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Site Map - Terrorism

Remote-Control Toys a Terrorism Risk?

- Toy remote controls may pose a terrorism risk, says TSA.

World Trade Center

- NIST's final report on the collapse of the World Trade Center has been released.

9/11 Commission

- Two new reports from the 9/11 Commission examine the progress made on the commision's 41 recommendations.

Saudi Sheik Says No to Jihad in Iraq

- The cleric says Saudi youth used as tools in "heinous acts."

FBI Director Mueller Discusses Terrorism Threat

- Al Qaeda is not, in the words of FBI Director Robert Mueller, "an organization that will go quietly into the night." Speaking recently to the Council on Foreign Relations, Mueller said that "Just as the FBI has changed and developed new tactics to confront al Qaeda’s asymmetrical warfare, al Qaeda has also adapted." He spoke of a "three-tiered threat."

Numbers

- 38 The number of intelligence fusion centers in the U.S. in 2006, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The centers, run by states or major cities, serve as multijurisdictional hubs for terrorism-related information collection, analysis, and dissemination.

Defining “Interoperable” Communications

- In an address to state legislators earlier this year, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff assured the audience of marked progress in preparation for domestic terrorist attacks or natural disasters, stating that ten major U.S. cities had achieved communications interoperability.

Insurance

- The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA), which authorized a government program that kept business insurance for terrorist attacks affordable, would have expired in 2005.

Terrorism Insurance

- Measuring and predicting losses that might occur from unconventional weapons is rife with difficulties, as this GAO report discusses.

Middle East, Asia Drive Up Terrorism

- A look at trends in terrorist targets, methods, and research.

Detecting Early Sign of Trouble

- In a world of increasing threats and less time to react, forward-looking threat assessments are more important than ever.

The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting It Right

- Benjamin and Simon slam the current administration, claiming that the war in Iraq has caused the United States to lose even more face in the Arab world and has drawn terrorists to Iraq to fight U.S. troops.

State Perspective - Alaska

- Interview with David E. Liebersbach Originally from California, David E. Liebersbach moved to Alaska in 1970 to be a rookie smokejumper for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). He later headed the Alaska Division of Emergency Services before being assigned to oversee what became the state’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management division in 2003.
 




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