The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

A Saudi Opportunity After 13 months of battling a branch of the al Qaeda movement, Saudi Arabia's government has all but declared victory. Authorities say they have wiped out the leadership of all five of the terrorist movement's cells that were known to exist a year ago; the last breakthrough came 10 days ago with the slaying of four militants responsible for the beheading of American Paul M. Johnson Jr. Al Qaeda's Saudi organization, officials say, is in shambles, which is why ruling Crown Prince Abdullah has given its surviving members one month to surrender in exchange for amnesty. (Washington Post)


Insurgency And Counterinsurgency In Iraq For 50 years, the United States has had ill-fated experiences in effectively fighting insurgencies. In counterinsurgency terms, Vietnam and Iraq form two legs of a historically fraught triangle - with El Salvador providing the connecting leg. In light of this history, the author analyzes where the United States has gone wrong in Iraq; what unique challenges the conflict presents to coalition forces deployed there; and what light both shed on future counterinsurgency planning, operations, and requirements. (Rand Institute)

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

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