Topic: Northwest Airlines Flight 253
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty on the second day of trial in 2011 and expressed much pride in his suicide mission on behalf of al-Qaida.
The sentencing hearing for the so-called underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, takes place Thursday. Prosecutors argue that he remains willing to carry out another martyrdom mission.
The trial of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called underwear bomber, could have shed light on Anwar al-Awlaki and several potentially significant pretrial rulings. But he pleaded guilty.
10/12/2011 08:37 pm
The trial of accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is set to begin Tuesday. Will testimony support Obama's contention that slain cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 'directed' the failed plot?
10/10/2011 03:54 pm
Dennis Blair, director of national intelligence, will resign effective May 28. The Senate Intelligence Committee this week heavily criticized his agency's handling of recent terror incidents, including the Christmas bomber.
05/20/2010 09:25 pm
In President Obama’s discussion of the thwarted attack on Flight 253, ‘systemic’ makes headlines.
01/19/2010 05:57 pm
The White House connects the dots by reviewing Flight 253. Hindsight has its benefits -- and its limits.
01/07/2010 06:44 pm
Obama on Thursday took responsibility for the intelligence failures that led to the Christmas Day bombing attempt, saying 'the buck stops with me.' He promised reforms to help 'connect the dots.'
01/07/2010 06:17 pm
Two unruly passengers caused security emergencies Wednesday, putting the US on edge after the failed Christmas Day terror attempt. But reports of air rage are actually going down.
01/07/2010 01:50 pm
The six-count grand jury indictment against Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged bomber in the failed Christmas Day terror attempt, carries the possibility of life in prison.
01/06/2010 05:55 pm