Hussein Opens His Prison Doors to Trouble
By Frank Smyth, October 25, 2002, Newsday

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein released thousands of political and other prisoners from jails across his country last Sunday, including from the notorious Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad. The broad amnesty was no doubt welcomed by many Iraqi families whose…

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OK, It’s a Smoking Gun, but for Whom?
By Frank Smyth, December 14, 2001, Newsday

YESTERDAY, the Bush administration finally released the homemade movie that officials say U.S. military forces discovered in a house in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. If one believes the tape is real, as I do, it implicates Osama bin Laden in planning the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Culture Clash
By Frank Smyth, October 3, 1998, Jane's Intelligence Review

Although East Africa was the site of three out of the four major attacks exchanged since 7 August between US and apparently pan-Islamist forces, the region itself has been painted as merely being a battleground of opportunity for anti-US bombers. However, even before President…

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Silent Struggle
By Frank Smyth, September 14, 1998, The New Republic

Last week’s missile attack against Sudan also struck Americans like a bolt from the blue. Who knew where Sudan was on the map, let alone that it was a bitter enemy of the U.S.? Actually, the strikes were the culmination of a long struggle within the Clinton administration about how to deal with that nation’s…

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The Holy Warrior: Is This the Man Behind the Bombings?
By Peter Bergen & Frank Smyth, August 31, 1998, The New Republic

Osama bin Ladin is not an easy man to find, and he plans on keeping it that way. A multi-millionaire from Saudi Arabia, he is considered by the U.S. government to he “one of the most significant financial sponsors…

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Our Missiles Won’t Crush This Terrorist
By Frank Smyth, August 23, 1998, Newsday

At least one suspect in the two U.S. embassy bombings on Aug. 7 has reportedly implicated a wealthy Saudi, Osama bin Laden. Finally U.S. prosecutors might now have a chance to indict bin Laden, who was linked to but never charged…

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One Man’s Private Jihad
By Frank Smyth & Jason Vest, August 18, 1998, The Village Voice

He became a potentially hostile blip on the U.S. intelligence radar screen as early as 1991, when he arrived in Sudan. He said he had come to build roads, but according to a former Sudanese intelligence agent who spoke on the condition of anonymity…

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