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Sep 22nd, 2011


One Year Ago — September 22, 2010

New Post-9/11 Terrorist Strategy


Report warns of small-scale attacks by al-Qaida (MSNBC, Sept. 25, 2010)
A Washington Post report says the risk of small-scale attacks by al-Qaida and its allies are on the rise. MSNBC’s Alex Witt talks with international terrorism consultant Evan Kohlmann. (03:19)

One year ago today, I reported that according to three of America’s top counterterrorism officials, terror groups were increasingly moving away from planning complex 9/11-style attacks involving months of planning and a large group of participants, making it more difficult to detect and disrupt plots against the United States.


Two Years Ago — September 22, 2009

Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties

Image: Ayman al-Zawahri
Ayman al-Zawahiri (Photo: IntelCenter / As-Sahab via AP)

Two years ago today, on September 22, 2009, I provided my weekly report of U.S. military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan and reported that Al-Qaida marked the 8th anniversary of 9/11 with a new 106-minute video predicting President Barack Obama’s downfall.


Three Years Ago — September 22, 2008

Tensions Rise between U.S. and Pakistan

Pakistani Shiite Muslims burn flags of Israel and the United States to condemn alleged U.S. strikes in Pakistani tribal areas along the Afghanistan border, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 in Karachi, Pakistan. (Photo credit: Shakil Adil / AP)

Three years ago today, on September 22, 2008, I reported that tensions were rising between Pakistan and the United States following U.S. cross-border raids from neighboring Afghanistan.

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