9/11 Hearings Halt Over Spying Accusation

FBI agents accused of enlisting informant on defense team
United States Army Chief Circuit Judge Col. James L. Pohl

The 9/11 hearings came to a halt on Monday morning just thirty minutes after they had begun following accusations by defense lawyers for the accused terrorists that members of their team had been approached to participate in an FBI investigation.

Gitmo Secret Prison Commander to Testify

Camp 7 commander to speak
Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base / AP

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE—A commander from Guantanamo Bay’s infamous—and until recently highly secret—Camp 7 will testify this week in military court about how prisoners are treated in the highly secure compound, which houses 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other high value terror suspects.

Feds Curtail Major Counterterror Exercise in Washington

Scaled down drill followed new al Qaeda threat to conduct car bombings in D.C., Virginia
Al Qaeda's 'Inspire' magazine

The White House sharply curbed a major counterterrorism drill scheduled for Tuesday in Washington that was designed to test the federal government response to threats of car bombs attacks and a chemical weapons strike on the Metro subway system.

The exercise, code named Eagle Horizon 2014, was cut back instead to small-scale communications checks within federal agencies.

National Guardsman Arrested in Terror Plot Attended Radical Mosque

Teausant’s mosque known as being ‘hotbed’ for al Qaeda, Taliban
The Lodi Mosque in Lodi, Calif. / AP

The National Guard reservist arrested this week for planning to blow up the Los Angeles subway attended a radical California-based mosque that has been home to known terrorists and other extremist Muslims deported from the United States for their ties to terror.

Obama: Abbas Has ‘Consistently Renounced Violence’

Abbas celebrated terrorists as ‘heroes’
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House / AP

President Barack Obama welcomed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House on Monday in a bid to rekindle a fledgling peace process that has all but collapsed under Palestinian rejection and a massive influx of terrorist rocket attacks on Israeli civilians.

Al Qaeda to Launch English-Language Magazine

U.S. officials see magazine as recruiting tool for ‘lone wolf’ terrorists
A screenshot of the video promoting al Qaeda's new English language magazine.

Al Qaeda has announced plans to launch a new magazine aimed at recruiting Americans and promoting “lone wolf” terror attacks and the group’s jihadist agenda, according to a video produced by al Qaeda’s media arm.

Congress Seeks to Restrict U.S. Travel to Syria

New bill would level harsh penalties for unauthorized travel
Members of Ahrar al-Sham brigade, one of the Syrian rebels groups, exercise in a training camp / AP

A new bill would severely restrict Americans from traveling to Syria and would imprison violators for up to 20 years for breaching the restrictions.

The bill, authored by Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.), was authored in response to a large influx of foreign fighters in Syria, including at least 50 Americans who are suspected of training and colluding with terror groups in the region.