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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.

Seminar Speaker Spotlight: Olle Fjordgren--Fifth Wave of Terrorism

- International security expert Olle Fjordgren discusses why animal rights and environmental extremism will constitute the fifth wave of terrorism.

The Pursuit of Next-Generation Explosives Detection

- New explosive detection technologies try to keep pace with terrorist innovation, exemplified by the Christmas Day attempt against a U.S.-bound airliner.

Supreme Court Update: Terrorism

- The Court has ruled that a law prohibiting “material support” to terrorist organizations is constitutional and that it is permissible to ban any support to such groups—including humanitarian support—because all support is tantamount to promoting terrorism.

Terrorism and Public Safety Policing: Implications for the Obama Presidency

- Should some police functions get outsourced to private service providers? James F. Pastor envisions a new model of public-safety policing in which private security forces carry out certain community security and safety functions in partnership with public law enforcement personnel.

Retired Israeli Intel Officer: U.S. a Victim of Its Own Omissions

- A retired Israeli intelligence professional offers alternative ways to fight al Qaeda and jihadism in general.
 




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