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
Resource sites







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Homeland Security: Five New Year's Resolutions for Congress
James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 31 December 2007 (.pdf file).

Restoring a Proper Balance on Surveillance
Jim Arkedis. Progressive Policy Institute, 26 November 2007.

UK: Countering the Threat or Counterproductive?
Human Rights Watch, October 2007.

Data Mining and Homeland Security: An Overview
Jeffrey W. Seifert. Congressional Research Service, updated 05 September 2007 (.pdf file).

The Grand Inquisitors
David Cole. The New York Review of Books, 19 July 2007.

Government Secrecy: Decisions Without Democracy
David Banisar. OpenTheGovernment.org and People for the American Way, July 2007 (.pdf file).

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: Member States' Indirect Use of Extraordinary Rendition and the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy
Florian Geyer. Centre for European Policy Studies, April 2007 (NOTE: Will open as a .pdf file).

Balancing Privacy and Security: The Privacy Implications of Government Data Mining Programs
Testimonies before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 10 January 2007.

The Challenge of International Terrorism and its Implications for the Rule of Law and Human Rights
Paul Wilkinson. Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book, 2007 (.pdf file).

Protecting Whose Security? Anti-Terrorism Legislation and the Criminalization of Dissent
Honor Brabazon. York Centre for International and Security Studies, York University, December 2006 (.pdf file).

Civil and Criminal Terror Cases Home Page

Assessing the Foreign Language Needs of the Department of Homeland Security: A Government-Wide Effort
Medha Tare. Journal of Homeland Security, June 2006.

Presidential Authority to Conduct Warrantless Electronic Surveillance to Gather Foreign Intelligence Information
Elizabeth B. Bazan and Jennifer K. Elsea, Congressional Research Service, 05 January 2006. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website (.pdf file).

Defining Homeland Security
Signal Magazine, 05 January 2006.

U.S.A. Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005
U.S. Congress, 03 January 2006 (.pdf file).

Domestic Surveillance: Dual Priorities, National Security and Civil Liberties, Must Be Met
James Jay Carafano, Todd Gaziano, and Alane Kochems. The Heritage Foundation, 21 December 2005.

USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3199): A Brief Look
Brian T. Yeh and Charles Doyle. CRS Report for Congress, 09 December 2005. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website (.pdf file).

The Use of Federal Troops for Disaster Assistance: Legal Issues
Jennifer K. Elsea. CRS Report to Congress, 16 September 2005. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.

The Security Pretext: An Examination of the Growth of Federal Police Agencies
Melanie Scarborough. Briefing Paper #94. Cato Institute, 29 June 2005 (.pdf file).

Security and Freedom for the Long Haul
Rethinking the Patriot Act. The Century Foundation, 03 June 2005 (.pdf file).

Terrorist Attacks and National Emergencies Act Declarations
Harold C. Relyea. CRS Report for Congress, 07 January 2005 (.pdf file). Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.

Biometric Technologies: Security, Legal, and Policy Implications
Paul Rosenzweig, Alane Kochems, and Ari Schwartz. Heritage Foundation, 21 June 2004 (.pdf file).

Domestic Intelligence and Civil Liberties
Kate Martin. SAIS Review, Winter-Spring 2004 (.pdf file).

Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism (free registration required)
Ethan Bronner. New York Times, 24 February 2004.

The Posse Comitatus Act:  A Harmless Relic from the Post-reconstruction Era or a Legal
Donald J. Currier. Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, September 2003.

The Devil's in the Details:  Overlooked Highlights of the Justice Department's Report on 9/11 Detainees
Tova Andrea Wang. Century Foundation, 16 June 2003.

The Continuity of Congress
The First Report of the Continuity of Government Commission, May 2003. A joint effort of the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution.

War on Terrorism Will Compel Revisions to Posse Comitatus
Juliette Kayyem & Steven Roberts. National Defense Magazine, December 2002. Posted on the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs website at Harvard University.

More Surveillance on the Way
Robin Mejia. The Nation, 30 October 2002.

Homeland Liberties, Left and Right
Christopher Edley Jr. Washington Times, 2 October 2002. Posted on the Civil Rights Project, Harvard University website.

Labor Pains
Brian Friel. Government Executive Magazine, 1 October 2002.

Trading Liberty for Security after September 11
David Cole. Foreign Policy in Focus, September 2002.

The Information Wars
Mary Graham. The Atlantic, September 2002.

Posse Comitatus: Caution is Necessary
David Isenberg. Center for Defense Information, 6 August 2002.

Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security
Gregory F. Treverton. The Century Foundation Homeland Security Project, August 2002.

Titanic Brother: Will the Department of Homeland Security Be Listening to Our Phones?
Robert Dreyfuss. The American Prospect, June 2002.

The USA PATRIOT Act: A Legal Analysis
Charles Doyle. Report for Congress, Congressional Research Service, 15 April 2002. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.

Posse Comitatus and Nuclear Terrorism
Chris Quillen. Parameters, Spring 2002.

Law Enforcement in a New Century and a Changing World: Improving the Administration of Federal Law Enforcement
Report by the Commission on the Advancement of Federal Law Enforcement, January 2002. Posted on the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement.

Terrorism: Section by Section Analysis of the USA PATRIOT Act
Charles Doyle. CRS Report for Congress, 10 December 2001. Posted on the U.S. State Department, Foreign Press Centers website.

After the Attacks: Protecting Borders and Liberties
Doris Meissner. Policy Brief #8. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, November 2001.

Legislation Related to the Attack of September 11, 2001
THOMAS, Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.

CDT's Counter-Terrorism Issues
Center for Democracy and Technology. Washington, D.C.

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