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.
04/22/2011 - The Indonesian government must quickly develop prevention strategies to combat a new trend toward low-cost, small-scale terrorist attacks committed by tiny decentralized cells of jihadis, according to an international nongovernmental organization.
04/05/2011 - Unrest in Yemen is diverting resources from counterterrorism efforts. Stronger Mace and a vomit-inducing substance are among new tools in fight against piracy. And Sandia Labs develops analytics tool to assess border security technology.
03/10/2011 - Los Angeles Sheriff Leroy Baca told lawmakers that community policing is critical to effective counterterrorism and bristled at congressman's allegations that he is an unwitting tool of CAIR
03/02/2011 - The smart, resourceful, and ambitious al Qaeda franchise operating in the fragile state of Yemen is the greatest terrorist threat to the United States, a panel of experts warned lawmakers this morning.