- Making News: Prestigious Think-Tank says al Qaeda Still Strong
Despite international efforts in the war on terror, al Qaeda still has more than 18,000 potential terrorists, and its ranks are growing, partly because of the conflict in Iraq. That-s according to the International Institute of Strategic Studies, a highly respected British think-tank. Terry Taylor, president and executive director of the US office, assesses al Qaeda's current strength and strategies.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Feds' Flawed Fingerprint Forensics
In a rare gesture, the FBI has apologized to an attorney and Muslim convert, arrested in Portland, Oregon, who was accused of involvement in terrorist bombings in Spain. Brandon Mayfield says he-s the victim of discrimination against Muslims, but he's also the victim of faulty fingerprint technology. Allan Bayle, former senior forensic official at New Scotland Yard, expounds on ridgeology and the FBI's faulty forensics.
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