Site Map - Terrorism

Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Domestic Terrorism

- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing last week to explore domestic terrorism in light of the shooting in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in August. Lawmakers asked witnesses to discuss the rise of hate crimes and domestic terrorism, as well as share ways the government can combat such threats.

DHS Inspector General: VIPR Program 'Bifurcated'

- DHS's internal watchdog says TSA's VIPR program needs to be centralized for efficiency's sake.


- A bill (H.R. 2764) that would establish an information-sharing program on weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) has passed the House of Representatives and is currently pending in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.

Terrorism Reporting

- A survey reveals that a large percentage of the public does not understand what constitutes suspicious activity in the context of terrorism. Read more about this and other problems with suspicious activity reporting.

Facility Administrator Speaks on Bioterrorism Ward’s ‘Peacetime’ Role

- "We didn’t want to have the rooms sitting there waiting for an event that hopefully never occurs,” facility administrator Azar Kattan says.

The Counterterrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures, and Techniques

- The book overall is well presented with an audience of security and law enforcement professionals in mind. Its point of view is not from a single author, but from a panel of experts, and their specialization shows.

FBI: White Extremists Don’t Have the Organization to Launch Suicide Attacks

- During the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States, the FBI examined the likelihood of suicide attacks by white extremists, according to a 2007 report.

Trends in Terrorism Targets

- Surface transportation systems remain a target for terrorists, leading researchers to study such attacks to determine which deterrents are most successful.

Domestic Terrorism

- Find out what parts of the United States are more prone to terrorist violence than others over the last 30 years, according to a DHS-sponsored report.


- Jubair Ahmad has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for providing material support to a terrorist organization by producing a video, recruiting, and raising money for Lashkar-e-Tayyiba. Read more about the government’s evidence.

Black Tea Could Defend Against Ricin, Researchers Say

- Add opossums and black tea to the list of surprising biological weapon countermeasures.

Morning Security Brief: States Provide More Mental Health Records, TSA Agents Head to London, and San Francisco Settles Lawsuit

- States make more health records available for firearms background checks, TSA agents protect London airports, and a manager in San Francisco reaches a settlement with the city's emergency management department.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Guantanamo Bay Cases

- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider seven different appeals by prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, affirming the government’s detention of would-be terrorists.

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