WASHINGTON - An investigation of the Justice Department's witness-protection program uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists who had been given new identities after cooperating with U.S. prosecutors to board commercial flights in the United States.
The two bombs that ripped through the crowded final stretch of the Boston Marathon were part of an arsenal of homemade explosives, according to criminal charges made public Monday against the younger of two brothers accused of carrying out the attacks.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's counterterrorism
accomplishments are most apparent in what it has been able to
dismantle, including CIA prisons and entire tiers of al-Qaida's
leadership. But what the administration has assembled, hidden from
public view, may be equally consequential.
WASHINGTON - Two packages mailed from Yemen and addressed to
synagogues in Chicago contained explosive material and represented
a "credible terrorist threat," President Obama said Friday.
Authorities focused their investigation on an increasingly lethal
affiliate of al-Qaida.