NEWS & ANALYSIS

Everything is Not Terrorism

If terrorist motivation cannot be found, arson should be prosecuted under the normal criminal code.

New Anthrax Vaccine Possible

An exotic anthrax vaccine administered in just a couple of doses through the nose could provide better protection than the standard vaccine, according to a report in Newscientist.com.

The Power of Small Groups to Wreak Havoc in 21st Century Cities

With the earth's population now more concentrated in cities than rural areas for the first time in history, small groups can wreak havoc like never before. A new report looks at the implications.

Padilla Convicted on Terrorism Conspiracy Charges

 Via The New York Times:
 In a major victory for the Bush administration, a federal jury here found Jose Padilla guilty on terrorism conspiracy charges Thursday after little more than a day of deliberations.

 

Muslim American Organizations Denounce NYPD Report

The release of a report detailing the path to radicalization and the threat of homegrown jihadists by the NYPD has led Muslim American organizations to denounce the report.

Homegrown Terrorism Risk Real Says NYPD

The New York Police Department's Intelligence Division has released a report on the homegrown terrorism threat facing the city and the United States.

The report says that while the threat from al Qaeda's core still persists, a new threat has emerged from radicalized local residents or citizens or both.

Presidential Hopefuls on U.S. Security

Presidential hopefuls Senator Barak Obama (D-IL) and the former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney each made news yesterday offering how they would improve the security of the United States.

The Insurgent That Wasn't

With all the kinetic commentary on the National Intelligence Estimate's analysis that al Qaeda is resilient and revamping to attack the United States, comes this interesting bit of news about the leader of its affiliate in Iraq, al Qaeda in Mesopotamia: He's a ghost.

3 Found Guilty of Failed 2005 London Bombings

The BBC reports that three men have been found guilty of plotting to carry out suicide bombings on London's transport network on July 21, 2005.

Jihadi Doctors Will Attack U.S.?

The United Kingdom's Daily Telegraph features a disturbing piece on terrorist discussion of doctors striking the United States, as in last week's botched attacks in London and Glasgow .
 




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