Announces Arrest of Man Allegedly Planning Attack
June 10, 2002
-- Two weapons experts discuss the
health and economic effects of a potential detonation of a radioactive "dirty
June 10, 2002 -- Update:
Attorney General John Ashcroft announces the arrest of a man who allegedly planned
to build and detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb."
via satellite from Moscow, Ashcroft says the suspect, Abdulla al Mujahir, was
a terrorist affiliated with the al-Qaida network. Al Mujahir was arrested at Chicago's
O'Hare airport May 8.
June 10, 2002 -- RealAudio:
Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz
and FBI Director Robert Mueller on the arrest.
Director, Whistleblower Call for Major Changes
June 6, 2002
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director Robert Mueller
promises an overhaul of the bureau aimed at preventing future breakdowns in communication
and further enabling the FBI's hunt for terrorists.
Details New FBI Guidelines
May 30, 2002
-- Attorney General John Ashcroft announces new FBI guidelines expanding
the agency's surveillance authority outside specific investigations. Two experts
discuss the changes' potential impact.
May 29, 2002 -- Update:
Responding to criticism about the FBI's handling of pre-Sept. 11 intelligence
information, agency director Robert Mueller and Attorney General John Ashcroft
on Wednesday announced plans for a massive reshuffling of the FBI's makeup and
May 29, 2002 -- The
full text of Ashcroft and Mueller's press conference.
May 29, 2002
-- Three experts assess
the Bush administration's plan to revamp the FBI.
Investigates the FBI
May 24, 2002
-- Two members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Carl Levin (D-Mich.)
and Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.), discuss the investigation into how
the FBI handled crucial intelligence warnings before Sept. 11.
Pre-Sept. 11 Intelligence Efforts
23, 2002 -- Update:
President Bush says he opposes forming a special commission to investigate how
the government handled terror warnings before Sept. 11, saying the information
is too sensitive for such an investigation to be conducted in a public forum.
May 17, 2002 -- Update:
President Bush responds to congressional criticism that he missed warnings about
impending terrorist attacks last summer.
May 17, 2002 -- RealAudio:
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer discusses the terror warnings.
May 17, 2002 -- Three experts discuss how U.S.
counter-terrorism agencies collect and deal with information.
2002 -- Two members of Congress and two security experts assess
the White House's response to the hijacking warnings prior to Sept. 11.
May 16, 2002 -- RealAudio:
National Security Adviser Rice outlines the chronology of the warnings.
Releases Threat Against NYC; U.S. Issues Terrorism Report
21, 2002 -- Local officials discuss
how to respond to recent warnings of future terrorist attacks.
21, 2002 -- Update:
As the State Department released its latest survey of international terrorism,
the FBI warned of possible terrorist plots against sites in New York City.
The warning came after the FBI received information about general threats to New
York City. The intelligence apparently came from detainees being held since attacks
on September 11.
Department Releases 2001 "Patterns of Global Terrorism"
21, 2002 -- RealAudio:
Secretary of State Colin Powell releases the 2001 report on global terrorism,
which cites Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya and North Korea as major state sponsors of
May 21, 2002 -- RealAudio:
Ambassador Francis X. Taylor summarizes the contents of the report and fields
questions from the press. | The
State Department's annual report.
Al-Qaida Remains Major Threat to U.S. Interests
March 19, 2002
Despite the arrest of more than 1,300 people with alleged links to al-Qaida since
Sept. 11, the network still poses a serious threat to the U.S. And its interests,
CIA Director George Tenet tells Congress.
Introduces Modified Terrorist Alert System
March 12, 2002
The U.S. announces the creation of the "homeland security advisory system",
a color-coded method for ranking the severity of terrorist threats.
Warns of Possible Attack
Feb. 12, 2002 -- The FBI issued
a new alert late Monday evening warning of a possible terrorist plot against the
U.S. And its interests.
Feb. 12, 2002 -- RealAudio:
The latest about the FBI's terrorism alert issued last night.
Chief Warns Al-Qaida Still A Threat
Feb. 6, 2002 --
CIA Director George Tenet tells Congress the al-Qaida network headed by Osama
bin Laden remains the most immediate and serious threat facing the United States.
Dept. Identifies Fifth Terror Suspect Among Videos
2002 -- The government identified
a Canadian citizen today as the fifth suspected al-Qaida member who was shown
giving a martyrdom message on videotape last week. Attorney General John Ashcroft
released the photos and videos after they were discovered in Afghanistan and called
on the public to aid in their capture.
Jan. 17, 2002
Attorney General Ashcroft presents the clues found amid the rubble of the Afghanistan
residence of Osama bin Laden's former military chief.
Renews Terror Warning, Tells Americans to be on Alert
2001 -- RealAudio:
Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge today warned that the U.S. had received credible
information that a terrorist attack could occur in the near future.
Announces Investigation Incentive for Non-Citizens
2001 -- RealAudio:
Attorney General John Ashcroft announces that immigrants can trade "useful and
reliable information" on terrorism for citizenship, other incentives.
National Guard to Patrol Airports
Nov. 9, 2001 -- RealAudio:
President Bush announces the government will expand the number of National Guard
troops deployed at airports.
Bush Unveils Most Wanted List at the FBI
Oct. 10, 2001 -- Update:
President Bush announces a new list of the world's 'most wanted terrorists,' vowing
to "shine the light" of justice on evil.
Oct. 10, 2001 -- RealAudio:
Oct. 10, 2001 -- RealAudio:
FBI Director Robert Mueller and Sec. of State Colin Powell.
and Intelligence Options
Sept. 24, 2001 -- As the U.S. moves closer to a military
response to terrorism, many questions remain unanswered.
Says bin Laden is Missing
Sept. 23, 2001 -- Update:
Taliban leaders say they can't find Osama bin Laden, but U.S. officials say they
doubt the veracity of those reports.
Sept. 22, 2001 -- Update:
Taliban officials claim to have shot down an unmanned surveillance plane.
Sept. 21, 2001 -- Update:
The Taliban will not turn over Osama bin Laden.
Sept. 19, 2001 -- Former Sen. Hart (D-CO), Humphrey
(R-NH), Mack (R-FL), and Mitchell (D-ME) discuss
the state of U.S. Counter-terrorism intelligence and military readiness.
Sept. 16, 2001 -- RealAudio:
Attorney General John Ashcroft says the US will "do everything we can to
disrupt" terrorist groups' activities.
Sept. 16, 2001 -- RealAudio:
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says it could take years for the US to complete
its mission against terrorism.
Bush: "We're at War"
Sept. 15, 2001 -- RealAudio:
A full report on Saturday's developments.
Sept. 15, 2001 -- Text:
The president calls on the country to prepare for action.
Sept. 15, 2001
The president tells the nation he is planning "a comprehensive assault on
Sept. 13, 2001 -- RealAudio:
Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says the U.S. response to Tuesday's attacks
"will be a campaign, not a single action."
Sept. 12, 2001 -- RealAudio:
Kwame Holman reports from Washington, on presidential and Congressional reaction.
Sept. 12, 2001 -- Text:
A joint House - Senate resolution condemns the terrorist attacks.
Bush's Statement and Reaction
Sept. 11, 2001 -- President
Bush calls the attacks
against New York and Washington "evil, despicable acts."
11, 2001 -- What
are the next steps the U.S. should take after the attacks?
Sept. 11, 2001 -- Senators Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
And Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) And former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott
to the terrorist attacks.
Sept. 11, 2001 -- Former CIA Director
Jim Woolsey and former Senator David Boren on the intelligence
aspect of the strikes.
Sept. 11, 2001 -- RealAudio:
Three experts on who might have been behind the attack.