| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:39 AM
DETROIT — A failed attempt to bring down an international flight over Detroit with a bomb in his underwear was retaliation for the killing of Muslims worldwide, a Nigerian man said Wednesday as he took a federal court by surprise and pleaded...
| May 17, 2011
| 1:31 PM
CAIRO, Egypt -- An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been appointed "caretaker" leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings.
Al Qaeda's interim...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Over the past two years, Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) global operational and ideological reach have added significant strategic depth to the besieged al-Qaida Senior Leadership organization (AQSL) in Afghanistan and Pakistan....
| Jul 11, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The debate over how the U.S. deals with suspected terrorists captured outside the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan flared up again last week when the Obama administration announced charges in New York against a Somali man with alleged ties to militant...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 8:24 AM
SANAA, Yemen -- Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al Qaeda who was once an imam at a San Diego-area mosque, was killed in a CIA drone strike in Yemen on Friday, U.S. officials said.
Al-Awlaki's death, confirmed by U.S. and Yemeni officials,...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 6:39 PM
Jay Stephen “Steve” Russell, 66, retired colonel U.S. Army, of Colbert, Wash., marched/parachuted into heaven Friday morning with his wife, Sharon, in his arms. Son, Jay, and daughter-in-law, Mary, as well as numerous family members and...
| Nov 11, 2008
Christopher Semple watched as the bombers took off from the airfield in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
It was January 1990, and once the planes were in the air, the Air Force staff sergeant had no choice but to wait to find out if the bombs on those planes met...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva Osama bin Laden may still be at large, eight years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but his organization "is under more pressure'' and "more vulnerable'' than at any time since those al Qaeda-launched attacks,......
| May 24, 2008
Life, as Kierkegaard pointed out, can only be understood retrospectively, but we must live it prospectively.
It's a disjunctive paradox, as true for the lives of nations as it is for those of individuals. Steve Coll's stunningly researched and grippingly...