France Goes Against U.S. on Iran Less Than 24 Hours After Nuke Summit Ends

Only 24 hours after an Obama-led summit won solemn pledges from world leaders to crack down on proliferation of loose nuclear material and know-how, prosecutors in France signaled that they were backing away from supporting a U.S. attempt to extradite an Iranian businessman accused of acting as a clandestine purchasing agent for Iran's nuclear and missile programs.

When Will Terrorists Get Nukes?

There's no question that Al Qaeda and its partners have shown interest in atomic weapons. There's also little doubt that they've tried to get one, and even consulted with experts on how to design and build them.

'Jihad Jamie' Enters Silent Not-Guilty Plea

With a wordless shake of her head, Jamie Paulin Ramirez pleaded not guilty in a Philadelphia courtroom today to terrorism-support charges. Federal Magistrate Judge Jacob Hart allowed the Colorado woman, known in the media as "Jihad Jamie," to enter her plea by silent gesture after her lawyer, Jeremy Ibrahim, said voice identification could become an issue as the case against his client moved forward.

What's Karl Rove Doing in a Census Ad?

As the Obama administration prepares to dispatch U.S. Census Bureau head counters on their decennial door-to-door rounds, right-wing Web sites are feverish with conspiracy theories about how the census is the first step toward communism, totalitarianism, and other isms.

Why Karl Rove Agreed to Cut a Pro-Census TV Spot

As the Obama administration prepares to dispatch U.S. Census Bureau head counters on their decennial door-to-door rounds, right-wing Web sites are feverish with conspiracy theories about how the census is the first step toward communism, totalitarianism, and other isms.

The Hutaree Arrests and the New Militia Movement

Even in a subculture where outlandish conspiratorial thinking is common, the Hutaree militia of southeast Michigan is on the fringe. The group's leaders invented their own theology--the "doctrine of the Hutaree"--in which former NATO secretary-general Javier Solana is believed to be the Antichrist.

Hutaree Militia Web Postings Deleted, Defaced

Web postings by and associated with the Michigan-based Hutaree militia—which has nine members facing federal charges for seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosives, and illegal firearms possession—are being defaced or deleted.

Violent Video Clip May Give Insight Into 'Hutaree' Mindset

A grotesque and violent homemade video posted on YouTube may offer some insights into the mindset of the Michigan-based Hutaree Militia, nine of whose members have been arrested by the feds for allegedly plotting to kill an unidentified local cop and then attack other police officers who gathered for his funeral.

Michigan Militia Group Has Bizarre Views

Members of the Michigan and Ohio-based Hutaree Militia, nine of whom were indicted today on federal terrorism-related and sedition charges, appear to follow bizarre principles that sound like something out of a Ku Klux Klan handbook or fantasy novel.

Early Suspicion Is that Chechen 'Black Widows' Carried Out Moscow Subway Attacks

Initial reports reaching the U.S. indicate that Russian authorities believe that Chechen terrorists were probably responsible for Monday's deadly suicide bombings on Moscow's subway system and that the bombings may have been carried out by a particularly notorious group of female terrorists known as the "Black Widows." Two U.S. counterterrorism officials, who asked for anonymity when discussing sensitive information, said that it is much too early in the investigation to draw a definitive...

The Politics of Terror In New York

The terror strikes of 2001 led to a boom in national-security spending, much of which has helped prevent another domestic attack. But at the state level, Homeland Security funds are often spent with less obvious results--as a recent case in New York makes clear.

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