Terrorist Leaders

Audio

Media Conference Call: Trial of Accused 9/11 Terrorists (Audio)

Speakers: Steven Simon and John B. Bellinger III
Presider: Lydia Khalil

Listen to John B. Bellinger III, Steven Simon, and Lydia Khalil consider the ramifications of the Justice department's controversial decision to prosecute suspected September 11th mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and his four alleged co-conspirators.

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Op-Ed

My Father, the Terrorist

Author: Thomas W. Lippman
Washington Post

Najwa and Omar bin Laden--first wife and fourth son of Osama bin Laden--paint a "horrifying portrait" of one of the greatest criminals of our time, writes Thomas Lippman in his review of their book, "Growing Up Bin Laden." Written with Jean Sasson, the book provides intimate details about the bin Ladens' family life but does not add much to our understanding of al-Qaeda, says Lippman.

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Backgrounder

Profile: Imad Mugniyah

Author: Elisabeth Smick

Examining the life and tactics of Imad Fayez Mugniyah, the Hezbollah military mastermind killed in Damascus on February 13, 2008. Before 9/11, Mugniyah was said to be responsible for the deaths of more Americans than any other terrorist.

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