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  • Enlisted in the World of Airborne Spying Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 10:39 AM ET
    King Air 350i

    For four years, a doctor commuted between his clinics in Texas in a $5 million turboprop with jazzy metallic stripes and ruby stones embedded on the drink cabinet inside. The plane featured exotic wood veneers and polished chrome, and his daughter’s initials were in the tail number. The New York Times reports.

  • Communicating Threats Ten Years After 9/11 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    Ten years after the attacks on September 11, we still don’t live in a world where we are free from terror threats. But we have made great progress on how to best communicate those threats in a way that makes us all a little bit safer.

  • 'Taking Liberties’ — What We All Lost After 9/11 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    "Post-9/11 surveillance measures have made it far too easy for the government to review our personal and business records, telephone and e-mail conversations, and virtually all aspects of our lives," the author and President of the ACLU explains in this guest blog why the Fourth Amendment is good for business and essential for democracy.

  • Ground Zero Rebuilding  Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein took over the lease at the WTC six weeks before the 9/11 attacks but he never gave up hope the city would rebuild, reports CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Cyber Terror Still Top Threat?  Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 5:48 PM ET

    Enrique Salem, president and Chief Executive Officer of Symantec, says the top threat to the US isn't hurricanes but cyber security.

  • More Secure, But Probably No Safer Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    "I'm skeptical of anyone who can answer the question 'Are we safer?' with a simple yes or no," says Ward Thomas, a national security expert. "We are better in some ways, but not necessarily in others."

  • Grief, Change And Resilience Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:20 PM ET
    Visitors view a model of the World Trade Center site on the opening day of the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site near the World Trade Center in New York City.

    Ten years later, we’re arguably a sadder and more anxious nation, still struggling through a tough economy, yet we’re also more vigilant about security and ever-determined to remain resilient.

  • Terrorists Look to Implant Bombs in Humans Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    The U.S. government has warned domestic and international airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Did Money on Mules Free French Hostages? Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:02 AM ET
    Cityscape at sunrise, Kabul, Afghanistan

    Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, the two French journalists that had been held hostage in Afghanistan for 547 days, landed on French soil on Thursday morning. Sources talk about the unusual path taken by the ransom.

  • Beware the Threat From Cyberhackers Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 1:07 AM ET

    The tail risk of a cyber disruption to markets cannot be ignored. Investors had better hope that the banks and exchanges are much better organised than Sony; and, perhaps, keep some hard cash in the mattress, Gillian Tett writes in the FT.

  • The niche—that includes James Bond-like tools such as infrared cameras, explosive detectors and body scanners—is expected to grow 12 percent annually through 2013, according to one analysis.

  • Time To Invest In Cybersecurity? Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:47 PM ET

    Find out what one strategist says about the industry and his top picks.

  • Violence Cost World Economy $8.1 Trillion: Research Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 4:09 AM ET
    Libyans shout slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi while holding a cartoon depicting Kadhafi being hit with a hammer symbolising 'the people's will'.

    The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.

  • The Town Known as Terrorism Central Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
    Osama bin Laden

    It will forever be known as the place where the United States finally caught up with Osama Bin Laden but the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad has been described as the country’s ‘Terrorism Central,’ according to the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Foundation.

  • In Bin Laden’s Compound, SEALs’ All-Star Team Friday, 6 May 2011 | 3:14 AM ET
    The hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin

    There were 79 people on the assault team that killed Osama bin Laden, but in the end, the success of the mission turned on some two dozen men who landed inside the Qaeda leader’s compound, the New York Times reports.

  • A Bin Laden Hunter on Four Legs Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    The identities of all 80 members of the American commando team who thundered into Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden are the subject of intense speculation, but perhaps none more so than the only member with four legs.

  • Are We Done in Afghanistan? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    In the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, I found myself agreeing with Charles Krauthammer that this was a global game-changer for American greatness. It was a gutsy and courageous decision by President Obama, brilliantly executed by the Navy SEALs and all the intelligence and support behind them.

  • Osama bin Laden

    Computers taken from Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan compound could reveal a motherlode of information on Al Qaeda donors and has probably already dealt a serious blow to Al Qaeda fund raising, according to a Middle East law expert.

  • Osama Who? Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:58 PM ET
    Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    Turns out a lot of people using Twitter Sunday night asked "Who is Osama Bin Laden?" as the site went nuts with news of his death. Really? Even if you've been living under a rock (or cave in Tora Bora) or without internet service (like, in a compound in Abottabad), you know who "OBL" is, right? Not so.

  • Osama's Death Leads To Rise In Flag Sales Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    The orders started coming in just minutes after President Obama formally announced the death on Sunday night. People wanted their flags.