The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Former Iraqi FM to Live in Jordan? Nagy Sabri, the former Iraqi foreign minister, is currently in secret contact with Jordanian officials, through Iraqis who live in the Jordan, to secure a permanent residence in the country, according to Jordanian diplomatic sources who spoke to the Arab news website Elaph. (Elaph)


Guantanamo Bay: Two Years Too Many A U.S. diplomat has hinted that British prisoners in Camp Delta may soon be repatriated. That's too little too late for human rights campaigners. (The Observer)

Terror Policy: Between Fear and Freedom In the days of relative calm before the nation went to "code orange" last month, Asa Hutchinson, the Bush administration's point man for border protection, was being briefed once a day on whatever terrorism threats were lurking. (NY Times)

Terror War 'Could Last 50 Years' The war on terror could last up to 50 years, a senior UK intelligence officer has warned. (BBC)

Book Review: "Al Qaeda's Strategy and Bombings: The Mistakes and the Dangers" Asharq Al Awsat reviews the book published by the leaders of the Egyptian Al Gama'a al Islamiya, where they criticize al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden for having a distorted view of reality and for basing their arguments on a perceived war between Muslims and "Jews and Crusaders." Al Gama'a al Islamiya was in the past responsible for bombings and violent acts in Egypt, but a few years ago the group reviewed its ideology and renounced violence. (Asharq Al Awsat)

Al Qaeda Hunt Follows Old Tracks U.S. troops on the Afghan side of the border have two simple rules to follow: don't cross over, and radio the Pakistan army first before shooting at any suspected al Qaeda militant spotted over there. (Reuters)

The Risky Business of Security Have we actually benefited from the boom in intelligence 'experts'? (The Guardian)

'Spinning Into Control' The strategic reason for crushing Saddam was to reverse the tide of global terror that incubated in the Middle East. Is our pre-emptive policy working? Was the message sent by ousting the Baathists as well as the Taliban worth the cost? (NY Times)

Kurds' Soft Sell for a Hard-Won Autonomy It is a maxim of politics that territorial autonomy is begrudgingly conceded by central authorities and ungratefully received by those to whom it is granted. That's one way to understand what is happening in Kurdistan, or what some still call northern Iraq. (LA Times)

Fingerprinting Visitors President Reagan's axiom for dealing with the Soviet Union — "trust, but verify" — has found a fitting new use in the Homeland Security Department. (CS Monitor)

Refereeing in Hell GIs are dying. Rival factions are turning on each other. After freeing Iraq, can we keep it from coming apart? (Newsweek)

Can Cross-Border Terrorism End? The reduction in cross-border terrorism from PoK is critically linked to the reduction of violence against unarmed civilians by security personnel in the Valley itself. (Times of India)

Inside the A-Bomb Bazaar Evidence mounts that Pakistani scientists sold nuclear know-how to a triad of rogue nations. (Time)

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

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