Several recent articles related to the Mumbai attacks indicate that terror operations and the manner in which they are carried out are becoming much more sophisticated. We’ve included excerpts from just a few.
Sixty hours in Mumbai have begun to change the calculus of global terrorism.
New reports suggest that both Indian and American intelligence agencies had foreseen the threat to Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Yet the manner of the attack – with 10 heavily armed, highly trained fighters clinically fanning out across the city – meant that no “police force anywhere would have been prepared to counter this type of operation,” says Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism analyst at Georgetown University in Washington.
- Foreigners boost insurgency in eastern Afghanistan (sfgate.com)
- U.N.-listed terrorist front group aids Pakistan flood victims (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Pakistan: India Is No Longer Top Threat (online.wsj.com)