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From the Archive: Calculating the Margin of Terror

- How likely is it that Hezbollah in Lebanon would launch suicide attacks or engage in kidnappings during an election year? Professor V.S. Subrahmanian, head of the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, said that the right data combined with the right software can answer that question.

UN Official Suggests Formation of a Bioagent Watchdog

- A UN official says there should be a global organization keeping an eye on facilities with the ability to manufacture biological weapons.

Terrorist Rehabilitation: The U.S. Experience in Iraq

- 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.

Wanted Dead or Alive: Manhunts from Geronimo to Bin Laden

- Beginning with Geronimo and ending with Osama Bin Laden, this book describes strategic manhunts conducted by the United States military in pursuit of America’s enemies.

Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Domestic Terrorism

- 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.

DHS Inspector General: VIPR Program 'Bifurcated'

- DHS's internal watchdog says TSA's VIPR program needs to be centralized for efficiency's sake.


- 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.

Terrorism Reporting

- 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.

Facility Administrator Speaks on Bioterrorism Ward’s ‘Peacetime’ Role

- "We didn’t want to have the rooms sitting there waiting for an event that hopefully never occurs,” facility administrator Azar Kattan says.

The Counterterrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures, and Techniques

- 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.

FBI: White Extremists Don’t Have the Organization to Launch Suicide Attacks

- During the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States, the FBI examined the likelihood of suicide attacks by white extremists, according to a 2007 report.

Trends in Terrorism Targets

- Surface transportation systems remain a target for terrorists, leading researchers to study such attacks to determine which deterrents are most successful.

Domestic Terrorism

- Find out what parts of the United States are more prone to terrorist violence than others over the last 30 years, according to a DHS-sponsored report.

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