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  1. US lacked means to prevent 9/11

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by David Enders

    ... David Enders in Washington Spy agencies were hamstrung in terrorism cases US Attorney-General John Ashcroft and CIA director George Tenet have both told the 9/11 hearings that intelligence ... of lawyers.' Mr Ashcroft also answered questions about the Patriot Act, a reform of Justice Department policies passed after the terror attacks that has been criticised as a platform for taking away ...

  2. No official should be exempt from 9/11 probe

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The hearings of the US commission on the attacks of September 11, 2001, always faced the risk of becoming caught in the political undertow, with campaigning for the presidential elections in November now under way. The controversy over whether National Se ...

  3. Bin Laden bled US for a cool trillion

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... longer to come in. However, the alarming longer answer is that it has cost more than US$1 trillion, and maybe as much as US$3 to US$5 trillion if all the costs of the 'war on terrorism ... controversially that their cost will be US$3 trillion when everything is added up. It has taken longer to get an accounting of the costs of the war on terror. Now two university professors- John Mueller, ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Abu Hamza and four other alleged al-Qaeda plotters appear in US courts

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Alleged al-Qaeda mastermind Abu Hamza al-Masri and four others face terror-related charges in US after losing extradition battle in Britain Cleric stripped ... including his signature metal hook- that he wears because of his missing forearms. Hamza and four other terror suspects who were extradited overnight from Britain appeared in US court in the latest ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Indonesian officials say Patek confessed to being a key participant in the Bali bombings, which killed 202 people in Southeast Asia's deadliest terror attack. They say he also admitted to making ...

  6. 9/11 report shows US the way forward

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ago. No individual is blamed. But almost every branch of the US government involved in tackling terrorism comes in for criticism. The report lays bare the collective complacency and confusion ... us' approach to the war on terror. But this can no longer be justified. The costly mistakes made in Iraq have surely sounded the death knell for this reckless and dangerous strategy. ...

  7. Mainland news sites give death wide coverage

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of bin Laden was a US victory in the war against terrorism. 'It perhaps will have far-reaching significance for the US anti-terrorism strategy and is good news for [US President Barack] ... the assassination did not amount to much because bin Laden was probably not the leader of international terrorism. 'Great America, you are the embodiment of freedom and justice,' one user said ...

  8. Deadly cargo

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... on terrorism and that its intelligence agencies were on high alert. This makes the bid to import illegal missiles in such a vast quantity into the US all the more puzzling. It was always going ... that is an exaggeration.' Not exactly. On April 4, Cambodia's counter-terrorism police arrested three Cambodian citizens, two of them Cham Muslims, for smuggling weapons. The men were attempting to sell two ...

  9. News - World

    CIA paying millions to AT&T for phone records, says report

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The CIA is paying AT&T more than US$10 million a year to provide phone records for overseas counter-terrorism investigations, The Central ... numbers of suspected militants abroad and AT&T then sifts through its database for records of phone calls that can identify foreigners with terror links, the newspaper reported. Most ...

  10. The right way to travel in the era of air terror

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aircraft are a magnet for extremists. By bombing a plane, militants can kill many people at once in a headline-grabbing manner, gaining maximum publicity for their cause. So it is no surprise that, despite a spate of measures taken since the terror attacks in the US on September 11, 2001, extremists keep trying to attack passenger aircraft. And every time they do, authorities ...




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