NEWS & ANALYSIS

Report: Threat to Nuclear Reactors Underestimated

A new report finds that the risks of a terrorist attack on a nuclear reactor on a college campus have been underestimated.

Chertoff: U.S. Backsliding on Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says the U.S. could be falling behind on homeland security.

Virtual Worlds May Be Used as Spy Hubs

Intelligence officials are concerned that online worlds such as "Second Life" may make attractive terrorist hubs.

Intelligence Chief Discusses Annual Threat Assessment with Congress

Speaking before a Senate Committee, the head of U.S. Intelligence discussed the continuing threat from al Qaeda as well as concerns about political instability, WMD, and other issues.

FBI Planning Massive Biometric Database

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to create a major database of physical characteristics in an attempt to better identify criminals and terrorists.

Chertoff Lays Out DHS Budget Requests

The Department of Homeland Security's 2009 budget requests include increased security funding for border patrol, ports, critical infrastructure, and other initiatives.

Twin Suicide Bombers, Female and Mentally Imparied, Kill Scores in Two Baghdad Markets

Officials say militants remotely detonated the women's explosive vests.

Top Al Qaeda Leader Killed

One of the world's most wanted terrorists reported killed in missile strike.

New Tool Encrypts Jihadist Communications

The "Mujahedeen Secrets" encryption tool will help jihadists secure their online communications from spying, says a security firm.

UK: Brown Government Unveils New Terrorism Law

Brown seeks to increase the precharge detention of suspected terrorists from 28 days to 42 days.
 




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