Al Qaeda in Iraq Terror Threat to U.S.

The risk of war on the Korean Peninsula remains high, and the US government is raising it higher by opening an economic front. (Asia Times)

CANADA

Grisly Details Bared as Serial Killing Trial begins in Canada

The murder trial of the man accused of the largest number of serial killings recorded in Canada began here on Monday with grisly details of how the police found the dismembered hands and feet and severed heads of women on his pig farm. (NY Times)

ON THE WEB

ABC News Extremist Website Monitoring

This is a daily update of some of what can be found on militant Islamist websites that are often used by al Qaeda and its sympathizers, insurgent groups in Iraq and other groups for propaganda, recruiting and communication purposes. (ABC News)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

U.S. Counters 'Homegrown' Terror

By Shaun Waterman

U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials say they are taking steps to monitor and combat the possible spread of Islamic extremism and support for a violent holy war against the West among a "Pepsi jihad" generation of young Muslims in the United States. (UPI)

From Pakistan, With Jihad

To learn why a resurgent Taliban is fighting American and NATO troops to a military draw in Afghanistan, you have to go to the frontier region on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. (NY Times)

China's Missile Tests the US

It took a while for the news to come out, but on Thursday last week the Chinese military showed its true colors and fired a missile into space, destroying an obsolete Chinese weather satellite. (Taipei Times)

Note From America

By Curtis F J Doebbler

When the world is silent amidst American aggression -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia -- it indicates assent. (Al Ahram Weekly)

Why the 'Big Push' Sounds Horribly Familiar

By Adam Hochschild

If we needed more evidence that those surrounding US President George W Bush have a tin ear for the lessons of history, it came this month when National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley referred to increasing the number of US troops in Iraq as "the big push" that would bring victory closer. (Asia Times)

Armenia Haunts the Turks Again

By Hug Pope

Is there a curse hanging over Turkey? Each time the country achieves sustained development, something trips it up. This time it was the assassination on Friday of Hrant Dink, a newspaper editor, peacemaker and one of Turkey's most prominent Armenians. (LA Times)

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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