Archive: May 2011

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Confessed American Terrorist Details Plans for Chilling Plot
David Coleman Headley, an American who has confessed to helping plan the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, told a court that he plotted a similar attack against a Danish newspaper with the support of a Pakistani terror group and the country’s intelligence agency, the ISI.
May 24, 2011
David Coleman Headley: The Perfect Terrorist?
The man tapped to scout targets for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks -- a slaughter that left 166 people dead, including six Americans -- had the basics required by Lashkar-i-Taiba, the Islamic militant group he joined in 2002. But he also offered something his brothers in the cause couldn't: a U.S. passport.
May 22, 2011
Dexter Filkins: We Don’t Know What Side the Pakistanis Are On
"I think where all these things become problematic — we’ve seen this time and again — is, frankly, we don’t know on any given time or day what side the Pakistanis are on."
May 10, 2011
Former CIA Drone Chief Questions Policy
A former head of the CIA’s counter-terrorism center, Robert Grenier, was forthright: "We have helped to bring about the situation that we most fear."
May 3, 2011