Site Map - Terrorism

NGO to Detachment 88: Try Harder Not to Kill Jihadi "Active Shooters"

- Indonesia's Detachment 88, the archipelago's elite black-clad antiterrorism police force, should look into developing procedures to capture violent jihadi militants alive, says the International Crisis Group in a report released this week.

Napolitano Urges Vigilance on Antigovernment Extremism During Memorial Ceremony

- On the fifteenth anniversary of the worst domestic terrorism attack in U.S. history, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano this morning cautioned against the rising specter of rightwing extremism inside the United States.

The Resurgence of Domestic Terrorism

- With the recent resurgence in homegrown terrorism cases, especially the Fort Hood shooting, this month's cover story investigates how individuals walk the path toward violent extremism and terrorism. (From the April 2010 Issue)

Suicide Attacks Hit Russia for Second Time in Three Days

- Two more suicide bombers unleashed coordinated attacks against police in southern Russia today, killing 12, just two days after two suicide bombers attacked the Russian subway system.

NYPD Radicalization Report

- An influential report by the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Division charts common factors and stages in the path to radical Islam and terrorist violence.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Chemical Facilities

- A bill (H.R. 2868) intended to increase security at chemical facilities has been approved by the House of Representatives. It has been referred to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Bioterrorism

- A bill (S. 1649) that would seek to prevent terrorist attacks in part by strengthening security at laboratories that handle dangerous pathogens has been approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The measure must now be considered by the full Senate.

Elsewhere in the Courts: Terrorism

- A federal court upheld the sentencing of disbarred attorney Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of passing messages from her client Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman to his followers.


- Why do some radicalized, would-be terrorists walk away from violent extremism? A new report by Michael Jacobson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy looks for answers.

Failure is an Option, Failing to Learn is Not

- Why failure must be an option in the fight against terrorism.

The Evolving Terrorist Threat

- For years terrorism experts have allayed concerns over domestic "homegrown" terrorists in the United States, but that attitude is changing in light of events such as the November shootings at Fort Hood.

New U.S. Deradicalization Effort Shows Promise, Expert Says

- A new U.S.-led deradicalization program in Afghanistan shows evidence of effectiveness, due in part to detainees’ perception that they are being treated better than their counterparts who were held in prior years, a leading researcher said Friday.

Nuclear Power Plants Vulnerable to Attack, Former CIA Officer Says

- The United States is woefully unprepared to protect its nuclear power plants from a terrorist attack, a former CIA officer divulged on yesterday.

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