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Al Qaeda Affiliate Leader Killed in Algeria

- Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's second-in-command was killed in a firefight with Algerian troops.

Government Leak Compromises Private Intelligence Firm's Methods

- A government leak of an al Qaeda video has tipped off the terrorist organization to its IT vulnerabilities.

Business News

- The ASIS Foundation aids the U.S. government in a victim-services effort, and 9-11 hero Rick Rescorla, CPP, is remembered.

Hunting Terrorists: A Look at the Psychopathology of Terror

- Navarro explores the motivations and personae of terrorists, similarities among terrorists, and behavior patterns. This broad overview would be fine for students studying introductory criminal justice or psychology, but experienced investigators need to know much more about the mind-sets of terrorists and the structure of terrorist organizations.

Public Information Can Aid Terrorists, Says Report

- A new RAND report says publicly available information can make an attack easier for terrorists to perpetrate.

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.
 




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