NEWS & ANALYSIS

San Diego Law Enforcement Warns that Hotels Could Be Used For Bomb-making Labs

A recently published bulletin warns that hotels provide a low cost, covert base of operations that could be used by potential terrorists operating bomb-making labs.

Examining Hezbollah’s Activities in the Americas

Experts agree that Hezbollah is digging-in in the Americas, but what they don’t agree on is whether the organization still poses as much of a threat to the United States as it did in the 1980s.

Experts Stress U.S. Still Does Not Have a Coherent Strategy to Fight Radicalization

The federal government still does not have a coherent plan to counter the growing threat of violent Islamist radicalization inside the United States, a former 9-11 Commission co-chair and radicalization expert announced today.

How 9-11 Has Driven Technology Advancements

A terrorism database and a leap ahead in DNA forensics technology are among the developments that grew out of the tragedy of 9-11, said a panel on day two of the National Institute of Justice 2011 Conference.

Upcoming Legislation Would Increase Biothreat Readiness

Among the intelligence seized from the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed was evidence of terrorists' ongoing efforts to develop biological weapons. Given that continuing threat, Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) announced plans to introduce legislation that would extend the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) program another five years and provide a secure revenue stream, they said Tuesday (June 14) at a bioterrorism forum at George Washington University.

U.S. Ends Program Targeting Muslim Men

The United States has quietly ended a post-9-11 program that required men living in the U.S. who came from Muslim countries to register with federal authorities.

Al-Qaida Planned Tenth Anniversary Attack

Records seized from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound indicate that Al-Qaida considered attacking the United States on the tenth anniversary of 9-11.

Conspicuously Secure Compound Helped Undo Bin Laden, Officials Say

The size, location, and security posture of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s safehouse led U.S. intelligence to conclude a high-value terrorist was holed up there, senior national security officials revealed last night during a late-night conference call with reporters.

Osama Bin Laden Dead

Nearly a decade after 9-11, President Obama has reported that the United States conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

Indonesian Jihadists Embrace Small Cells and Targeted Attacks

The Indonesian government must quickly develop prevention strategies to combat a new trend toward low-cost, small-scale terrorist attacks committed by tiny decentralized cells of jihadis, according to an international nongovernmental organization.
 




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