- Making News: Counterterrorism, the Patriot Act and a Missed Memo
One day after another report on intelligence failures before September 11, President Bush today appointed retired Vice Admiral John S. Redd to head the National Counter-terrorism Center. Josh Meyer, who covers terrorism for the Los Angeles Times, has more.
- Reporter's Notebook: The FBI Changes Story in Lodi Terror Investigation
This week, media reported that a man arrested in Northern California had told the FBI he trained in Pakistan to kill Americans at -hospitals and large food stores.- Now, that claim has been removed from an FBI document filed with a federal court in Sacramento. Lawyers for 22 year-old Hamid Hayat plan to challenge the US government in court because of changes in the FBI affidavit supporting charges that he lied to FBI agents. Greg Krikorian covers terrorism for the Los Angeles Times.
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