The London Airline Plot and the War on Terror

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A jet plane from Britain to Washington, DC was forced down in Boston today because an "unruly" female passenger caused some disturbance.  In Britain, police have arrested a 24th suspect in the airline bombing conspiracy, and they're trying to extradite another suspect from Pakistan.  Interior ministers from the European Union met today to discuss their mutual security, and Britain's Interior Minister John Reid described the threat of terrorism "very real." We get the latest on these developments and what they reveal about airline safety and the war on terror. Were British investigators pushed to go public by making arrests before they were ready?  Is Pakistan in accord with the West, against it--or both?  Is the so-called "war on terror" being fought more by intelligence agents than soldiers?




Warren Olney