1. A leaked UK intelligence report is said to have identified terrorist enclaves in major British cities planning mass casualty attacks.
2. Three Bali bombers were executed in Indonesia, guilty of killing 202 in night club bombings.
3. London paper source says Usama bin Laden is planning greater attacks on US, saying that training camps across world are in a 'positive phase' of operational planning and training for a new wave of attacks on West.
4. New York Times publicizes secret order authorizing special forces operations against al-Qaeda terrorists around the world. Question is why NYT would do so.
5. President-Elect Obama offers double talk on EU missile shield, saying different things to different leaders and the public.
Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid al-Qaeda in Many Countries - NY Times
Comment on Above: The New Boldness: Dissenters Transition To Power - National Review Online
Bin Laden 'plans new attack on US,' in 'positive phase' - Sydney Morning Herald
Drone attacks souring ties with US, says Durrani - DAWN
Conflicting Messages: ‘US policy towards Pakistan to remain unchanged’ - Daily Times
Conflicting Messages: Obama to reassess strategy on Pakistan, Afghanistan - DAWN
Obama's First Foreign Policy Error: Double Talk on Poland, EU Missile Shield - Environmental Republican
Russia to Deploy Missiles Only If U.S. Builds Shield - Bloomberg
Russian President Calls Obama; Kremlin Describes Upbeat Talk - Washington Post