terrorism, counter-terrorism

Sponsored by Project on Defense Alternatives            Editor: Carl Conetta.            05 February 2008


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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The Domestic IED Threat
John Kress and Steven Grogger. Joint Force Quarterly, First Quarter 2008 (.pdf file).

Securing America's Passenger-Rail Systems
Jeremy M. Wilson et al. RAND, December 2007 (.pdf file).

Toxic Trains and the Terrorist Threat
Paul Orum. Center for American Progress, 02 April 2007 (.pdf file).

Rail Security and the Terrorist Threat
Eben Kaplan. Council on Foreign Relations, 12 March 2007.

Railing About Security
James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 26 February 2007.

Securing Our Nation's Rail Systems
Department of Homeland Security, 07 July 2006.

Detour Ahead: Critical Vulnerabilities in America's Rail and Mass Transit Security Programs
Democratic staff on the Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, 27 June 2006 (.pdf file).

Passenger Rail Security: Evaluating Foreign Security Practices and Risk Can Help Guide Security Efforts
JayEtta Z. Hecker. Statement prepared for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, 29 March 2006 (.pdf file).

Passenger Rail Security: Overview of Issues
David Randall Peterman. Congressional Research Service, 20 January 2006 (.pdf file).

After the London Attacks: What Lessons Have Been Learned to Secure U.S. Transit Systems?
U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 21 September 2005.

Danger of London-Style Terrorist Bombings Justifies Ending Amtrak's Ownership of Key Tunnels
Joseph Vranich and Andrew M. Grossman. WebMemo #796. Heritage Foundation, 18 July 2005.

On the Ground: Protecting America's Roads and Transit Against Terrorism
Arnold M. Howitt and Jonathan Makler. Transportation Reform Series, Brookings Institution, 26 April 2005 (.pdf file).

Terrorism and the Security of Public Surface Transportation
Brian Michael Jenkins. Testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Judiciary, 08 April 2004. Rand Corporation (.pdf file).

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