24 Feb 2006

Superficial

Roll the clock back to the late fall of 2001 and remember all the kooky, crazy schemes that everyone knew al-Qaida was getting ready to unleash; bulk purchases of personal electronics, shady characters trying to learn crop dusting, swarthy men talking about weddings while standing outside of skyscrapers . .

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22 Feb 2006

Shocker!

No kidding?

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22 Feb 2006

Thai militants learn from Iraq insurgency

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22 Feb 2006

US pledges to strengthen military, anti-terror cooperation with Algeria

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21 Feb 2006

The nail that sticks up . . .

. . . gets the hammer: In the late 90s Julie Sirrs, late of DIA, traveled to Afghanistan to put eyes on the goings on. She found out first hand what the Taliban and al-Qaida were all about and even managed a meet with the Lion of the Panjshir. For

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21 Feb 2006

Unreasonable?

My, my, look at all the Americans the NSA terrorist surveillance program might be snooping on. Where IS our sense of decency? (Update I): Let’s not forget this guy. (Update II) Or this guy (here illegally, but looks good on paper/in databases)

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21 Feb 2006

On Attribution

James Dunnigan reminds us that the non-shooting war is still raging: There’s a Cyber War going on between China and the rest of the world. The problem is, there’s enough proof to know that China is behind an increasing number of Internet based attacks, but not enough to call China

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21 Feb 2006

Oil and Water

Change in the name of efficiency is certainly an admirable goal, though the language of MBAs doesn’t always translate well in the world of intelligence. The Energy Department is downgrading its counterintelligence unit in what officials say is a “hostile takeover” by the intelligence office. […] “This [consolidation] is ostensibly

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20 Feb 2006

I change my mind

Pakistani-Americans go to trial for providing material support to terrorists: The government plans to present evidence that includes satellite surveillance of Pakistan; testimony from paid informer Naseem Khan, who befriended members of the Lodi community and its Muslim religious leaders starting in August 2002, and a videotape of Hamid Hayat.

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19 Feb 2006

Ever Backwards

The editors of the Weekly Standard sound off: “WHERE WAS THE NUCLEAR material transported to?” asks an aide to Saddam Hussein, in a taped conversation released last week. He answers his own question: “A number of them were transported out of Iraq.” This provocative snippet is part of 12 hours

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