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Experts Stress U.S. Still Does Not Have a Coherent Strategy to Fight Radicalization

- 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.

How 9-11 Has Driven Technology Advancements

- 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.

Upcoming Legislation Would Increase Biothreat Readiness

- 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.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Terrorism

- A bill (S. 86) introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is designed to prevent terrorists from obtaining credit cards.

The Sword and the Shield: Antiterrorism Planning for Corporations and NGOs

- A security expert describes his antiterrorism methodology for companies and nongovernment organizations, arising out of his work for the United Nations in the Middle East and Africa.

How the Worm Turns the Terrorism Tale

- Might al Qaeda be like the planarian worm?

U.S. Ends Program Targeting Muslim Men

- The United States has quietly ended a post-9-11 program that required men living in the U.S. who came from Muslim countries to register with federal authorities.

Al-Qaida Planned Tenth Anniversary Attack

- Records seized from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound indicate that Al-Qaida considered attacking the United States on the tenth anniversary of 9-11.

Conspicuously Secure Compound Helped Undo Bin Laden, Officials Say

- 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.

Osama Bin Laden Dead

- Nearly a decade after 9-11, President Obama has reported that the United States conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

Terrorism

- 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.

Global Terrorism and New Media: The Post-Al Qaeda Generation

- Authors Philip Seib and Dana Janbek provide an excellent overview of how terrorists use the new media to spread their message.

Rethinking the War on Terrorism

- 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.
 




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