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Padilla Convicted on Terrorism Conspiracy Charges

-  Via The New York Times:  In a major victory for the Bush administration, a federal jury here found Jose Padilla guilty on terrorism conspiracy charges Thursday after little more than a day of deliberations.  

First In: An Insider’s Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan

- First In is one of those uncommon cases. In it, author Gary C. Schroen offers a fascinating firsthand account of the logistical and operational planning behind the CIA’s implementation of the war on terror in Afghanistan.

Muslim American Organizations Denounce NYPD Report

- The release of a report detailing the path to radicalization and the threat of homegrown jihadists by the NYPD has led Muslim American organizations to denounce the report.

Canada's Air and Sea Vulnerability

- Efforts to shore up Canada's porous borders.

Homegrown Terrorism Risk Real Says NYPD

- The New York Police Department's Intelligence Division has released a report on the homegrown terrorism threat facing the city and the United States. The report says that while the threat from al Qaeda's core still persists, a new threat has emerged from radicalized local residents or citizens or both.

Numbers

- 30 The number of terrorist plots actively under investigation by the British Security Service (BSS). These plots, according to the BSS, involve 1,600 individuals and at least 200 terrorist networks.

Transit Security May Now Be on Fast Track

- Legislators are looking into the feasibility of mass transit security standards.

Terrorism and the Iraq Effect

- The Iraq War has not drawn out a fixed number of jihadists but has instead grown their ranks globally according to a new report.

Homeland Security

- A bill (S. 4) designed to implement the final recommendations of the 9-11 Commission has been approved by the Senate and has been received by the House of Representatives. [A companion bill (H.R. 1) has been approved by the House and is now pending in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.]

Terrorism

- Soon after convening in January, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 1, a bill that would implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission that were not enacted in the prior Congress. While the 9/11 Commission had much support, concerns about the costs and practical challenges of implementing all of its recommendations remain. For that reason, this bill is not expected to sail as expeditiously to passage in the Senate.

Shining Light on Nuclear Nightmare

- The medical response demands of a nuclear attack.

Numbers

- 30 The number of terrorist plots actively under investigation by the British Security Service (BSS). These plots, according to the BSS, involve 1,600 individuals and at least 200 terrorist networks.

Economics of Terrorism

- Another RAND report looks at al Qaeda’s attacks from 1993 to 2004 and finds that al Qaeda is attempting to cripple the U.S. economy.
 




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