Mukasey targets global crime kingpins using counter-terror measures

Mukasey targets global crime kingpins using counter-terror measures

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey's new strategy for combating international organized crime will expand the use against its leaders of executive branch tactics already employed against known and suspected terrorists, like watch-listing and asset-freezing.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

FBI: No global crime link to core al-Qaida

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- U.S. agencies have seen no evidence that al-Qaida's central command has linked up with or used the services of organized crime, but other terror groups have.

Sypherlink, CAI partner for fusion centers

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 6 (UPI) -- Ohio-based Sypherlink says it has partnered with Computer Aid to address challenges in turning data streams into actionable intelligence to counter terrorism.

Plot more aspirational than operational

MIAMI, June 23 (UPI) -- Five of the seven men accused of plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and five federal buildings appeared in a Miami court Friday.

U.S. Muslims discuss monitoring with Feds

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Muslim leaders met Wednesday with FBI officials to discuss monitoring of radiation levels in Muslim homes.

Pistole named FBI deputy director

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- FBI counterterrorism official John Pistole will be the bureau's next deputy director, FBI Director Robert Mueller announced Thursday.

Senate told 9-11 reform devil is in detail

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Senior Bush administration intelligence officials, given their first chance Tuesday to testify before lawmakers about the wholesale re-organization of their age
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Terror suspects seen overseas

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- The FBI has got "credible" reports that some of the seven terror suspects identified last week have been seen overseas, CNN reported Thursday.

Ashcroft warning 'blindsided' Ridge

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft faced a barrage of criticism Thursday over his announcement that al-Qaida was planning to strike America over the summer, with some officials saying the White House had to step in to clear up confusion caused by conflicting
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

FBI: al-Qaida recruiting in U.S. prisons

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- FBI officials say al-Qaida continues to recruit members in U.S. prisons despite a government crackdown, WorldTribune.com reported Tuesday.

FBI warns al-Qaida still plotting

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The FBI chief of counter-terrorism told ABC News Wednesday while weakened, the terror group al-Quaida is still plotting attacks on the United States.

FBI team headed for Saudi blast site

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The FBI is dispatching a small team of explosives experts to help investigate the terror bombings in Saudi Arabia, the bureau said Tuesday.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Corresondent
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