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How a Major US Airport Has Become an Intel Jewel

LAX counterterrorism unit's capabilities could 'rival agencies of small nation-state': 'Atlantic'

(Newser) - A suicide car bombing killing dozens hasn't ever hit LA's airport, and if Anthony McGinty and Michelle Sosa have anything to do with it, it never will. In the Atlantic , Geoff Manaugh tells the story of McGinty (a Marine vet who looks like JK Simmons) and Sosa (a... More »

Judge's Reluctant Ruling: Awlaki Memo to Stay Secret

Classified document outlined the legal justification for targeted killing

(Newser) - The Justice Department can keep secret the classified memo that gave the legal go-ahead to kill US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, ruled a federal judge yesterday—with reluctance. The New York Times , which itself filed the lawsuit seeking access to the memo under the Freedom of Information Act, shares portions of... More »

On Heels of Toulouse, France Nabs 19 in Raids

Round-up of suspected Islamic militants will continue, Sarkozy vows

(Newser) - French police today rounded up 19 people believed to be Islamic militants, just eight days after Mohamed Merah died after a 32-hour stand-off with authorities, reports the New York Times . Police raided homes in Paris, Toulouse, Nantes, and in the south and west of France, though they announced no direct... More »

US Sending 500 FBI Agents to London Olympics

US government worried about athlete protection in London

(Newser) - The US government is so concerned about security preparations for the London Olympics that authorities plan to send 500 FBI agents and 500 other security personnel to protect American athletes and diplomats, reports the Guardian . US officials are worried about new legal restrictions on Britain's anti-terrorism "stop and... More »

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