DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 22, 2010
The Libyan ruler has long been angling for United States acceptance as an intelligence partner in the war on al Qaeda. A deal was struck with the Obama administration last September, providing a flow of intelligence input from Tripoli and for turning Libyan ex-jihadists into double agents.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2010
Iran is more ready than before to go back to the negotiating table and buy enriched uranium abroad because of technological glitches in its enrichment processing. China is not averse to cooling the crisis climate surrounding Iran's nuclear program.
DEBKAfile Special Report January 9, 2010
Two men were arrested Friday, Jan. 8, suspected of being accomplices of Naijubullah Zazi, who was charged with a plot to bomb
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 7, 2010
DEBKAfile Special Report January 6, 2010
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2010
US official spokesmen have stepped up their rhetoric against al Qaeda in Yemen but do not have the manpower resources to open another anti-terror warfront in addition to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and to a lesser degree Somalia, debkafile's Washington sources report.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 29, 2009
The failure of Lagos and Amsterdam airport security to detect the explosives the Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab carried aboard two flights on Christmas Day was a side-effect of US intelligence policy-makers' flawed approach to al Qaeda. Until the agencies which fell down on the tasks of thwarting and combating terror are overhauled and change their approach, Americans will continue to be caught napping.
DEBKAfile Special Report December 27, 2009
If Reid goes down in terror history as "the shoe bomber", Abdulmuttallab may be remembered as the Rich Jihadi, the son of a wealthy Nigerian banker and ex-minister, the second millionaire-terrorist to follow in the footsteps of the first, Osama bin Laden.
Abdulmuttallab admitted to links with al Qaeda and receiving the explosives in
This contradicts earlier US attempts to play down the incident by claiming he was a loner.