An American Murdered, A Kingdom Under Siege

The brutal execution last week of Paul Johnson Jr., an employee of Lockheed Martin who had been living in Saudi Arabia for more than a decade, was a troubling sign of how freely al-Qaeda continues to operate in the kingdom--and of the deadly threats facing the many foreigners (including 35,000 Americans) who live there. But many believe that the atrocity may finally spur the Saudi government to take more aggressive action against extremists. Johnson's murder was the latest in a rash of seemingly coordinated attacks that have killed 24 foreigners in the past month. Responsibility for the terror spree was claimed...

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