The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Disparity in Iraq, Afghanistan War Costs Scrutinized The United States has about 141/2 times as many troops in Iraq as in Afghanistan, yet the average monthly cost of U.S. military operations in Iraq has been running at about four times the cost of operations in Afghanistan. (Washington Post)

Bay Area Civilian Vanishes in Iraq $40,000 Found in Car Left Behind by Army Contractor A Moss Beach man working as a contractor for the U.S. Army in Iraq has mysteriously disappeared while driving along an isolated road north of the country's violence-plagued Sunni Triangle. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Analysis: Inmates' Limited Victory For the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court is stepping into the controversy surrounding the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. (BBC)

Editorial: Terrorism Fight Not a 'Vietnam' Since the advent of television wars, which started with Vietnam, many Americans only accept our military incursions if they are fast with few casualties. Anything else is perceived to be "another Vietnam." (LA Times)


United Kingdom London More at Risk of Terror Attack Than New York and Washington London is more at risk from a terrorist attack by Islamic extremists than either New York or Washington, according to a study. (AFP)

Special Investigation: Blunders in the War on Terror Culture of Muddle Hinders Fight (Part One) Continuing his major series on the criminal justice system, Nick Davies investigates the policing of the world's biggest threat, terrorism, and finds alarming signs of defects in the UK's defenses. (The Guardian)

Culture of Muddle Hinders Fight (Part Two) (The Guardian)

France Australian Police to Question Brigitte Australian Federal Police agents (AFP) have been sent to Paris to interview al Qaeda suspect Willie Brigitte, the AFP said. (The Age)


Indonesia A New Terror Tactic? Regional Muslim militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) — blamed for bombings across the region, including the devastating attack in Bali a year ago — appears to be on a chilling new tack in its fight to establish an Islamic state in Southeast Asia. (Time)

Malaysia Students Linked to Al Qaeda Held Upon Return Malaysia has locked up 13 students for suspected links to terror groups after they were deported from Pakistan, where they were caught up in a sweep that also netted the brother of Southeast Asia's most notorious terrorist. (AP)


Conference Hears Media Coverage May Inspire Copycat Terror A university lecturer believes media organizations have to make an ethical decision about their coverage of terrorist attacks. (ABC — Australia)

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 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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