March 8, 2002 |
Nearly six months after terrorists attacked New York City, lawmakers lauded President Bush on Thursday for giving the stricken metropolis billions of dollars in aid, and momentum grew for Congress itself to meet there for the first time in more than two centuries. In effect, it was New York's day in the nation's capital.
March 4, 2002 |
President Bush has not been forthcoming about progress in the war on terrorism or about a "secret government" operating since Sept. 11, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said Sunday. As a result, lawmakers are finding it difficult to carry out their constitutional duties of approving money for the war and providing oversight of the executive branch, he said.
March 3, 2002
For the second time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, no new names were added to the list of confirmed dead published each Sunday in The Times. Associated Press reported Friday that 158 people are still listed as missing since the attacks.
March 2, 2002 |
In the midst of the American heartland, far from the feared target of an attack, President Bush said Friday that concerns about a nuclear strike by terrorists were behind the continuing operation of a "shadow government" ready to take over if Washington is destroyed. "Until this country has routed out terrorists wherever they try to hide, we're not safe," Bush said on a trip to Iowa that mixed policy and politics.
February 13, 2002 |
There among the reports of stolen cars and petty burglaries spilling out of the old-fashioned teletype machine at police headquarters in Colonie, N.Y., Monday night was the FBI notice to be on the lookout for 13 suspected terrorists. Next to it sat a new computer terminal dedicated to warning of terrorist threats. It remained silent, not yet operational. The scene reflected the country's uncertainty as Americans grappled with the heightened awareness of potential terrorism.
February 12, 2002 |
The FBI warned Monday night that a suspected terrorist from Yemen and as many as 16 associates could be planning an attack against Americans as early as today. The FBI identified the main suspect as Fawaz Yahya Al-Rabeei, a Yemeni national born in Saudi Arabia in 1979. The alert said that an attack could occur in the United States or against U.S. interests in Yemen. It was the most specific of the four nationwide alerts that the FBI has issued since Sept.
February 10, 2002 |
Here was the U.S. military in Afghanistan: a bearded soldier riding horseback in a storm of desert sand, looking like something out of "Lawrence of Arabia." But instead of a dagger, he carried a global positioning system, a sophisticated radio transmitter and a laser for marking targets. Flying 35,000 feet above him was a Vietnam-era bomber that had seemed headed for the scrap heap--until the Pentagon loaded it with smart bombs and linked its pilot with the guy on horseback. Since Sept.
February 9, 2002 |
The Taliban foreign minister turned himself in to officials in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday, becoming the highest-ranking such official to do so, a U.S. defense official said. Wakil Ahmed Mutawakel was transferred to the U.S. military base at the city's airport, where he was being held Friday night, Lt. Col. Martin Compton said.
February 8, 2002 |
A dingy, overcrowded cellblock in the bowels of New Delhi's Tihar jail was the perfect spot for a merger between militant Islam and the Indian mafia. Ahmad Omar Sayed Sheikh, a chess-playing Islamic radical, made common cause with Aftab Ansari, an ambitious Calcutta gangster, when they did time together behind Tihar's high walls in the late 1990s, according to Indian police investigators.