Site Map - Terrorism

Strike One for Trilogy

- If you're planning to roll out a large-scale IT project, you might want to pay heed to some lessons learned from the FBI's troubled Virtual Case File (VCF) software project. @ The testimony before Congress by Fine, Mueller, and Punaro, and the IG's report on Trilogy, are at SM Online.

FBI: al Qaeda May Launch Holiday Assault Against Shopping Malls

- The warning identifies shopping malls in Los Angeles and Chicago as targets.


- Could investment in the fight against AIDS help reduce terrorism? That's the provocative thesis of a paper written by Trevor Neilson, executive director of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS. The paper is on SM Online.

Biological attacks.

- Here are the most promising strategies and technologies to fight bioterrorism.

New in Plain Text

- “Threats unseen are threats unbelieved,” says one terrorist in Hacking a Terror Network: The Silent Threat of Covert Channels, a new book by Russ Rogers. These unseen threats are the focus of Rogers’ book, about a fictionalized set of terrorists led by a young Arabic man who seeks revenge against the Americans whose bomb killed his brother.

The Jihad Online

- Jihadist terrorists are leveraging the Internet like never before to communicate, radicalize, recruit, finance, and train, according to testimony before a congressional subcommittee.


- The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). Green lanes. FAST (Free and Secure Trade) lanes. The Container Security Initiative. Smart containers. Automated Commercial Environment. These various cargo security programs and elements launched by the federal government may seem like a morass of overlapping parts. A new document by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) clears up much of the confusion as far as C-TPAT is concerned.

Afghanistan: The Forgotten Front

- A report out this week on the deterioration of the Afghanistan situation and the strengthening of the Taliban and al Qaeda coincides with the country's deadliest suicide attack since the overthrow of the Taliban.

32 al Qaeda Operatives Convicted in Yemen

- The defendants were convicted of planning suicide bombings against oil and gas installations in the country.

Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror.

- If only the location of Osama bin Laden were as easy to discover as the identity of the “anonymous” author of Imperial Hubris, an insider’s view of the search for bin Laden and a critique of the overall war on terrorism. A new edition names Michael Scheuer, a counterterrorism expert from the CIA assigned to the bin Laden “team,” who quickly surfaced as the author, appearing on talk shows to defend his book’s controversial positions.

EU Proposes New Antiterrorism Laws

- New proposal concentrates on terrorists using the Internet and mandating more passenger information for those flying to or from EU states.


- The Illinois House Human Services Committee has approved a bill (H.B. 1098) that would prohibit the manufacture, sale, or possession of .50 caliber sniper rifles in the state. The bill, which is awaiting a vote in the full House, is designed to prevent a terrorist from using the rifle to shoot down a civilian aircraft during takeoff or landing. Violating the law would be a felony under the new measure.


- A bill (S. 467) introduced by Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA) for three more years. The TRIA, which expires at the end of this year, would keep the program in place while a commission develops a transitional system to take its place. Without the TRIA, a government program that keeps insurance for terrorist attacks affordable, proponents of the bill argue that terrorism insurance would become unaffordable for most businesses.

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