History Stories
CATEGORY: al Qaeda
A Former CIA Tracker Shares the Fine Art of Ferreting Out Fugitives
December 21, 2017

Whether it's a Nazi war criminal or an al-Qaeda terrorist, everyone leaves some kind of footprint. Read More

The Long, Winding Road to 9/11
September 12, 2017

Peter Bergen and Steve Coll discuss the motives behind the attacks, how U.S. leaders missed so many signals and what it was like to meet Osama bin Laden. Read More

From Terrorist’s Son to Peace Activist
September 11, 2017

How Zak Ebrahim struggled--and succeeded--to break away from a culture of hate. Read More

This Man Helped Thwart the Biggest Terror Attack That Almost Happened
September 11, 2017

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Government Terrorist Trackers Before 9/11: Higher Ups Wouldn’t Listen
August 30, 2017

Before 9/11, only a few dedicated law-enforcement and intelligence agents understood the enormity of the terrorists' ambitions. And they had a hard time convincing their bosses. Read More