06/23/2011 - The federal government still does not have a coherent plan to counter the growing threat of violent Islamist radicalization inside the United States, a former 9-11 Commission co-chair and radicalization expert announced today.
06/21/2011 - A terrorism database and a leap ahead in DNA forensics technology are among the developments that grew out of the tragedy of 9-11, said a panel on day two of the National Institute of Justice 2011 Conference.
06/15/2011 - Among the intelligence seized from the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed was evidence of terrorists' ongoing efforts to develop biological weapons. Given that continuing threat, Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) announced plans to introduce legislation that would extend the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) program another five years and provide a secure revenue stream, they said Tuesday (June 14) at a bioterrorism forum at George Washington University.
05/02/2011 - The size, location, and security posture of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s safehouse led U.S. intelligence to conclude a high-value terrorist was holed up there, senior national security officials revealed last night during a late-night conference call with reporters.
04/23/2011 - A U.S. appeals court upheld the conviction of a U.S. citizen and licensed physician who had sworn an oath of allegiance to al Qaeda and promised to treat wounded members in Saudi Arabia. Rafiq Sabir had appealed the decision, arguing that the law was unconstitutionally broad and violated his right to practice medicine. The court noted that the U.S. Constitution does not protect a person’s right to practice medicine.
04/23/2011 - After the terrorist attacks in the United States and the United Kingdom, the U.K. government ramped up counterterrorism police powers, causing critics to say they had gone too far. Those powers have now been reexamined and are being modified.