09/27/2012 - In their excellent book, Ami Angell and Rohan Gunaratna provide a detailed account of a program that covered everything from the complexity of detainee operations to the challenges involved in rehabilitation programs.
09/24/2012 - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing last week to explore domestic terrorism in light of the shooting in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in August. Lawmakers asked witnesses to discuss the rise of hate crimes and domestic terrorism, as well as share ways the government can combat such threats.
08/28/2012 - A bill (H.R. 2764) that would establish an information-sharing program on weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) has passed the House of Representatives and is currently pending in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
08/27/2012 - A survey reveals that a large percentage of the public does not understand what constitutes suspicious activity in the context of terrorism. Read more about this and other problems with suspicious activity reporting.
08/20/2012 - The book overall is well presented with an audience of security and law enforcement professionals in mind. Its point of view is not from a single author, but from a panel of experts, and their specialization shows.
07/30/2012 - Jubair Ahmad has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for providing material support to a terrorist organization by producing a video, recruiting, and raising money for Lashkar-e-Tayyiba. Read more about the government’s evidence.