Exclusive: Iran Nuclear Bomb Could Be Possible by 2009

Saudi Arabia claims to be winning its domestic "war on terror" with the help of a programme of re-education and rehabilitation for hundreds of repentant al-Qaida militants once led by Osama bin Laden. (The Guardian)

SOMALIA

Hundreds More Ethiopian Troops Enter Somali Capital

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops were seen entering the Somali capital Monday after four days of heavy fighting sparked by an Ethiopian offensive against Islamist rebels and clan gunmen. (AFP)

U.K.

Australian Leader Accused Of Playing Politics In Hicks Deal

In Australia, Prime Minister John Howard is facing accusations that the relatively brief sentence and yearlong order of silence on the Guantánamo detainee David Hicks resulted from governmental pressure, charges he dismissed as "absurd." (International Herald Tribune)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

A Deal with the Devil

By Kathleen McGowan

President Hamid Karzai's decision two weeks ago to swap five Taliban captives for a kidnapped Italian reporter should make perfectly clear the disaster unfolding in Afghanistan. (NY Times)

Us Terror Center Lacks Mil Intel

By Shaun Waterman

For more than four months there have been no representatives of military intelligence in the 24-hour operations room at the heart of the U.S. National Counter-Terrorism Center, or NCTC -- the hub of federal efforts to share real-time terrorist threat information between U.S. agencies. (UPI)

FBI Chief Mueller Gets Some High Heat From Congress

By Jeff Stein

Appropriately enough for start of a new baseball season, Bob Mueller got a little "chin music" last week from the Senate Judiciary Committee, which wanted to send him a message over who's really in charge of his FBI. (Congressioanl Quarterly)

Darfur on Their Radar

By Jackson Diehl

For months it's looked like the genocide in Darfur has fallen off the agenda of a White House desperately fighting fires in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Yet last Monday President Bush's anger rocked the Oval Office when aides presented him with a plan for sanctions against the Sudanese government. (Washington Post)

Some Bumps at Start of War Tribunals at Guantánamo

By William Glaberson

As the first of the war crimes cases under a new law began here a few days ago, a military law specialist said it was a test run "to show that this plane will fly." (NY Times)

Euphemisms In Troubled Times

Pritish Nandy

The truth is that worldwide, Muslims appear to be firming up in their belief that their faith is more important than their nationality. (Times of India)

The Insider Daily Investigative Report (DIR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to investigative news, including international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DIR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman and Elizabeth Sprague of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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