A bill (S. 467) introduced by Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT)would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA) for three more years. The TRIA, which expires at the end of this year, would keep the program in place while a commission develops a transitional system to take its place. Without the TRIA, a government program that keeps insurance for terrorist attacks affordable, proponents of the bill argue that terrorism insurance would become unaffordable for most businesses.
By Jennifer L. Hesterman; reviewed by Hugh J. Martin
In The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus, Dr. Jennifer L. Hesterman presents the reader with a well-written catalog of the various terrorist factions presently active in the world. A colonel who has retired from the U.S. Air Force, the author has studied these groups in depth.