Most-wanted terrorist lists missing most wanted – Homeland Security Newswire

Appearing before Congress last week, National Counterterrorism Center Director, Michael Leiter, warned that Anwar Awlaki, the Yemeni lecturer credited with turning the Web into a tool for extremist indoctrination, is America’s new top terrorist threat. Despite being the first U.S. citizen ever placed on the CIA targeted killing list, the al Qaeda cleric has managed to elude the State Department’s Reward for Justice and FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists lists. No reward is being offered for his capture, either.

  • Gloria Crossett

    Placing a reward on a wanted individual can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, people will report information to law enforcement, but on the other hand a deluge of information, especially false information, can overwhelm authorities.