Saturday marks the return to court of five men accused of playing various roles in the attack that took down the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon and sent a jetliner meant for the White House or the Capitol into a Pennsylvania field. The arraignment and a related hearing will be held at the U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.
President Barack Obama will make an address on Afghanistan and other national security matters Tuesday night his office announced this afternoon. The 10-minute address will be his first since his national address as Congress grappled with increasing the nation's debt ceiling last summer.
Former Transportation Security Administration administrator Kip Hawley says the current airport security system is broken. He suggests air travel would be safer if banned items such as knives, lighters and liquids were allowed and officers focused more on real security threats.
Monday brought an end to 18 hours of deadly violence in Kabul, Afghanistan, part of a coordinated attack around the country by insurgents pointing to how fragile the political situation there is.
Reports out of Pakistan say that Lord Nazir Ahmed offered a substantial cash reward for the capture of President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. Ahmed has denied the allegations but the Labour Department has suspended him pending an investigation.
Anders Breivik's trial commenced Monday morning with a plead of not guilty on the grounds of self defense. Breivik is accused of killing 77 people in Norway last July during terrorist attacks against the government. The court must determine Breivik's sanity as well as whether or not he is guilty.
Pakistan has pushed the United States for years to share its Predator drone technology. The United States has resisted so Pakistan is turning to China to help it build its own drone fleet. Though Pakistan is relatively tight-lipped about what it wants, a retired Pakistani general said they'll likely be armed.
In a closely-watched European court case, an EU human rights court said five terror suspects in the U.K. would not have their human rights violated if they were extradited to the United States. The case was viewed as a sort of referendum on the U.S. criminal justice system.
A proposal before Parliament in the United Kingdom would allow the British government to monitor the web browsing, emails, text messages and online searches of anyone in the U.K. in the name of fighting terrorism. Critics say it amount to a huge breech of individual privacy.
Afghan officials may have saved hundreds of lives Tuesday when they disrupted a planned terrorist attack that was believed to be imminent. At least 11 suicide vests were found. They were believed to be planned for use on commuter buses. At least a dozen people, Afghan soldiers mostly, have been arrested so far.