01/29/2010 - 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.
01/27/2010 - 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.
01/26/2010 - 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.
01/25/2010 - 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.
01/15/2010 - 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.
12/23/2009 - U.S. organizations that handle certain hazardous chemicals above set quantities are now subject to DHS’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards and its Risk-Based Performance Standards. Read the standards online here, here, and here.
12/16/2009 - This year saw both victories and setbacks in the fight against Islamist terrorism as al Qaeda suffered serious blows while Islamist terrorism rose dramatically in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia, according to a new report from a U.S. security think tank.
12/15/2009 - Lawmakers tried in vain today to get a clear answer to a controversial question with constitutional implications during a hearing on violent extremism: What pushes a person with extremist thoughts and beliefs to decide to engage in terrorism?