Responding to critics of what is seen as his measured approach, Obama says the “nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred." He calls for national unity.
Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to bomb a Northwest flight on Christmas day, claims ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen, pressuring the Obama administration's plans to shut down the Guantanamo prison facility. Nearly half of its detainees are from Yemen.
Investigations into where alleged Northwest Airlines bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab got his explosives point toward Yemen and its local Al Qaeda offshoot. Foreign Policy Magazine's latest Failed State Index named Yemen as particularly troubling.
Some of the security measures in the wake of the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound international flight are already being eased.
The snow-covered Pir Panjal mountain range in Kashmir is seen from the window of an airplane.
Travelers were prohibited from using electronics on international flights this weekend, and in-flight WiFi and TV were banned, but TSA regulations keep changing.
The Nigerian man arrested Friday for trying to destroy Northwest Airlines Flight 253, Umar Farouk Abdul Mattallab, is being investigated by London authorities. He reportedly had an apartment there, and had been an engineering student at University College London.
Automated flight controls under research may be able to sense how alert pilots are. It’s one way science could help prevent mistakes like the one made by the Northwest pilots who overflew Minneapolis by 150 miles.
The FAA moved quickly to revoke Northwest pilots' licenses. But their mistake raises thorny issues. Do cockpits need better monitoring? Does communication between flight controllers and the US military need improvement?
Pilots of the Northwest flight that overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles say they were looking at their laptops. Skeptical experts say longer-lasting recorders would have helped understand what happened in the cockpit.