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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.

Counterterror Shift in Yemen?

- The recent foiled plot by suspected terrorists in Yemen has drawn attention to United States' options for attacking militants in that country.

Senator's Report Calls for Closing the "Terror Gap"

- Sen. Frank Lautenberg continues his fight to empower the attorney general with the ability to deny suspected terrorists the ability to purchase firearms and explosives to help prevent a commando-style terrorist attack against the United States.

Perfect Enemy: The Law Enforcement Manual of Islamist Terrorism

- Perfect Enemy provides an in-depth look at how Islamism evolved into jihadist terrorism.

Hezbollah's Tri-Border Hub

- Experts worry that terrorist organizations are setting up criminal rackets in South America and funneling the funds to the Middle East.

Report: Taliban Link to U.S. Base Guards

- Guards hired to provide security at U.S. bases in Afghanistan have links to the Taliban, according to a Senate investigation.

Fusion Centers and SARs Will Help Disrupt Homegrown Terrorists, Says Napolitano

- The Department of Homeland Security will continue to strengthen its support for state-based intelligence fusion centers and suspicious activity reporting to combat the escalating threat of homegrown terrorism, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee Wednesday.

War on Al Qaeda Affiliates Succeeding but Long-term Persistence Critical, CIA Vets Say

- The United States and its allies are effectively beating back al Qaeda and affiliated movements around the world, but to waver would let the groups quickly regain strength, four senior veterans of the effort said Wednesday

Terrorism Attacks and Arrests in Europe Down for Second Straight Year

- Both the number of terrorism attacks and arrests have decreased for the second straight year across continental Europe as the percentage of successful prosecutions rose, according to Europol.
 




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