NEWS & ANALYSIS

Incident Report Revision Helps LAPD Gather Terrorism Intelligence

A simple addition to police officer's report forms has turned LAPD officers into better counterterrorism intelligence gatherers, and federal officials have taken note.

Draft Security Plans for the World Trade Center Modeled Off London's Ring of Steel

Critics say the plan will create a traffic nightmare.

Al Qaeda Attacks Western Worker Complex in Yemen

Al Qaeda-linked terrorists claim responsibility for firing three rockets at a villa where Western oil workers live in the city of Sanaa.

Treasury Evolves to Fight Terrorist Financing

A top Treasury official told Congress today that the department's role in countering terrorist financing has made it an important part of the country's national security architecture.

Boise Most Vulnerable City in Western U.S. to Terrorist Attack

Many cities on the East Coast are highly vulnerable to a terrorist attack, especially those with ports.

State Department's Antiterrorism Assistance Lacks Guidance and Accurate Reporting

The Government Accountability Office worries a lack of guidance and assessment when funding foreign counterterrorism programs, on top of incomplete and inaccurate reports, may hamper foreign country counterterrorism capabilities.

In Germany, Worries Over Extremists

Germany's top spy tells Der Spiegel that 700 Muslim extremists are under surveillance and that North Africa is a hotbed of jihadism.

CNN: Marshals on Less than 1 Percent of U.S Flights

Sources claim armed air marshals fly on fewer than 1 percent of U.S. flights, while federal officials say 6.5 percent of flights carry an an armed crew member or law enforcement officer.

Setbacks Hurt the Fight Against Terrorist Financing

Terrorist innovations and problems with domestic and international cooperation and coordination have hurt the U.S. government's ability to stop terrorists from getting the money they need to carry out attacks.

FBI Approves NYPD's Intelligence Vault

After six years of waiting, the NYPD gets the green light to build its own Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility.
 




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