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A View from the Eye of the Storm: Terror and Reason in the Middle East

- Conventional wisdom, often cited, is that the longstanding conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors is a root cause of today’s terrorism.

Terrorism and Personal Security: Reduce Your Chances of Becoming a Target

- In an organized, logical fashion, the book leads the reader from an overview of risks to practical recommendations for personal safety.

His New Jihad

- One of the Bali bombers has turned against jihadism. Now he's helping the police in a controversial counterterrorism strategy and trying to steer others away from extremism.

Jamming Terrorists with Technology

- Detonating an improvised explosive device using a remote trigger like a cell phone or remote-controlled car is a fairly simple task. Preventing the bomb from exploding using localized jamming technology is an equally simple task, but currently first responders at the state and local levels are not given access to these types of technologies, says Howard Melamed, president and CEO of Cellantenna Corp, which distributes similar devices.

The Air Up There

- U.S. air transportation system is an attractive target for a chemical or biological attack, according to the National Research Council’s (NRC's) Committee on Assessment of Security Technologies for Transportation; however, there are no “specific strategies, approaches, or procedures” developed by the air transportation system to defend against such attacks.

Preparing Buildings for Biochemical Threats

- A joint government report addresses several approaches to biochemical threats to buildings.

Terrorism: The Present Threat in Context

- An introductory text on one of the most pressing security issues of the new century.

Radiological Attacks

- he National Academies has prepared, in cooperation with the DHS, fact sheets on four types of terrorist attacks.1, 2, 3 and 4

Worldwide Terrorism by Region

- Quarterly Target, Region, and Tactic data on terrorist incidents from the MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base.

You Might Be a Terrorist If...

- The pitfalls of profiling terrorists. (Updated)

Do al Qaeda Tapes Augur Attacks?

- Although there have been dozens of warning tapes since 9-11, there’s no clear correlation between a tape and a strike.

Defending the Homeland: A Military Priority?

- “The Department of Defense over the next four years must begin a fundamental shift in military doctrine and priorities so that this country is better positioned to respond to the threats of a post-Cold War and post-9/11 world,” say the report’s authors, Lawrence J. Korb, Caroline P. Wadhams, and Andrew J. Grotto.

Military Priorities

- A report by the Center for American Progress says that the military should take a proactive role in protecting the homeland.
 




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