Terror Plot against Britain Thwarted by U.S. Drone Strike

Daily News Article - September 29, 2010

Questions

1.  Describe the planned terrorist attack in Western Europe that al Qaeda intended to carry out until thwarted this week.

2.  How did the CIA prevent the attacks that were to take place in cities in Western Europe?

3.  MI5 is the United Kingdom's counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of the intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the Defense Intelligence Staff (DIS). What does MI5 Director Jonathan Evans say about future terrorist plots?

4.  a) The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government with the primary responsibilities of protecting the territory of the U.S. from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters. Who is the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security?
b)  What warning did the DHS Secretary make about future terrorist attacks on the West?

5.  What announcement did France's national police chief Frederic Pechenard make last week regarding terrorist attacks in France?

6.  How has the capture and detention of a terrorist in Afghanistan in July aided the U.S. in thwarting future terrorist attacks?

7.  What does the information from this article lead you to believe about Islamic terrorists? Be specific.