By Dr. David Sloggett Contributing Writer, Homeland Security Today Special to In Homeland Security
Of the more than 70 al-Qaida franchises, the Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been one of the most effective. It was the group behind the development of what became known as the “underwear” bomb and the attempt to deliver bombs to a Synagogue in Chicago using parcels sent by air freight in October 2010.
By John Ubaldi Contributor to In Homeland Security
On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address focused almost entirely on the economy. Missing from the address was any coherent strategy for the growing list of foreign policy challenges confronting the United States. Also absent from the president's State of the Union Address was any mention of al-Qaida.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
France is calling for freedom and unity across the country after a brutal massacre of 12 people and a massive manhunt that saw two suspects killed in a hostage situation. After the vigils for the Charlie Hedbo victims, came the peace marches by hundreds of thousands, including world leaders.
By Kylie Bull Managing Editor of Homeland Security Today Special for In Homeland Security
The al-Qaida Somalia-based affiliate Al Shabaab, which has attracted radicalized Somalis from the U.S. and Western Europe to join its jihad, launched a terrorist attack in Mogadishu Dec. 3 that damaged a convoy of United Nations vehicles and killed and injured several Somali bystanders and security personnel.