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Smartphones Could Double as Bombs, Warns U.S. Court Committee

- Wireless devices like smartphones could pose a bomb threat to federal courts, according to guidance issued last week by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Sheriff Says Muslim-Americans Key to Counterterrorism

- Los Angeles Sheriff Leroy Baca told lawmakers that community policing is critical to effective counterterrorism and bristled at congressman's allegations that he is an unwitting tool of CAIR

Open Minds and History Key to Understanding Terror, French Expert Says

- A collaborative approach to security risk analysis aided by historical knowledge can help predict where political violence will arise, a leading French terrorism scholar said Tuesday.

Radical, Religious, and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism.

- Author and Professor Eli Berman relies on economics rather than religious fanaticism to explain violent Islamist insurgencies and terrorist organizations.

Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula is Greatest Terror Threat to U.S., Experts Warn

- The smart, resourceful, and ambitious al Qaeda franchise operating in the fragile state of Yemen is the greatest terrorist threat to the United States, a panel of experts warned lawmakers this morning.

Napolitano Announces New Terror Alert System, Acknowledges Public's Role in Preventing Attacks

- Unlike the old system, the new terror advisory system acknowledges the role all Americans play in keeping the country safe.

Suspected Suicide Bomber Murders Dozens at Moscow Airport

- A suspected suicide bomber today strode into the public area outside the international arrivals portion of Moscow's busiest airport and detonated an explosive device, killing at least 35 people and wounding nearly 170 people.

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Second Edition.

- While a daunting read at first glance, Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism is worth the effort.

NCTC Releases Interactive Counterterrorism Calendar for 2011

- The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has released a solid interactive primer on international terrorism at its Web site.

Cargo Vulnerabilities Persist

- The recent terrorism plot to plant explosives in air cargo reveals underlying gaps in government intelligence gathering and information sharing.

Morning Security Brief: U.K. Terrorist Raid, Suspicious-Activity Database in U.S., and Cell Phone Data Ruling

- U.K. arrests suspected terrorists in largest raid for months. The Washington Post continues its investigation into what it calls Top Secret America. And a court says cell-phone data retrieval requires a warrant.

Homegrown Terrorism

- The terrorist threat facing the United States is less severe than before the 9-11 attacks, but more homegrown (.pdf) and, thus, harder to detect and disrupt, according to a report by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Perfect Enemy: The Law Enforcement Manual of Islamist Terrorism

- Dean Olson's Perfect Enemy provides an in-depth view of how religious fundamentalism evolves into terrorism.
 




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