -- Within hours of President Barack Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed, politics entered the fray. A small but vocal group of Republicans including former Bush administration officials began claiming that information obtained from waterboarding and other now-prohibited enhanced interrogation techniques led to the successful assault on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan...
It should happen with little or no fanfare, but it will still represent a moment that some thought might never occur: federal prosecutors in Manhattan are expected to file court papers this week that will formally ask a judge to dismiss all charges against Osama bin Laden...