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NSA Chief: Surveillance Stopped 'Dozens' of Plots

Gen. Keith Alexander defends data mining

(Newser) - The head of the NSA told a Senate panel today that his agency's controversial surveillance had helped prevent "dozens of terrorist events," reports the Wall Street Journal . Gen. Keith Alexander said he couldn't go into specifics but was working to declassify some of the details. He... More »

Terrorist: Pakistan Helped Plan Mumbai Attack

David Headley says ISI recruited him for Lashkar-i-Taiba

(Newser) - Pakistani spies helped plan the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, confessed Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley testified yesterday. Headley said that after he had trained with the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group for three years, he was recruited by an ISI officer when he was detained near the Afghan border in 2006—and,... More »

Chicago Trial Could Link Pakistan to Terror Group

Jury selection begins today in Tahawwur Rana trial

(Newser) - Jury selection begins today in a Chicago trial that could reveal links between Pakistan's intelligence agency and the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The trial of Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana, accused of helping David Coleman Headley serve as a scout for the attacks, "will undoubtedly demonstrate links between Pakistan... More »

DEA Employed Mumbai Plotter in Pakistan

David Headley released from probation despite terror warnings

(Newser) - US authorities not only ignored warnings that Mumbai terror plotter David Headley was involved with Pakistani terror groups , they sent him to Pakistan to work for the Drug Enforcement Agency. Concerns about Headley's involvement with Lashkar-e-Taiba were not raised in 2001 when he was granted early release from probation to... More »

Chicago Terror Suspect Charged in Mumbai Attacks

Authorities say David Headley helped pick targets

(Newser) - A Chicago man already in custody for allegedly planning a terrorist strike against a Danish newspaper, has been charged with helping to plan the Mumbai attacks. According to prosecutors, David Headley was a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group suspected in the attack, and attended a terrorist training camp and scouted... More »

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