Part 2: U.S. tribunals at Guantanamo Christiane asks the lead prosecutor at Guantanamo about the criticism of U.S. tribunals, with comments from Ali Soufan
News media claim to have uncovered the true story behind headlines involving a would-be bomber in Yemen, who was allegedly developing a more sophisticated underwear bomb that could be used for a terror attack. The Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and New York Times all in the span of twenty-four hours managed to speak with sources that confirmed an international sting operation had been unfolding. Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency and the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were cooperating and the would-be bomber was an informant tasked with convincing al Qaeda to give him the new and improved bomb so he could hand it over to the United States...
An al Qaeda plot, hatched in Yemen, to blow up a commercial aircraft over United States air space was exposed by the CIA, but many questions remain unanswered. Ali Soufan, former FBI counter terrorist agent and leading expert on al Qaeda in Yemen, appeared exclusively on Amanpour Tuesday. His unique insights help provide the story behind the story...
Ali Soufan, CEO of The Soufan Group discusses the foiled underwear bomb plot in Yemen as it serves as a stark reminder of al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP's, primary mission - bring down an American plane...
Fahd al-Quso, a senior Al Qaeda militant linked to the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, a Navy destroyer harbored in the port of Aden, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Yemen yesterday, according to authorities there ... less well-known in Al-Quso's saga is that he was also at the center of a debate about whether American intelligence agencies could have prevented 9/11. Former FBI interrogator Ali Soufan told FRONTLINE last year that his interrogation of al-Quso after the USS Cole attack brought him close to uncovering the 9/11 plot...