AEI Video Briefing on Times Square Attack and the Pakistani Taliban

The Times Square Attack and the Pakistani Taliban: What do you need to know?

On May 1, the first attempted terror attack within the U.S. since Christmas Day occurred in New York City's Times Square. Over the last few days, and since the apprehension of bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, an operational link between the attack and Pakistan has become clear (militant videos released on Sunday already established a rhetorical link). Among the many militant groups in Pakistan, the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has become the leading candidate for responsibility for the attack.

In a webcast at www.criticalthreats.org/ctplive on Friday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m., Frederick W. Kagan, AEI resident scholar and director of the Critical Threats Project, and the Critical Threats Project team will discuss the following questions:

  • Who are the TTP? Background? Leadership? Operational competence and interest?

  • Why would the TTP execute such an attack, or, at the least, claim responsibility if not operationally tied to the attack?

  • How does the Times Square attack fit into the global Islamist movement led by al Qaeda?

  • The criminal complaint against Shahzad reveals a link to the Pakistani region of Waziristan: What is the militant landscape in North Waziristan? What occurred during the Pakistani military's incursion into South Waziristan in October and November 2009?

###

Also Visit
AEIdeas Blog The American Magazine

What's new on AEI

image The money in banking: Comparing salaries of bank and bank regulatory employees
image What Obama should say about China in Japan
image A key to college success: Involved dads
image China takes the fight to space
AEI on Facebook
Events Calendar
  • 21
    MON
  • 22
    TUE
  • 23
    WED
  • 24
    THU
  • 25
    FRI
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Graduation day: How dads’ involvement impacts higher education success

Join a diverse group of panelists — including sociologists, education experts, and students — for a discussion of how public policy and culture can help families lay a firmer foundation for their children’s educational success, and of how the effects of paternal involvement vary by socioeconomic background.

Event Registration is Closed
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Getting it right: A better strategy to defeat al Qaeda

This event will coincide with the release of a new report by AEI’s Mary Habeck, which analyzes why current national security policy is failing to stop the advancement of al Qaeda and its affiliates and what the US can do to develop a successful strategy to defeat this enemy.

Friday, April 25, 2014 | 9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Obamacare’s rocky start and uncertain future

During this event, experts with many different views on the ACA will offer their predictions for the future.   

No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.