Oct. 18, 2012
Could the U.S. Face 'Cyber Pearl Harbor'? Protecting Banks from Hacker Attacks
As U.S. financial institutions continue to be attacked, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns of a "cyber Pearl Harbor." Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Neustar, Inc.'s Rodney Joffe talk with Margaret Warner about why banks are vulnerable to disruptions, theft and destructive threats.
Sept. 27, 2012
New Evidence Shows Attacks on U.S. Consulate in Libya Linked to Terrorists
Leon Panetta announced at the Pentagon that there was little doubt the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was a calculated attack linked to terrorists, different from the original explanation that the attack was the reaction of a mob incited by an anti-Islam film made by a California-based filmmaker. Jeff Brown reports.
Sept. 11, 2012
Poet Billy Collins Reflects on 9/11 Victims in 'The Names'
Billy Collins was the U.S. poet laureate at the time of the 9/11 attacks. A year later, he wrote "The Names" in honor of the victims. He read the poem before a special joint session of Congress held in New York City in 2002, and reads it again now.
Sept. 5, 2012
'Trust Is Absolutely Essential:' Combatting Afghan Infiltrator Violence
Margaret Warner talks to Ret. Army Lt. Col. John Nagl, who commanded training of Afghan soldiers, about the challenge of enforcing the 2014 deadline to get combat troops out of Afghanistan, "basic human infrastructure" and educational hurdles, and how the Iraq war diverted resources from training Afghan forces for years.
Sept. 4, 2012
News Wrap: Bombing at Village Funeral in Afghanistan Kills at Least 25 Civilians
In other news Tuesday, a bomb at a funeral for an elder in a village in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 25 civilians and wounded 30 others. Also, the United Nations estimates that 100,000 refugees fled Syria to neighboring countries in August.
July 19, 2012
News Wrap: Suicide Bomber in Bulgaria Had Fake Michigan Driver's License
In other news Thursday, Bulgarian officials announced that the suicide bomber responsible for Wenesday's bus attack in Burgas had a fake Michigan driver's license. Also, organizers of the London Olympics fear huge delays at Heathrow Airport as British border guards announce a 24-hour strike for the eve of the Games.
July 4, 2012
News Wrap: Five Soldiers Wounded in Afghan Attack at NATO Base
In other news Wednesday, NATO officials reported that a man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire outside a base in the country's eastern Wardak Province, wounding five U.S. service members. Also, in Mali, some of the country's most prized artifacts and relics were in the process of being destroyed by Muslim extremists.
June 22, 2012
News Wrap: Taliban Attacks Hotel Near Kabul
In other news Friday, Taliban forces killed 18 people at a hotel near Kabul in a 12-hour assault. Also, Arkansas' Supreme Court threw out the death penalty in that state.
May 8, 2012
Al-Qaida Bomb Plot: How Alarmed Should U.S. Be?
A day after news broke that the CIA foiled a new al-Qaida plot to bomb an airliner, the official responses were low key on Tuesday. Margaret Warner, former National Counterterrorism Center director Michael Leiter and former FBI supervisory special agent Ali Soufan assess the current reach of the terror network.
May 8, 2012
In Light of New Bomb Plot, U.S. Must Be 'Proactive,' Napolitano Says
"Our adversaries are very creative, and they are very determined, and they are very persistent," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday in the wake of the CIA thwarting another al-Qaida plot to attack an airliner. The FBI is now studying the explosive device. Gwen Ifill has the latest.
May 8, 2012
Latest Bomb Plot Shows al-Qaida Affiliate Making 'Inroads'
Although the latest attempt to take down an aircraft using a bomb hidden in underwear failed, the plot still shows al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is making "big inroads" as the most active affiliate of the terrorist network, said Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
May 7, 2012
Defending the Indefensible: 9/11 Mastermind's Trial Likely Years Away
"These men have endured years of inhumane treatment and torture," defense attorney James Connell said Sunday at a Gitmo hearing for Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his alleged 9/11 co-conspirators. Margaret Warner, Frontline's Arun Rath and Medill National Security Journalism Initiative's Josh Meyer discuss the next steps in the case.
May 7, 2012
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Makes First Court Appearance in 3 Years
Saturday's arraignment at Guantanamo Bay marked the first court appearance in more than three years for the self-professed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and his alleged conspirators. Margaret Warner reports.
May 7, 2012
News Wrap: CIA Reportedly Foils New al-Qaida Underwear Bomb Plot
In other news Monday, The Associated Press reported that the CIA disrupted a plot to bomb an airliner -- around the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. Also, a key suspect in the 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali apologized in an Indonesian courtroom.
May 3, 2012
Bin Laden Frustrated With Al-Qaida Spin-Offs, Documents Show
A batch of documents seized from slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's house and released to the public on Thursday shows the terrorist leader's frustration with the extra level of violence performed by other affiliate groups and his desire to disassociate from them.
April 6, 2012
Alleged Pakistani Terrorist to United States: Come Get Me
Usually those described as leaders of terrorist organizations lead lives of stealth and in hiding. But not Hafiz Saeed, believed to be the mastermind of the 2008 attack in Mumbai. In fact, Saeed recently declared, "I will be in Lahore. America can contact me whenever it wants to."