July 15th, 2014
10:28 PM ET

U.S. intelligence fears Americans who fought in Syria could be preparing for a domestic attack

There are growing concerns over Americans who traveled to fight in Syria planning to return home to launch attacks here. The FBI and the U.S. Intelligence community are working to track these individuals. Barbara Starr has new details on why this investigation is so complicated.

Anderson discussed the dangers of fighters who carry U.S. passports with National Security Analyst Fran Townsend, CIA and FBI counterterrorism official Philip Mudd and counterterrorism veteran Robert McFadden.

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Filed under: Barbara Starr • Domestic Terrorism • Fran Townsend • Philip Mudd • Syria • Terrorism
July 2nd, 2014
10:07 PM ET

New airport security measures aimed at finding sophisticated explosives

Some air passengers are about to face tougher security screenings before boarding flights to the U.S. The Obama administration is tightening security in an effort to find sophisticated explosives designed to get past screeners. Terror groups smuggled a shoe bomb and an underwear bomb years ago. Both plots failed. Jim Sciutto looks at how authorities are working to stay ahead of the terrorists.

Tom Ridge served as America's first Homeland Security Secretary. He says he believes terror groups in Syria are likely behind this latest threat.

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Filed under: Jim Sciutto • National Security • Syria • Terrorism • Tom Ridge • Travel
February 19th, 2014
10:13 PM ET

New shoe bomb threat

The Department of Homeland Security is warning airlines to pay particular attention to passengers' shoes. It is reportedly the result of new intelligence suggesting terror groups have been working on new shoe-bomb designs. What goes into the decision to warn passengers now? Anderson spoke with Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and former White House Homeland security advisor Fran Townsend.

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Filed under: Fran Townsend • Jim Sciutto • Terrorism
February 5th, 2014
10:08 PM ET

Toothpaste terror warning

With the start of the Sochi Olympics less than a day away, the Department of HomelandSecurity is warning that terrorists may try to target flights heading to the Games. Evan Perez has the latest on this potential threat. 

Nick Paton Walsh is in Sochi reporting on Olympic security.

Anderson discusses the toothpaste terror threat with National Security Analysts Bob Baer and Peter Bergen.


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Filed under: Evan Perez • Sochi Olympics • Terrorism
October 8th, 2013
01:29 AM ET

New questions about the terror raids in Somalia and Libya

U.S. special forces pulled off a pair of daring raids. In Libya, Delta Force captured a key suspect in the 1998 embassy bombings. But the Navy SEAL Team Six in Somalia withdrew before getting a suspected top leader of the group responsible for the Nairobi mall attack. Peter Bergen joins the AC360 Later panel to discuss what these raids mean for America's war on terror.

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Filed under: AC360 Later • Ana Navarro • Christiane Amanpour • Terrorism
October 8th, 2013
01:15 AM ET

Inside the U.S. terror raids in Libya and Somalia

Special forces launched a pair of daring raids. In Libya, Delta Force nabbed Abu Anas al Libi, wanted for the 1998 embassy bombings that took more than 200 lives in Kenya and Tanzania. The Navy's SEAL Team Six aborted a raid in Somalia targeting the suspected leader of the group behind the Nairobi mall attack. Jim Sciutto has the latest on both operations.

Anderson discussed all of this with former FBI negotiator Ali Soufan and Former Navy SEAL Chad Williams.

Filed under: Libya • Terrorism
May 2nd, 2013
12:51 AM ET

What should happen to the Gitmo detainees?

For nearly three months, dozens of detainees at Guantánamo have been on a hunger strike, trying to gain sympathy in their quest for freedom.  Many of the men  have been cleared for release for years, but are still there.

When reporters asked Pres. Obama about the hunger strike on Wednesday, he once again said it should be closed and pushed Congress to take action.  "I think it is critical for us to understand that Guantanamo is not necessary to keep America safe. It is expensive. It is inefficient. It hurts us, in terms of our international standing. It lessens cooperation with our allies on counter-terrorism efforts. It is a recruitment tool for extremists. It needs to be closed," the president said.

Supporters of Guantanamo disagree and point out that dozens of men set free have returned to terrorism.


April 26th, 2013
10:38 PM ET

NYPD's anti-terrorism command center

Intelligence officers and thousands of cameras are critical to monitoring potential terror threats in New York. CNN's Mary Snow spoke with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly about the sophisticated surveillance program.

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Filed under: New York City • Terrorism
April 26th, 2013
10:10 PM ET

Signs of a radical Islamist

Maajid Nawaz used to be a Muslim extremist, but he's now a human rights activist. He shares his unique perspective on the Boston Marathon bombing suspects in an interview with Anderson Cooper.

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Filed under: Boston Marathon Attack • Terrorism
April 15th, 2013
06:10 PM ET
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