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Why Flight 253 Could Delay Guantanamo's Closure

It is a nefarious kind of 21st century recycling — freeing terrorists from the prison at Guantanamo Bay so they can return home and plot new strikes on America...

Brief History: Air Marshals

Three days after the attempted Christmas bombing of Northwest Flight 253, President Obama announced that federal air marshals would ride shotgun on more flights...

Flight 253: Too Much Intelligence to Blame?

In the aftermath of the Christmas airline-bombing attempt, U.S. officials are anxiously trying to figure out what went wrong: Why was there a breakdown in...

The Lessons of Flight 253

The 23-year-old son of a banker from Nigeria should have tripped every alarm in the global aviation-security system put in place after 9/11: He bought a $2,831...

What We Can Learn from Flight 253

The 23-year-old son of a banker from Nigeria should have tripped every alarm in the global aviation-security system put in place after 9/11: He bought a $2,831...

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Lessons from Flight 253 The recent attempted attack on Flight 253 gave me a feeling of deja vu [Jan. 11]. The information about the suspect was available;...

Flight 253: No Finger-Pointing, Plenty of Blame

Throughout his Administration's investigation of the intelligence failures that allowed an alleged terrorist to board and almost bomb a Christmas Day flight...

Why It's Not Easy to Detonate a Bomb on Board

U.S. aviation security screening has come under deserved criticism in the wake of the attempted bombing of Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on...

The Flight 253 Bomb Plot: What Did Obama Know?

President George W. Bush was widely criticized for failing to focus before 9/11 on what U.S. intelligence knew of al-Qaeda's threat to America. But was President...

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