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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.

Christmas Day Bomber Indicted

- The Department of Justice charged the 23-year-old Nigerian yesterday with trying to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day.

Chemical Security

- 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.

Man Wrongly Accused of Terrorism May Not Sue the U.S. Government

- A federal appeals court has ruled that a U.S. citizen who was wrongly accused and held for two weeks under suspicion of terrorism may not pursue his lawsuit against the government.

2009 Sees Al Qaeda Weakened While Islamist Terrorism Surges

- 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.

Hearing Asks When Extremist Thoughts Evolve into Terrorist Action

- 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?

5 Muslim Americans Arrested in Pakistan; Believed to Want to Wage Jihad

- Five young Muslim American men were arrested in Pakistan yesterday after police raided a house with alleged ties to Islamic militants, according to various media reports.

Is Lashkar-e-Taiba Going Global?

- One U.S. counterterrorism expert says LeT is making the leap, but press reports indicate the Pakistani group remains focused on Indian targets.

American Citizen Arrested for Involvement in Mumbai Attack

- A Chicago businessman already charged with plotting to attack a Danish newspaper has also been charged with helping to plot the Mumbai attacks last November.

Terrorists Inside U.S. and Planning to Strike, Says DHS Secretary

- Home-based terrorists are currently inside the United States and are looking to strike American targets here and abroad, the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said in a speech last night.
 




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