War on Terror : Sunday Talk Show Briefing
How serious of a threat is Yemen?

Yemen's bomb plot

Is al Qaeda behind the attempted bombing aboard a U.S.-bound plane, and are more to come?

Anwar al-Awlaki : In-depth briefing
The sermons of Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki were found in the possession of the London subway bombers.

Imam in the cross hairs

Civil libertarians want to stop the U.S. from assassinating American Imam Anwar al-Awlaki. Why is he a marked man?

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
Osama bin Laden, pictured here in 1998.

Is Pakistan protecting Osama bin Laden?

The terrorist mastermind is reported to be living "comfortably" in Pakistan. Are the country's intelligence officials covering up for him?

War on Terror : The List
The October issue of 'Inspire' magazine features motivation for al-Qaeda members including tips on how and when to attack American restaurants.

Al Qaeda magazine's October issue: The scariest and dumbest stuff

Tips on taking out pedestrians with pickup trucks? D.C. lunchtime attacks? Here are 5 notable items from Inspire, al Qaeda's English-language propaganda rag

War on Terror : Opinion Brief
The State Dept.'s terror warning didn't specify any European countries or cities.

Europe terror warning: Time to cancel your travel plans?

The State Department tells Americans to be wary of al Qaeda plots in Europe. Terrifying — or just vague?

War on Terror : Best Column
Much of a threat, really?

America's overreaction to 9/11

We made some dangerous national compromises to fight al Qaeda, says Fareed Zakaria at Newsweek. But the group just isn't that big a threat

War on Terror : Opinion Brief
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Abubakr al-Qirbi, the Foreign Minister of Yemen.

Time to bomb Yemen?

The Obama administration is set to escalate military strikes against Yemen — home to an increasingly threatening al Qaeda spin-off group. Smart move?

War on Terror : Opinion Brief
The stealth operations began during George W. Bush's presidency and have expanded under Obama.

Obama's 'secret' war on terrorism

Will using drones to take out al Qaeda suspects in more than a dozen countries help keep America safe?

War on Terror : Fact Sheet
Researchers presented subjects with mock terrorism scenarios before measuring their brain waves.

Can mind-reading prevent terrorist attacks?

A new brain-wave monitoring technique could help U.S. authorities unlock the secret plans of suspected terrorists

Times Square Bomb : Opinion Brief
Faisal Shahzad, in a video made prior to his bungled Times Square bombing attempt.

Times Square bomber's video confession

A newly released tape shows Faisal Shahzad describing his reasons for wanting to kill Americans. What light does it shed on his bungled terror plot?

War on Terror : Opinion Brief
The aftermath of a terror attack in Uganda. The victims were gathered to watch the World Cup.

Is al Qaeda racist?

Obama and his aides suggest that al Qaeda's targeting of Uganda proves the terrorist group has a racist agenda. Is that a meaningful analysis?

War on Terror : Opinion Brief
An American injured in the Uganda blasts.

Uganda bombings: A new battlefield for jihad

A Somali jihadist group is claiming responsibility for blasts that killed 74 people in Uganda. Is Somalia becoming a haven for terrorists who could strike the U.S.?

War on Terror : Fact Sheet
Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri: Al Qaeda leaders and magazine editors?

Al Qaeda's 'lifestyle' magazine

Bomb-making tips. Inspiring profiles of extremists around the world. Is the terrorist group's new online publication for real?

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
Gary Brooks Faulkner.

A message from the 'bin Laden hunter'

Gary Faulkner's mission to find Osama bin Laden may have failed, but he tells CNN he's not daunted by people "talking smack" about him

Osama Bin Laden : Opinion Brief
Gary Brooks Faulkner.

Is the 'bin Laden hunter' a hero or a 'loon'?

Did Gary Brooks Faulkner have a real shot to nab Osama bin Laden, after years of failure by the U.S. military and CIA?

War on Terror : Opinion Brief
George W. Bush defends waterboarding tactics used during his presidency.

Waterboarding: Why George W. Bush would 'do it again'

Has time vindicated the former president's counterterrorism approach, or is Bush — as some say — essentially admitting to "war crimes"?

Subscribe to the Week