Sunday, January 03, 2010

Terrorism 3.0

My Newsweek cover story on winning the shadow war against AQ and affiliates, while bracing for blowback at home. http://www.newsweek.com/id/229078

Since this story went to bed two days ago there have been several incidents that reinforce its thesis, and some political moves that seem to go against its advice.

US shuts embassy in Yemen after al-Qaida threats
US embassy in Sana'a closed due to 'ongoing threats' after warning American citizens in Yemen to be vigilant ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/03/us-shuts-yemen-embassy

Gordon Brown calls crisis meeting over Yemen Prime Minister
Gordon Brown has called a high-level international meeting in London on January 28 to discuss countering radicalisation in Yemen in the wake of the Christmas Day airline bomb attack.... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/6921403/Gordon-Brown-calls-crisis-meeting-over-Yemen.html

Also see these earlier posts on the killing of the CIA officers in Khost, and Obama's statement on Al Qaeda:

http://christopherdickey.blogspot.com/2010/01/washinton-post-cia-officers-who-were.html

http://christopherdickey.blogspot.com/2010/01/obama-on-al-qaeda-underpants-link.html

http://christopherdickey.blogspot.com/2010/01/cia-statement-about-bombing-in-khost.html
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