With depressing repeatability, the latest terrorist bomb plot – thankfully foiled by intelligence agents – was again focused on bringing down a commercial airliner. According to the US Central Intelligence Agency, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was planning to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb device that was similar in concept to that worn in his underwear by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in the attempted attack on Christmas Day 2009. But the AQAP device used ...

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