Intelligence success is not enough

The psychological muscle of terrorism was flexed again last week when the news broke of a terrorist plot to attack US-bound airplanes.

12th August, 2006

The psychological muscle of terrorism was flexed again last week when the news broke of a terrorist plot to attack US-bound airplanes.

The revelation that the British security services foiled an attempt by up to 24 men to use chemical compounds to cause an explosion meant disruption to international travel and commerce, as well as putting a terror attack back in the public consciousness.

Up to 24 men - mostly of British-Muslim origin - were to...

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