Dean C Alexander explains how police traffic stops can prove to be a powerful counter terrorism tool, and outlines some key indicators that might indicate terrorist activity
The recent revelation that a traffic stop for speeding in Pakistan involved al-Qaeda courier and Osama bin Laden bodyguard Ibrahim al Kuwaiti, sometime during 2002 or 2003, underscores the importance of traffic stops in undermining terrorism. During the encounter, Al Kuwaiti settled the issue quickly with the compliant Pakistani traffic police officer. It is not known what transpired (a payoff or some other settlement), but al Kuwaiti, bin Laden . . .