For better or worse, all the Gulf nations remain vital allies for the U.S. in the fight against terrorism.
The kingdom's murky relationship to terrorism
A look inside the "disposition matrix" that determines when -- or if -- the administration will pursue a suspected militant
They blow each other up by mistake. They bungle even simple schemes. They get intimate with cows and donkeys. Our terrorist enemies trade on the perception that they’re well trained and religiously devout, but in fact, many are fools and perverts who are far less organized and sophisticated than we imagine. Can being more realistic about who our foes actually are help us stop the truly dangerous ones?