05.05.10

Times Square Bombing

Faisal Shahzad, who’s confessed to Saturday night’s attempted bombing of Times Square, was able to board a flight to Dubai Monday night—until authorities made the jet return to the gate so he could be apprehended. From Lloyd Grove’s interview with NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly to Philip Shenon’s exclusive report on the investigation into Shahzad’s terror ties, view our coverage below.

Stomping on the Constitution
by Gerald L. Shargel

Critics blasting the feds for reading Faisal Shahzad his rights aren’t just guilty of playing politics. Gerald L. Shargel on Joe Lieberman’s dangerous call to strip suspects of their citizenship.

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Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, left, in a recent straight-to-Web release.

The Taliban's Favorite Website
by John Avlon

When the Pakistani Taliban claimed credit for the failed Times Square bombing, they did it via an American terrorism blog. John Avlon talks to the guy who both the U.S. military and the terrorists get their news from.

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A New York City Police Department mobile observation tower is seen in Times Square on May 5, 2010. (Thomas A. Clary, AFP / Getty Images)

Watching the Terrorists
by Michael Sheehan

The Times Square bomb scare is a fresh reminder that America needs to step up surveillance to stave off attacks. Former NYPD counterterrorism boss Michael A. Sheehan on why we need more cameras now.

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New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly discusses Saturday evening's Times Square incident during a news conference at One Police Plaza, Sunday May 2, 2010 in New York. (Henny Ray Abrams / AP Photo)

Kelly's War
by Lloyd Grove

Hours after the New York City police commissioner’s detectives helped arrest the suspected Times Square plotter, Ray Kelly talked to Lloyd Grove about how the attack was foiled—and what he’s doing to prevent future terrorists.

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5 Foiled Terror Plots
by The Daily Beast

The SUV bomb dismantled in Times Square over the weekend is the latest success for law enforcement since 9/11. The Daily Beast rounds up four other terror attacks that were defused before they could wreak domestic havoc.

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Police officers stand guard in Times Square May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Yana Paskova / Getty Images)

What Pakistan's Terrorists Want
by Bruce Riedel

While Faisal Shahzad, the accused Times Square car bomber, appeared to live a suburban American life, evidence is mounting that he trained with the Pakistani Taliban. As investigators probe his ties to Karachi, Bruce Riedel warns of the Pakistani Taliban’s growing threat to America.

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The Times Square Suspect's Terror Ties
by Philip Shenon

Faisal Shahzad has been formally charged with five counts of terrorism and admitted to having received bomb-making training in Pakistan. The Daily Beast’s Philip Shenon reports that the feds are investigating whether he's tied to a Pakistani American involved in the Mumbai attacks—and what role Emirates airline played in his capture.

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