Friday, April 10, 2009

Britain's top counterterrorism cop resigns after security blunder

Britain's top counterterrorism police officer resigned after being photographed on his way to a government briefing carrying a "secret" document showing details of a major anti-terrorist operation, titled “Briefing Note: Operation PATHWAY.” Although the U.K. government banned the publication of the photo on grounds of national security, it found its way onto the Internet and the operation, designed to prevent an al-Qaida plot to bomb Britain, was moved up many hours earlier than planned.

See, "Britain’s Antiterror Officer Resigns," New York Times, April 10, 2009, at; "Police chief Bob Quick steps down over terror blunder," Guardian, April 9, 2009, at

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