Gregory Johnsen

journalist and author

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Journalist who has covered Yemen and Islamic insurgency in the Middle East extensively; blogger at Waq al-waq and author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

Gregory Johnsen on KCRW

Should we be afraid of al Qaeda? Officials in Yemen say they thwarted a plan by al Qaeda to seize a major port and kidnap or kill workers there.

Twelve Years after 9-11, How Big a Threat Is al Qaeda?

Should we be afraid of al Qaeda? Officials in Yemen say they thwarted a plan by al Qaeda to seize a major port and kidnap or kill workers there.

from To the Point

Intelligence agencies say that last September they may have discovered a dry run for the package bombs found Friday in the UK and Dubai.

What's the Next Surprise from al Qaeda?

Intelligence agencies say that last September they may have discovered a dry run for the package bombs found Friday in the UK and Dubai.

from To the Point

Some $40 billion worth of security measures were defeated on Christmas Day when a man boarded an airplane with explosives sewn into his underwear.

Airline Security: Nine Years after September 11

Some $40 billion worth of security measures were defeated on Christmas Day when a man boarded an airplane with explosives sewn into his underwear.

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