terrorism, counter-terrorism

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TERRORISM & COUNTER-TERRORISM Terrorism, its nature and sources
Terrorist groups, incidents, targets
Financial Aspects
Bin Laden and Al Qaeda
Counter-terror strategy & programs
US War on Terror:
     Plans, Costs, Effects

Legal Issues & Human Rights
Terrorism & WMDs
Terrorism & Informational Warfare
Terrorism &
     regional security issues

Sept. 11 attack
Resource sites

Organization & cost
Armed forces roles and issues
Intelligence and warning
General Transport
Rail & Road
Port & Maritime
Border & Immigration
Critical infrastructure
Cyber security
First responders &
     local preparedness

Health system preparedness
Securing agriculture
Miscellaneous problems & Issues
Technology & techniques
Legislation & legal issues
WMDs and homeland security
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Terrorist Watch List Screening: Recommendations to Promote a Comprehensive and Coordinated Approach to Terrorist-Related Screening
Eileen R. Larence. Testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, 08 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: Federal Efforts are Helping to Alleviate Some Challenges Encountered by State and Local Information Fusion Centers
Government Accountability Office, October 2007 (.pdf file).

Color Bind: Lessons from the Failed Homeland Security Advisory System
Jacob N. Shapiro and Dara Kay Cohen. International Security, Fall 2007 (.pdf file).

Reluctance to Share Information Hampers Counterterrorism Efforts
Breanne Wagner. National Defense, September 2007.

Counterterrorism and the C.I.A.
Roberta Cohen and David A. Korn. The New York Times, 30 July 2007. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Anthrax Detection
Keith A. Rhodes. Government Accountability Office, 30 March 2007. Posted on the Policy Pointers website.

Effective Counterterrorism and the Limited Role of Predictive Data Mining
Jeff Jonas and Jim Harper. Policy Analysis, CATO Institute, 11 December 2006 (.pdf file).

Intelligence Sharing: Getting the National Counterterrorism Analysts on the Same Data Sheet
Col. Daniel Putbrese. Atlantic Council of the United States, October 2006 (.pdf file).

A Prescription for Safeguarding Against Terrorist Attacks
George Stungis et al. Journal of Homeland Security, July 2006.

GAO: Attack Warning Systems Over Cost, Behind Schedule
Josh Rogin. Federal Computer Week Magazine Online, 07 July 2006.

Why Data Mining Won't Stop Terror
Bruce Schneieer. Wired.com, 09 March 2006.

Collaborative Network Evolution: The Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group
Sunchlar M. Rust. Naval Postgraduate School, March 2006 (.pdf file).

Redefining National Security Swarming Information
Justin Rood. Government Executive Magazine, 01 January 2006.

No Evidence of Pre-9/11 Hijacker Discovery
Timothy J. Roemer. Wall Street Journal, 21 November 2005. Posted on the 9/11 Public Discourse Project website (.pdf file).

Thefts of Explosives from State and Local Government Storage Facilities Are Few but May Be Underreported
Laurie E. Ekstrand. Testimony Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, 31 October 2005.

September 11 and the Adaptation Failure of U.S. Intelligence Agencies
Amy B. Zegart. International Security, Spring 2005.

Report on CIA Accountability with Respect to the 9/11 Attacks
Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security, June 2005 (.pdf file).

Terrorist Intelligence Centers Need Reform Now
James Jay Carafano. Heritage Foundation, 10 May 2004 (.pdf file).

Moving Targets
Gregory F. Treverton. Government Executive Magazine, 01 May 2004.

Improving Terrorism Warnings - The Homeland Security System
Micheal A. Wermuth. Testimony before the House Committee on Goverment Reform, Subcomittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, 16 March 2004. Rand Corporation (.pdf file).

Terrorist Identification, Screening, and Tracking Under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6
William J. Krouse. Congressional Research Service, 21 April 2004 (.pdf file).

FBI Intelligence Reform Since September 11, 2001: Issues and Options for Congress
Alfred Cumming and Todd Masse. Congressional Research Service, 06 April 2004 (.pdf file).

Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Sharing
Gregory F. Treverton. In The Department of Homeland Security's First Year A Report Card, ed. Donald Kettl. Century Foundation, April 2004 (.pdf file).

Breaking Down Intelligence Barriers for Homeland Security
Dana R. Dillon. Heritage Foundation, 15 April 2004 (.pdf file).

Warning:  We Need a Better Warning System
James Carafano and Ha Nguyen. Heritage Foundation, 8 January 2004.

Homeland Security Intelligence:  Just the Beginning
Stephen Marrin. Journal of Homeland Security, November 2003.

Americans Do Not Need a New Domestic Spy Agency to Improve Intelligence and Homeland Security
Larry M. Wortzel. Executive Memorandum #848. Heritage Foundation, 10 January 2003.

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