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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Science and Security in a Post 9/11 World: A Report Based on Regional Discussions Between the Science and Security Communities
Committee on a New Government-University Partnership for Science and Security, National Research Council, 2007.

Homeland Security: Assessment of the National Capital Region Strategic Plan
William O. Jenkins, Jr. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 28 September 2006 (.pdf file).

Successfully Securing Identity Documents: A Primer on Preventing Technologies and ID Theft
Alane Kochems and Laura Keith. The Heritage Foundation, 27 June 2006 (.pdf file).

The Cruise Missile Threat: Prospects for Homeland Defense
National Security Watch. Association of the U.S. Army, 01 June 2006 (.pdf file).

The War on Terrorism: How Prepared is the Nation's Capital?
Testimonies before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 29 March 2006.

If Washington Blows Up
Bruce Ackerman. The American Prospect, 10 March 2006.

International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program
Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, February 2006 (.pdf file).

Vulnerability of Toxic Industrial Chemicals to Terrorist Attack
Richard A. Falkenrath. Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 27 April 2005.

Federal and Industry Efforts Are Addressing Security Issues at Chemical Facilities, but Additional Action Is Needed
John B. Stephenson. Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S.Senate, 27 April 2005 (.pdf file).

Ending the Post 9/11 Security Neglect of America's Chemical Facilities
Stephen E. Flynn and Jeane J. Kirkpatrick. Written Testimony Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 27 April 2005. Posted on the Nuclear Threat Initiative website (.pdf file).

Scientific Openness and National Security After 9-11
Elisa D. Harris and John D. Steinbruner. CBW Conventions Bulletin, March 2005 (.pdf file).

Making the Sea Safer: A National Agenda for Maritime Security and Counterterrorism
James Jay Carafano and Alane Kochems. The Heritage Foundation, 17 February 2005 (.pdf file).

The Impact of the September 11 Attacks and Their Aftermath on Arab and Muslim Communities in the United States
Louise Cainkar. GSC Quarterly, Summer/Fall 2004 (.pdf file).

Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack
John S. Foster, Jr., et. al. Volume 1, Executive Report, 22 July 2004. Posted on the Globalsecurity.org website (.pdf file).

Islamist Penetration of Homeland Security?
Center for Security Policy, 22 June 2004.

Illicit Drugs and the Terrorist Threat: Casual Links and Implications for Domestic Drug Control Policy
Mark A.R. Kleiman. Congressional Research Service, 05 April 2004 (.pdf file).

Mapping the Risks: Assessing the Homeland Security Implications of Publicly Available Geospatial Information
John C. Baker, et al. Rand Corporation, 2004 (.pdf file).

Interdependent Security: Implications for Homeland Security Policy and Other Areas
Howard Kunreuther, et. al. Policy Brief #108. Brookings Institution, October 2002.

Port Security: Nation Faces Formidable Challenge in Making New Initiatives Successful
JayEtta Z. Hecker. Testimony before the House Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations, 5 August 2002.

Critical Infrastructures: Background, Policy and Implementation
John D. Moteff. Report for Congress, Congressional Research Service, 30 July 2002. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.

Why the Department of Homeland Security Should Control Visas
John J. Tkacik. Backgrounder #1569. The Heritage Foundation, 12 July 2002.

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Significant Homeland Security Challenges Need to Be Addressed
Robert F. Dacey. Testimony before Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, 9 July 2002.

Cyber Security as an Emergent Infrastructure (Executable file produces PDF)
Dorothy E. Denning. Social Science Research Council, 25 May 2002.

Henry S. Parker. McNair Paper #65. Institute for National Strategic Studies, March 2002. Posted on the CIAO website.

Seeking Safe Harbor
Katherine McIntire Peters. Government Executive, 1 March 2002.

Nuclear Powerplants: Vulnerability to Terrorist Attack
Carl E. Behrens. Congressional Research Service, 31 January 2002.

Security and Safety in Los Angeles High-Rise Buildings After 9/11
Rae W. Archibald, et. al. Documented Briefing. RAND, 2002.

Protecting Emergency Responders: Lessons Learned from Terrorist Attacks
Brian A. Jackson, et. al. RAND, 2002.

Critical Infrastructures: Background, Policy, and Implementation
John Moteff. CRS Report for Congress, 14 December 2001. Posted on the U.S. State Department, Foreign Press Centers website.

Risk Communication: National Security and Public Health
Hearing of the Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, 29 November 2001. Posted on the National Academies website.

Preventing terrorism in the air
Graham T. Allison. Chicago Tribune, 20 November 2001. Posted on the Harvard University website.

Facing a New Menace: The Terrorist Attacks Prompt a Rethinking of Airport Security
Gary Stix and Phillip Yam. Scientific American, 16 November 2001.

FAA: A Failure on Aviation Security
Gen. John Michael Loh. Aviation Week and Space Technology, 8 November 2001. Posted on TWA website.

Protecting the Nation's Water Supply
Kristin Leutwyler. Scientific American, 29 October 2001.

Learn From Experience on Airport Security
Robert W. Poole, Jr. Backgrounder No. 1493. The Heritage Foundation, 15 October 2001.

White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, Final Report
Al Gore, chairman. 12 February 1997. Posted on the Institute for Security Technology Studies website.

GAO Reports about Airport Security

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