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- A U.S. citizen who was wrongly accused of involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombing and held for two weeks under suspicion of terrorism may not pursue his lawsuit against the government, a federal appeals court has ruled. According to the court, since the government already promised to destroy all surveillance materials and compensated the citizen monetarily, he had nothing left to sue over.

Bill Will Launch Review of Anthrax Investigation

- An amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act will direct the government to investigate the anthrax attacks of 2001 to determine whether they originated from outside the United States.

Morning Security Brief: More Taliban Leaders Rounded Up, Serious Cyberattack is No Drill, and Geolocation Risks Highlighted

- Two more Taliban leaders apprehended, geolocation risks highlighted, cyberattack on corporate computers ongoing, and Bernard Kerik to be sentenced.

Counterterror, Technology, and Reaction

- COMMENT: The United States must learn to stop and think—rather than react—after an attack if it wants to defeat jihadist terrorists.

Counterterror, Technology, and Reaction

- COMMENT: The United States must learn to stop and think—rather than react—after an attack if it wants to defeat jihadist terrorists. (Web Only)

Anatomy of a Homegrown Terrorist

- Omar Hammami, son of a Syrian father and American mother, was born and raised in the United States and was by all accounts well-adjusted and popular, even being elected school president his sophomore year. Today, he is a notorious terrorist in Somalia. The New York Times Sunday magazine examines his path to radicalization.

9-11 Terrorism Trial Could Move to New Venue Because of Security and Cost Concerns

- Political opposition, the threat of terrorism, and security costs have begun to eat away at the Justice Department's decision to try the mastermind behind the 9-11 attacks and four co-conspirators in federal court in Manhattan, according to numerous media reports today.

The War on Terrorism: A Collision of Values, Strategies, and Societies

- An overpriced volume that argues terrorism is a product of jihadism's rejection of globalism.

Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East

- Beyond Terror and Martyrdom is a good book overtaken by the rush of history.

NYC Subway Security System Way Over Budget and Past Due

- The agency responsible for the New York City transportation system does not have enough money to complete a state-of-the-art security system okayed after the attacks of September 11, 2001, according to various media reports.

Core Al Qaeda Still Desires WMDs, Harvard Report Claims

- Al Qaeda's core leadership refuses to give up its nuclear ambitions and still craves to ignite a rising mushroom cloud over an American city, a retired CIA officer argues in a Harvard report.

Al Qaeda in Yemen Has Trained Female Suicide Bombers, Intel Warns

- U.S. intelligence officials warn that the same al Qaeda group that attacked a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day has also trained female suicide bombers to attack Western targets, ABC News reports.

Threat Identification, Information Sharing Need Improvement, Fort Hood Inquiry Finds

- The military's ability to identify internal threats and report information up the chain of command must be improved to prevent radicalized individuals from carrying out attacks at military posts like the November rampage at Fort Hood, two former military leaders said today.
 




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