Topic: Nidal Malik Hasan
The number of domestic terror cases fell to 20 in 2011, down from 26 in 2010 and 49 in 2009, according to a study released Wednesday. Yet for much of the public, anxieties remain high.
Civil libertarians and some constitutional scholars say the targeted assassination of US citizens like Anwar al-Awlaki – even in war time – cannot be justified. The Obama administration says it's a matter of necessary self defense against terrorist attacks.
10/01/2011 01:49 pm
Anwar al-Awlaki was one of Al Qaeda's idea men – a propagandist who inspired youth to jihad. The drone attack that killed him is a 'big setback,' but it doesn't hurt Al Qaeda's capacity.
09/30/2011 05:15 pm
The assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen and Al Qaeda recruiter in Yemen, will be heralded as a major triumph in the US today. But it has very little to do with Yemen's own problems.
09/30/2011 09:22 am
Rezwan Ferdaus, a US citizen and would-be jihadist, is indicted Thursday in connection with a model plane bomb plot to attack the Pentagon and the Capitol. His arrest is the latest example of what authorities warn is home-grown violent extremism.
09/29/2011 05:37 pm
The same kind of community mobilization and intervention that have successfully reduced gang-related crimes can work to address domestic extremism, the White House says.
08/03/2011 08:29 pm
Army Pfc. Naser Abdo had a bombmaking article by a branch of Al Qaeda, which had been posted online, according to court documents. In a court appearance Friday, Abdo yelled the name of the man charged with killing 13 peple at Fort Hood in 2009.
07/29/2011 06:15 pm
Army Pfc. Naser Abdo was arrested with weapons and bombmaking explosives in his motel room near Fort Hood in Texas. It is raising suspicions about a 'lone wolf' terror scenario.
07/28/2011 04:58 pm
Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan's military trial date has been set. Hasan faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the 2009 rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.
07/20/2011 09:21 pm
The use of informants and sting operations has become a major tool in the fight against domestic terrorism, illustrated in the arrest of two men charged with plotting an attack on a military facility.
06/24/2011 06:57 pm