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?
12/03/2009 - 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.
12/02/2009 - A recent terrorism plot foiled by federal and state law enforcement iilustrates the threat the United States faces from terrorists trying to export the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq to the homefront, said Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano during a speech yesterday.
11/19/2009 - A terrorism expert yesterday told Congress that the Fort Hood Massacre was an act of terrorism but probably could not have been prevented unless the United States resorted to police state tactics.
11/16/2009 - Amid the backdrop of the rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, and other recent homegrown terrorism plots, two researchers argue that terrorism-related news coverage profoundly affects public opinion in a way that threatens democracy.