A New Wave Of Terror?

Two weeks before the deadly bomb blast at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, senior Indonesian police officers delivered a briefing in that city's dilapidated police headquarters. They announced they were certain the city faced an imminent bomb attack by Islamic extremists but also tacitly acknowledged they could do little to prevent it. A militant captured during a raid in the central Java city of Semarang in early July confessed that he had recently delivered two carloads of bombmaking materials to Jakarta. During the raid, police had discovered drawings outlining specific areas of the city for possible attack by members of...

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