One Tip Can Get You on the Terrorist Watch List

By: Wednesday December 29, 2010 1:11 pm

The terrorist watch list has been beset with problems ever since it came into existence. Ted Kennedy showed up on the No Fly List, a cousin to the terrorist watch list, back in 2004. 8 year-olds can’t get themselves off it. Clearly, the smaller and more focused a watch list, the better for national security [...]

The Bloated National Surveillance State Folds In On Itself

By: Thursday January 7, 2010 8:44 am

National security advisor James Jones told the USA Today that the initial review of the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 will give Americans “a certain shock.” The shock that Jones is referring to may come from the fact that US officials apparently knew about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab while the Amsterdam-to-Detroit plane was in the [...]

Republican Fear Junkies Try To Declare Victory And Get Out

By: Monday January 4, 2010 7:36 am

Over the weekend, President Obama confirmed that the failed Christmas Day bombing attempt of Northwest Flight 253 was the work of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Within days, the Administration has offered to fund a counter-terrorism effort in Yemen, has shut its embassy in the country while pending threats are checked, has reviewed terror [...]

Failed Christmas Day Terror Attack Could Lead To Major Changes In Intelligence, Security

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 6:46 am

President Obama received information in a private briefing leading him to conclude that the failed Christmas Day attack by a Nigerian national could have been prevented, according to the New York Times. This would explain the consecutive days of televised statements and his assessment yesterday that there were “human and systemic failures” that led to [...]

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