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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.

Napolitano Outlines Homeland Security Measures to Combat IEDs

- 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.

Fort Hood Ramps Up Security After Rampage

- The U.S. Army installation at Fort Hood, Texas, has strengthened its security policies and procedures after the shooting rampage that killed 12 soldiers and a civilian, reports CNN.com.

Engineering Jihad?

- One review of extremists' educational histories suggests they tend to study engineering, but critics caution about extrapolating too much from the data.

India Improves its Counterterrorism Approach as Mumbai Anniversary Approaches

- One year after the Mumbai terror attacks, India has invested heavily in revamping its counterterrorism readiness.
 




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