Is Congress about to remove one of the most effective tools in our counterterrorism toolbox? They will if a bill introduced by Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) that is making its way through the Senate is passed. The legislation proposes indefinite military detention for all terrorism suspects, whether they?re picked up in East Africa or east Los Angeles, and essentially removes federal prosecution as a viable option.
Anwar al-Awlaki may be dead, but the two terrorists in Yemen most deserving of U.S. retribution remain alive and well. They are Jamal al-Badawi and Fahd al-Quso, two al-Qaeda members who in 2000 confessed to U.S. investigators their roles in the bombing of the USS Cole, which occurred 11 years ago today. The attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer, at the Yemeni port city of Aden, left 17 sailors dead and almost 40 injured...
U.S. interrogators turned an al Qaeda terrorist into a human polygraph machine while investigating the bombing of the USS Cole -- an attack whose eleventh anniversary is today. What has since happened to that operative helps explain why we're still fighting al Qaeda today...
One of the least publicized things about al Qaeda is that for every cunning terrorist mastermind, there are other members who would merit coverage on a show similar to "America's dumbest criminals..."
Over the first year of the Coalition, the Conservative Parliamentary Party has restrained itself over European issues. In part this is because it has recognised the need to focus on tackling the huge public deficit left behind by Gordon Brown and his protégé, Ed Balls. This break-out of...