Critical Threats Live Webcast Briefing


May 7, 2010, 1:00 P.M.: The Times Square Attack and the Pakistani Taliban: What do you need to know?

  • Who are the TTP? Background? Leadership? Operational competence and interest?
  • Why would the TTP execute such an attack, or, at the least, claim responsibility if not operationally tied to the attack?
  • How does the Times Square attack fit into the global Islamist movement led by al Qaeda?
  • The criminal complaint against Shahzad reveals a Waziristan link: What is the militant landscape in North Waziristan? What occurred during the Pakistani military’s incursion into South Waziristan in October and November 2009?

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Previous Briefings

 April 5, 2010, 1:30 P.M.: Somalia and the Terror Threat from al Shabaab

  • Shabaab governance, control of territory and threats against U.S.; upcoming offensive in Mogadishu

January 12, 2010: Yemen and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

  • Security and economic situation in Yemen, AQAP, and U.S. strategy