Daily Archives: May 17, 2006

The Inside Story of Al-Qaida’s First Terrorist Training Camp in Iraq

By Evan KohlmannIn April 2006, credible representatives of mujahideen fighting in Iraq released a 2-hour audiotape recorded by an individual identifying himself as “Abu Mohammed al-Salmani.” The purpose of the audiotape was to document the early history of Al-Qaida’s movement … Continue reading

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NSA Nonsense

The legal issues.By Daveed Gartenstein-RossAll hopes that the debate over National Security Agency surveillance would quietly subside were shattered on Thursday morning by an explosive USA Today report that the NSA has secretly collected a massive database containing the phone-call … Continue reading

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Fighting Jihad in the West

By Jeffrey CozzensIn the wake of the release of the 7/7 inquiry reports, American analysts should take stock of how well they are applying the lessons learned by Her Majesty’s Government (and other European regimes) in dealing with our own … Continue reading

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Independent Operations and the Iraqi Army

Nearly one year ago, the media questioned the “readiness” of the Iraqi Army and declared “few Iraqi battalions are operational.” This stemmed from Multinational-Forces Iraq’s attempts to establish metrics for the readiness of the Iraq military, and the media’s lack … Continue reading

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Tainted muffins sicken 18 in Texas

At least 18 employees of a Dallas high school reportedly became ill after consuming muffins suspected of being laced with a drug.The sickened employees at Lake Highlands High School included three teachers. They were treated at a local hospital after … Continue reading

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Colorado One 12 States Not In National Security Network

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Homeland Security Department officials said that Colorado is one of the last states to join a new computer network designed to improve information sharing among agencies.Homeland Security Operations Center director Frank DiFalco said Colorado is one … Continue reading

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