A suburban Montana mom led US forces to Taliban cells in Afghanistan, found a renegade Stinger missile merchant in Pakistan, and identified a ring of suicide bombers. She also nabbed two domestic terrorists—all from her home computer. Shannen Rossmiller is an amateur Internet sleuth who poses as an al-Qaeda operative to chat up and track jihadists on the web, reports Wired.
The former cheerleader begins hunting before dawn, armed with a posse of online identities. Some days she's still online when her kids—two young daughters and a teenage son—wake up. "I'll say, ‘You get your own breakfast; there's a Jimmy Dean sausage in the kitchen.' Meanwhile, back in Karachi..."