Terrorists target wrong contractor in assassination plot

Al-Qaida didn't do their homework

Even if al-Qaida's plot to assassinate Lockheed Martin’s CEO had succeeded it would have failed because the terrorists didn’t do their homework and targeted the wrong company, writes Adam Rawnsley of Wired.com’s Danger Room.

Alleged Mumbai bomber David Coleman Headley revealed in federal court testimony this week that terrorists honed in on the defense contractor boss because the company makes drones used in Pakistani air strikes, when in fact Lockheed doesn’t make the aircraft.

A simple Google search would have revealed that General Atomics Aeronautical Systems is the actual manufacturer. Lockheed does make the Hellfire missiles used by U.S. drones, the blog adds.

Reader Comments

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 OPSEC ? Wha's that? I'm not telling

I'm guessing OPSEC isn't a concept you folks at Washington Techniology.com regularly embrace. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that you didn't name the correct CEO's and pass out their home addresses! Nice work!

Mon, Jun 6, 2011 don

since when did terrorists ever let the facts and truth get in the way of their agenda?

Sun, Jun 5, 2011

Another case of fighting terror with terror. "Oh, we don't make the drones we just make these missles, they may kill a few civi's, but it's all in the name of freedom." The people working in this industry have rendered the word "freedom" worthless to living human beings.

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