U.S. warns of al-Qaida from South Africa

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- Fearing al-Qaida may try to sneak operatives into the U.S. using South African passports, the Department of Homeland Security has put inspectors at major airports and more…

D.C. hamstrings
border officers

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Despite increased anti-terror demands, immigration inspectors guarding the nation's borders are laboring under an internal budget crisis that has forced freezes on overtime pay and new more…

Pakistan to protest
new security rules

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Pakistan will formally protest a new federal counterterrorism measure to intensify screening of Pakistani travelers entering the U.S. at major airports across the country, a top more…

Pakistani travelers
under new scrutiny

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – In an unusual move, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ordered inspectors at America's largest airports to examine all travelers of Pakistani descent – including U.S. more…

Clouds of doubt hang
over security training

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Buried in the middle of the scathing Army report on Abu Ghraib prison abuses is an unrelated item that has received little attention in the press, more…

WND broke key parts
of Prisongate scandal

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – The New Yorker magazine and CBS News broke the story of Iraqi prisoner abuse late last month, but WorldNetDaily had reported parts of the story weeks more…

Army training memo reveals
neglect for human-rights law

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Despite criticism it failed to properly train soldiers in Iraq to comply with international human-rights laws, the Pentagon has approved a new interrogation-training program that "de-emphasizes" more…

Army brass banned harsh
interview tactics last year

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – The senior American commander in Iraq last year ordered interrogators to stop using humiliation techniques on Iraqi detainees without his permission, according to military intelligence officials more…