NEWS & ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Rules that Humanitarian Aid to Terrorist Organizations is Illegal

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a law prohibiting “material support” to terrorist organizations also bans support intended for an organization’s humanitarian activities.

U.K.: Police Raid Companies Suspected of Selling Fake Bomb Detectors

Five locations linked to three British companies were raided by London police on Tuesday for suspicion of exporting fake bomb detectors banned earlier this year by the British government and blamed for hundreds of deaths in Iraq.

Amendment to Defense Bill Would Prevent Transfer of Guantanamo Prisoners

A amendment to the 2011 defense department authorization bill would prohibit the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States.

Options Limited for Fighting Online Radicalization and Recruitment, Experts Say

Jihadists' efforts to radicalize and recruit Americans online have been largely unsuccessful, but incidents are growing in number and the campaign is tough to stop, terrorism experts told lawmakers today.

National Intelligence Director's Weakness Will Persist for Years, Expert Says

The political conflicts that contributed to Dennis Blair’s pending resignation will hamstring his successors for years to come, a defense scholar said today during an expert panel on the threat of homegrown terrorism.

Morning Security Brief: Radiation Detection, Full-Body Scanners, Superbug Killers, and Another al Qaeda Video

NYPD faults DHS for moving too slowly on grant funding. Scientists raise new questions about safety of full-body scans. Research offers hope to U.S. soldiers infected with a superbug when wounded in Iraq. And Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki appears in al Qaeda video.

DHS Taps Parking Lot Attendants and Meter Maids to Watch Out for Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security is training parking lot attendants and meter maids to observe and report any suspicious activity that could be terrorism-related.

Court Upholds Firing of Federal Air Marshal for Disclosing Sensitive Information

The Department of Homeland Security had the right to fire a whistleblower who provided sensitive information to a reporter in 2003, an administrative judge for the Merit Systems Protection Board ruled yesterday.

A Peak Inside al-Qaeda's Insurgent Strategies

A review of the first English translation of an al Qaeda affiliate founder's guerrilla warfare strategies.

CBP Will Study Costs of Requiring Cruise Ships to Hand Over Their Passenger Reservation Data

Cruise ships departing and entering the United States may be required in the future to provide Customs and Border Protection with passenger reservation data because of terrorism concerns, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.
 




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