Questions and Answers
After a background report, Jim Lehrer discusses the capture of this and two other al-Qaida operatives with Daniel Benjamin, former director of counterterrorism on the National Security Council during the Clinton administration; and Zachary Abuza, an associate professor and director of Asian studies at Simmons College in Boston. (3/3/03)
Update: Pakistani police, aided by U.S. intelligence authorities, stormed a house in suburban Islamabad and arrested three suspected al-Qaida members, including the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks which killed nearly 3,000 Americans.
U.S. officials hailed the arrest of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed as the most significant development in the ongoing war against Osama bin Laden's terrorist network. (3/1/03)
Most Wanted Terrorists Web Site (from FBI)
Update: The heads of the FBI and CIA report to Congress that al-Qaida remains a potent enemy, bent on launching further attacks on American targets domestically and overseas. (2/11/03)
Sentenced to Life in Prison
Reid's attorneys had attempted to delay the sentencing, calling for officials to declassify intelligence documents they said might help Reid's case. Prosecutors called him "a committed terrorist who will remain so until his dying days." (1/30/03)
Guilty to Airline Bombing Attempt
Reid, a British citizen, faces a total of eight counts, including attempted murder and attempted use of "a weapon of mass destruction" for trying to blow up the airliner.
Prosecutors said they would seek a prison sentence of 60 years to life, as outlined by U.S. law. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 8. (10/4/02)
Praises Oregon Arrests, Reid Plea and Lindh Sentencing
RealAudio: Attorney General Ashcroft's statement.
"Shoe Bomber" to Plead Guilty
"He [Reid] has no disagreement with the facts asserted in the charges about his actions on Dec. 22, 2001," Reid attorney Owen Walker said in a statement. "He wants to avoid the publicity associated with a trial and the negative impact it is likely to have upon his family."
Reid's trial was due to begin Nov. 4. (10/2/02)
More on the Reid case and a report on his background. (12/28/01)