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Poppy Eradication in Afghanistan Ineffective, Expert Says

- The Obama Administration’s proposed counternarcotics strategy in Afghanistan will enhance counterinsurgency and counterterrorism objectives if implemented well, an expert told a Senate caucus on Wednesday.

U.S. Military Looks into Air Bag System for RPG Defense

- A defense company has successfully tested the first phase of an anti-RPG system using airbags.

Taliban's Diverse Funding Sources Prove Hard to Combat, U.S. Says

- As the United States debates its strategy to beat back the Taliban insurgency, American officials say they are struggling to block the insurgents' sophisticated network of revenue sources, reports The New York Times today.

Senators Vote Expiring Patriot Act Provisions Out of Committee

- The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted out of committee a bill to extend three expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

Obama Praises Counterterror Efforts

- President Obama praised the work of those at the National Counterterrorism Center in a speech yesterday at NCTC headquarters in McLean, Virginia.

Colorado Releases Video Describing the 8 Signs of Terrorism

- In an effort to educate and increase ordinary citizens' awareness of terrorism planning, the state of Colorado, its fusion center, the FBI, and the nonprofit Center for Empowered Living and Learning (CELL) have co-produced a video exploring suspicious activities that may indicate terrorist planning.

Worries Arise Over Homegrown Terrorism at Homeland Security Hearing

- A Senate hearing on homeland security yesterday worried about the threat of homegrown terrorists, radicalized immigrants, and lone wolves after federal authorities recently broke up three different alleged bombing conspiracies.

Lashkar-e-Taiba Continues to Thrive After Mumbai Terror Attacks

- The terrorist organization behind the devastating commando-style terrorist attack against Mumbai ten months ago continues to thrive, according to the front page of this morning's The New York Times.

Scanning Crowds for Bombs

- A new screening technology developed by students at the University of Michigan aims to detect suicide bombers in security lines.

Fusion Centers Forge Ahead

- Eight years after 9-11, how close are state, regional, and urban fusion centers to achieving information-sharing objectives?

The Threat of Keister Bombs? Don't Worry About It, IED Expert Says

- The threat of suicide bombers detonating bombs hidden in their anal cavities is hardly a credible threat, an IED expert argues.

Terrorism Suspect Charged; Man Bought Bomb-Making Ingredients

- The federal government has charged Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year old Denver airport shuttle driver, with buying and preparing bomb-making materials for an al Qaeda conspiracy to attack U.S. soil.

On 9-11 Anniversary: How Strong is Al Qaeda?

- According to interoggation documents of militant volunteers and counterterrorism experts and officials worldwide, al Qaeda is a fractured, cash-strapped organization unable to recruit enough footsoldiers to plot and execute spectacular attacks like those of 9-11, reports the Guardian.

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