Site Map - Terrorism

Mixed Reactions After Death of Al Qaeda Mastermind

- There have been strong reactions from all sides after the death of al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki ranging from celebration to outright disdain.

Chemical Facility Security

- A bill (S. 473) that would extend the government’s Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS) program through October 2014 has been approved by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The measure must now be considered by the full Senate.

Military Threat Level Raised to FPCON Bravo

- According to the directive, FPCON bravo indicates an "increased or more predictable threat of terrorist activity" present at U.S. bases. DoD officials say the change is just a precaution.

Experts Testify on Al-Shabaab Before the Homeland Security Committee

- In Rep. Peter King's third installment of "Radicalization within the Muslim American Community," a panel of experts testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security on al-Shabaab.

Exploding Terrorist Myths

- Divining human motivation is never easy, and it's doubly difficult when gender bias gets in the way, say those who have studied what motivates female terrorists.

White House Announces Transnational Organized Crime Strategy

- The White House's new transnational crime strategy includes sanctions, intelligence sharing, cash rewards, and visa restrictions.

Militant Group Seeks Removal From Terrorism List, Has Lawmaker Support

- Supporters and some government officials want Mujahedin-e Khalq, a group that wants to topple Iran's government, to be removed from the State Department's list of terrorist organizations. Government documents raise questions about whether the group has given up terrorism.

San Diego Law Enforcement Warns that Hotels Could Be Used For Bomb-making Labs

- A recently published bulletin warns that hotels provide a low cost, covert base of operations that could be used by potential terrorists operating bomb-making labs.

Examining Hezbollah’s Activities in the Americas

- Experts agree that Hezbollah is digging-in in the Americas, but what they don’t agree on is whether the organization still poses as much of a threat to the United States as it did in the 1980s.

Experts Stress U.S. Still Does Not Have a Coherent Strategy to Fight Radicalization

- The federal government still does not have a coherent plan to counter the growing threat of violent Islamist radicalization inside the United States, a former 9-11 Commission co-chair and radicalization expert announced today.

How 9-11 Has Driven Technology Advancements

- A terrorism database and a leap ahead in DNA forensics technology are among the developments that grew out of the tragedy of 9-11, said a panel on day two of the National Institute of Justice 2011 Conference.

Upcoming Legislation Would Increase Biothreat Readiness

- Among the intelligence seized from the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed was evidence of terrorists' ongoing efforts to develop biological weapons. Given that continuing threat, Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) announced plans to introduce legislation that would extend the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) program another five years and provide a secure revenue stream, they said Tuesday (June 14) at a bioterrorism forum at George Washington University.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Terrorism

- A bill (S. 86) introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is designed to prevent terrorists from obtaining credit cards.

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