According to a University of North Carolina researcher, "20 Muslim-Americans were indicted for violent terrorist plots in 2011, down from 26 the year before, bringing the total since 9/11 to 193, or just under 20 per year."
A British immigration judge ruled Monday that a longtime terrorism suspect and detainee should be released on bail. But U.K. officials say Abu Qatada's release would put Britain's national security in peril. The case shows how much Britain is grappling with the issues that have bedeviled U.S. authorities seeking to shutter Guantanamo.
Pfc. Bradley Manning, 24, will stand trial for allegedly giving more than 700,000 secret U.S. documents and classified combat video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks for publication. Manning, a low-ranking intelligence analyst, is charged in the biggest leak of classified data in U.S. history.
Justice Department and Pentagon officials have worked to create a military commission system that mirrors federal courts in the U.S. One way they're doing that: Justice Department lawyers are teaming with military prosecutors at Guantanamo, preparing the cases against the alleged Sept. 11 conspirators.
Some believe America is in decline. But author Robert Kagan disagrees. He talks to Steve Inskeep about his new book The World America Made." President Obama recently discussed an article Kagan wrote for The New Republic called "The Myth of American Decline."
As al-Qaida fragments, threats to the U.S. are changing, though not disappearing, say intelligence officials. They are now worried about the threat posed by al-Qaida affiliates in Africa and the Mideast — and particularly how they may take advantage of unrest after the Arab Spring.
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