Jean-Louis Bruguiere started fighting the war on terrorism before most of us knew it had begun. In 1989, when an airliner suspiciously exploded over Africa, the French magistrate visited the scene and eventually pinned the bombing on the Libyans. He found Carlos the Jackal in 1994 and had the terrorist arrested while Carlos was sedated and waiting for an operation on his scrotum. Bruguiere helped foil Islamic radicals' plans to attack the World Cup in 1998 and Strasbourg cathedral in 2000. In the weeks after Sept. 11, while his counterparts in the U.S. and Germany were learning to pronounce al-Qaeda, Bruguiere...

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