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Al-Qaida hit by cyber attack

A cyber attack has left al-Qaida in the dark, hurting its recruitment and propaganda efforts in the wake of a State Department designation that is curtailing its fundraising work.

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 08:03am EST

Tags: terrorism, cyber attack, jj green

The Situation: The shifting of the guard

The shift change from the Bush national security team to the Obama national security team was no laughing matter.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 07:17am EDT

Tags: James Jones, Barack Obama, cdc, The Situation

The Situation: The state of U.S. national security in 2012

Sept. 10, 2008 and today, Sept. 10, 2012, are almost identical when you consider several national security facts.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 09:54am EDT

Tags: j.j. green, Barack Obama, G.W. Bush, Abdallah Nafisi, The Situation, Ronald Burgess, James Jones

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In Africa, choosing curfews over chaos

Terrified by roving bands of killers, a farmer in northern Nigeria told her customers last week that she would not be able to make her deliveries.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 07:17am EDT

Tags: j.j. green, Nigeria, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, Boko Haram, State Department, Daniel Benjamin, Bruce Wharton

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Al-Qaida training recruits to dodge drones

Operatives for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula know they're being watched by U.S. intelligence, and they're taking specific steps to stay alive.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 12:45pm EDT

Tags: AQAP, Anwar al-Awlaki, Phil Mudd

'Luck' a key role in preventing terror, will run out

Yemen has been high on the Central Intelligence Agency's radar before they they disrupted the most recent suicide plot there, set to sneak explosives through security and onboard an airplane by concealing a non-metalic device in a suicide bomber's underwear. This technology far more advanced than the intelligence community previously thought of al-Qaida's abilities.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Tags: Ibrahim al Asiri, Osama Bin Laden, MJ Gohel, Paul D. Shinkman, Michael Hayden

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Terrorists eye small airplanes

Al-Qaida's most recent edition of Inspire magazine urges sympathizers to take advantage of opportunities to attack Americans in the U.S. homeland, using whatever means necessary.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 04:20am EDT

Tags: Fred Burton, Mike Braun, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Jay Joseph, jj green, national security

Many of today's terrorists are 'American kids'

"The terrorists that we're prosecuting today, in many instances are American kids, who grew up in suburban high schools and you can still see them on the pages of the drama club or the skateboard club," says Neil MacBride, U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 10:33am EDT

Tags: Zachary Adam Chesser, al-Shabab, Neil MacBride, U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Yonathan Melaku, Jubair Ahmad, Lashkar-e-Taiba,

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Al-Qaida: The end in sight

There is widespread agreement that al-Qaida's reign is over. It's just a matter of time before the remaining leaders and fighters are killed, captured or give up.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 09:37am EST

Tags: Osama Bin Laden, national security, j.j. green, counterterrorism

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