Asia's Terror Threat

You'd never guess from the plaintive tone that the man being interrogated is supposed to be one of the world's most dangerous terrorists. Even through a fog of bureaucratic paraphrasing, Riduan Isamuddin—better known as Hambali—appears a very unhappy man. And that's not just because his capture on Aug. 11 in central Thailand delivered him into the hands of his mortal enemy, the U.S. Or that he is facing the prospect of a lifetime behind bars. No, what really seems to bother the 39-year-old Indonesian is that Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the regional network of militant Islamic groups he spent the past decade...

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