Tag Archives: terrorism

State Secrets? Obama Invokes Privilege to End Lawsuit

The White House has invoke the state secrets privilege in an attempt to end a lawsuit brought on behalf of an alleged terrorism suspect. The suspect is believed to be targeted for capture or death under a clandestine military program.…

First Guantanamo Trial Has Sealed Plea Agreement

The first trial of a Guantanamo detainee under President Obama has resulted in a sealed decision. As part of the plea deal, the military judge overseeing the case ordered that the sentence should be sealed until his release. President Obama…

Prosecutors Offer ‘Snitch-Visa’ to Cooperating Terrorists

When prosecutors believe terrorist suspects have valuable information, and they are willing to cooperate, they will sometimes offer a "snitch visa" to secure their cooperation. The snitch visa program started after the World Trade Center attack in 1993 as a…

Who Watches the CIA? Agency Has Been Operating Without Inspector General for 14 Months.

The CIA has been operating without an inspector general for over a year, and the Senators are growing concerned. An inspector general is an internal watchdog position, in charge of investigating fraud, corruption, and other internal affairs. For the CIA,…

Suspected Terrorists Arrested Before Leaving US

The Justice Department has arrested two men who were planning on traveling to Somalia to join a group affiliated with Al-Qaida. The men were allegedly planning on training overseas, and then carrying out acts of terrorism. The two men were…

Senate Intelligence Committee Says US Security System Flawed

The Senate Intelligence Committee reports the US national security system is suffering from systematic failures. Specifically, the committee issued a report saying problems that were first indicated from the 9/11 attack are still present. The report says the National Counterterrorism…