Anwar al-Awlaki

Following the path of drones from Obama's hit list to Johns Hopkins University

Consider the scenario: Here in Baltimore, terrorists have a safe house, a van, a storage unit or two. They have a target. Could be the Inner Harbor or a convention that's in town. Maybe it's the Port of Baltimore, where about $50 billion of foreign commerce is conducted every year, or a high-profile target in the city's large Jewish community. Maybe it's something else.

A U.S. government agency has tracked the terrorists to a safe house. It just learned that the explosives are already in the van. With no time to deploy SEAL Team 6 or the FBI SWAT team, the agency deploys its newest weapon, developed just a few miles away by an arm of the city's most respected and powerful nonprofit...