Lessons from Failed Car Bombing in the Heart of New York

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The Pakistani-American charged with Saturday's bombing attempt in Times Square has waived his right to a speedy arraignment. Faisal Shahzad was arrested on Monday night, interrogated and read his Miranda rights. Arrests have been made in Pakistan, where Shahzad told authorities he was trained, and one of those being held is said to belong to a militant group. The would-be bomber was on America's no-fly list by Monday afternoon, but still was able to board a plane Monday night. Procedures have since been tightened. Was good law enforcement responsible for his arrest?  Should he have been identified sooner?  Is the US prepared for the future?




Warren Olney