Site Map - Terrorism

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.


- 13 The number of U.S. criminal cases in 2009 where charges were tied to jihadist terrorists, according to the RAND Corporation.

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.

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.

Words Matter in Battling Terrorism and Extremism

- The Southern Poverty Law Center says that the Tea Party Movement cannot "fairly" be called an extremist group, raising the question: Why were they in a report on such groups?

Homegrown Jihadism Increased Threefold in 2009 But Remains Isolated

- Cases of jihadist radicalization inside the United States last year occurred at three times the rate of any year since 9-11, but the Muslim-American community has overwhelmingly remained immune to the jihadist message, a new report from RAND states.

Terrorism Expert: America's Blindspot is the Homeland

- Saturday's botched attack in Times Square continues to show that al Qaeda and its sympathizers have successfully sown the seeds of jihad on American shores, a respected terrorism expert said Friday.

Northwestern Study Finds DHS May Misallocate Homeland Security Funds

- Researchers from Northwestern University say they've developed a more advanced budget allocation model that shows New York City receives too little of the homeland security funding pie and wants the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to consider their methodology.

Close "Terror Gun Gap," Says NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Police Chief Kelly

- Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other New York City metro-area leaders called on Congress Wednesday to close the "terror gun gap" that they argue makes a Mumbai-style attack against an American city easier for terrorists.

Following the Homeland Security Grant Money

- Since 9-11, Congress has allocated roughly $30 billion to states in homeland security grants. Has the money been well spent?

Al-Qaida's Doctrine for Insurgency: Abd Al-Aziz Al-Muqrin's A Practical Course for Guerrilla War

- The first practical translation of an al Qaeda training manual written by a veteran jihadist.

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