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This online resource library was last updated in February 2008 and is archived. There are listings here by categories of many hundreds of articles and studies on terrorism, counter-terrorism and homeland security. For years to come this site should continues to be one of the very best resources for those interested in these topics.

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What's New?

War & Consequences: Global Terrorism has Increased Since 9/11 Attacks
Carl Conetta. Project on Defense Alternatives Briefing Memo #38.

Since the onset of the US "global war on terrorism", the operational capacity of the original "Al Qaeda" centered around Osama bin-Laden has been significantly degraded. Hundreds of cadre formerly commanded by bin-Laden have been killed (mostly during the Afghan war). Several top leaders of the organization have been killed or captured as have several leading regional associates. Dozens of third tier operatives have been killed or captured. Nonetheless, the organization continues to function in a more decentralized form.   (continue reading)


Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism
Charles V. Peña. Excerpt from book published by Potomac Books Inc.

Because we use the shorthand phrase "war on terrorism" to describe the U.S. response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, it is easy to believe that this war like all previous wars can be won by killing the enemy. Given that suicide terrorists are, by definition, undeterrable, it seems that we have no choice except to kill them before they kill us. But the struggle the United States is engaged in is not war in the traditional sense, i.e., armed conflict between two or more nations.   (continue reading)



What's New?

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

Resource sites


HOMELAND SECURITY

Overviews

Organization & cost

Armed forces roles and issues

Intelligence and warning

General Transport

Aviation

Rail and Road

Port and Maritime

Border Security, Trade, Immigration

Critical infrastructure

Cyber security

First responders & local preparedness

Health system preparedness

Securing agriculture

Miscellaneous problems & Issues

Legislation & legal issues

WMDs and homeland security




TERRORISM & COUNTER-TERRORISM

Terrorism, its nature and sources

Terrorism's Fifth Wave: A Theory, a Conundrum and a Dilemma
Jeffrey Kaplan. Perspectives on Terrorism, Terrrorism Research Initiative, February 2008.

Terrorism's Fifth Wave: Part II
Perspectives on Terrorism, Terrrorism Research Initiative, February 2008.

Inside Track: Al-Qaeda's Double Appeal
Ximena Ortiz. National Interest, 14 December 2007.

Weak States, State Failure and Terrorism
Edward Newman. Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, St. Andrews University, December 2007.

Liquid Terror: The Dynamics of Homegrown Radicalisation
Waleed Aly. Lowy Institute for International Policy, December 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

The Myth of the Failed State and the War on Terror: A Challenge to the Conventional Wisdom
Aidan Hehir. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 01 November 2007. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (.pdf file).

Muslims and the Tale of Two Continents
Shada Islam. Yale Global, 14 September 2007.

Suicide Attacks in Afghanistan (2001-2007)
U.N. Assistance Mission to Afghanistan, 01 September 2007 (.pdf file)

The Debate Over 'New' vs. 'Old' Terrorism
Martha Crenshaw. Prepared for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, 30 August - 02 September 2007 (.pdf file).

The Causes of Violent Jhadism
Bernard I. Finel. American Security Project, May 2007 (.pdf file).

Radicalization: Behind Bars and Beyond Borders
Frank J. Cilluffo. Brown Journal of World Affairs, Spring/Summer 2007 (.pdf file).

Terrorism as a Disease: An Epidemiological Model for Countering Islamist Extremism
Paul B. Stares and Mona Yacoubian. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2007 (.pdf file).

From Old Wars to New Wars and Global Terrorism
N. Johnson et al. Documentos de Economía, Universidad Javeriana - Bogotá, 29 June 2005.

Voices of Jihad Database
RAND Database.

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Terrorist groups, incidents, targets

Fatah al Islam: How an Ambitious Jihadist Project Went Awry
Bilal Y. Saab and Magnus Ranstorp. The Brookings Institution, 26 January 2008.

The Return of al-Qaida
Guido Steinberg. German Institute for International and Security Affairs, December 2007 (.pdf file).

Stealing the Sword: Limiting Terrorist Use of Advanced Conventional Weapons
James Bonomo et al. RAND, 14 November 2007.

Al Qaeda in Iraq: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank. Mother Jones, 18 October 2007.

Splits Revealed Inside Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
Geoff D. Porter. Terrorism Monitor, Jamestown Foundation, 13 September 2007.

Jihadi Attack Kill Statistics v1.8
IntelCenter, 17 August 2007 (.pdf file).

Jihadi Ops Tempo Statistics (JOTS) v1.6
IntelCenter, 20 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Jihadi Tactics and Targeting Statistics (JTATS) v1.9
IntelCenter, 02 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Sharing the Dragon's Teeth: Terrorist Groups and the Exchange of New Technologies
Kim Cragin et al. RAND, 09 May 2007 (.pdf file).

Targeting Oil and Other Energy Sources and Infrastructure
Alex P. Schmid. Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, March 2007 (.pdf file).

Terrorism 2002-2005
Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, 2006 (.pdf file).

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Financial Aspects

Blacklisting Terrorism Supporters in Kuwait
David Pollock and Michael Jacobson. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 25 January 2008.

Grading U.S. Performance against Terrorism Financing
Michael Jacobson. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 05 September 2007.

Economically Targeted Terrorism: A Review of the Literature and a Framework for Considering Defensive Approaches
Brian A. Jackson, Lloyd Dixon and Victoria A. Greenfield. RAND, 05 March 2007 (.pdf file).

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Bin Laden and Al Qaeda

Al-Qaeda at Year's End 2007: What Do the Facts Say?
Michael Scheuer. Terrorism Focus, Jamestown Foundation, 19 December 2007.

The Return of al-Qaida: Current Developments in International Terrorism and Their Consequences for Europe
Guido Steinberg. German Institute for International and Security Affairs, December 2007 (.pdf file).

Al-Qaeda, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and Jihad in North Africa
Andrew Black. Terrorism Focus, Jamestown Foundation, 27 November 2007.

Disowned by Mentor, Bin Laden Seeks New Pastures
Fawaz A. Gerges. Yale Global, 19 September 2007.

Cracks in the Foundation: Leadership Schisms in al-Qa'ida from 1989-2006
Combating Terrorism Center, West Point, 2006.

The Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee
U.N. Security Council, 15 October 1999.

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Counter-terror strategy & programs

Prosecuting Terrorism beyond 'Material Support'
Matthew Levitt. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 14 January 2008.

Abu Yahya's Six Easy Steps for Defeating al-Qaeda
Jarret Brachman. Perspectives on Terrorism, Terrorism Research Initiative, 07 January 2008.

Fighting Terrorism with Terrorists
Josh Kurlantzick. Los Angeles Times, 06 January 2008. Posted on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website.

Attacking al Qaeda's Operational Centers of Gravity
David M. Witty. Joint Force Quarterly, First Quarter 2008 (.pdf file).

Counterterrorism Beyond Shock and Awe, Part II
George McFadden. Foreign Policy Forum, 23 December 2007.

Counterterrorism Beyond Shock and Awe, Part I
George McFadden. Foreign Policy Forum, 15 December 2007.

Toward a Mathematical Theory of Counterterrorism
Jonathan David Farley. California Institute of Technology, December 2007 (.pdf file).

The Schools the Taliban Won't Torch
Gregory Warner. Washington Monthly, December 2007.

Security Sector Reform and the Fight Against Terrorism
Bjørn Møller. Danish Institute for International Studies, December 2007 (.pdf file).

'Deradicalisation' and Indonesian Prisons
International Crisis Group, 19 November 2007 (.pdf file).

The Challenge of Islamists for EU and US Policies: Conflict, Stability and Reform
Muriel Asseburg and Daniel Brumberg, eds. German Institute for International and Security Affairs, November 2007 (.pdf file).

The European Union: Measuring Counterterrorism Cooperation
David T. Armitage, Jr. Strategic Forum, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, November 2007 (.pdf file).

Building Global Alliances in the Fight Against Terrorism
Alistair Millar and Eric Rosand. Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, November 2007 (.pdf file).

How Europe and America Should Confront Islamic Extremism
Sally McNamara. The Heritage Foundation, 03 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Germany's New Role Against Terror
Yonah Alexander. The Washington Times, 02 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Five Lessons From China's War on Terror
Martin I. Wayne. Joint Force Quarterly, Fourth Quarter 2007 (.pdf file).

National Strategy for Information Sharing: Successes and Challenges in Improving Terrorism-Related Information Sharing
Department of Defense, October 2007 (.pdf file).

The UN Security Council's Counterterrorism Program: What Lies Ahead?
Eric Rosand, Alistair Millar and Jason Ipe. International Peace Academy, October 2007 (.pdf file).

The Civilian Side Of the War on Terror
Dana Dillon. Policy Review, October/November 2007.

Similar Threats, Similar Approaches: Improving Transatlantic Counterterrorism Ties
Michael Jacobson. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 27 September 2007.

Beyond Belief: Islamism, Radicalisation and the Counter-Terrorism Response
Anthony Bergin, David Martin Jones and Carl Ungerer. Strategic Insights, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, September 2007 (.pdf file).

Rethinking Transnational Counterterrorism: Beyond a National Framework
Jeremy Pressman. The Washington Quarterly, Autumn 2007 (.pdf file).

Information Operations in Pursuit of Terrorists
Ulhas Kirpekar. Naval Postgraduate School, September 2007 (.pdf file).

A Military Guide to Terrorism in the 21st Century
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, 15 August 2007 (.pdf file).

NETworked Radicalization: A Counter Strategy
George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute and the University of Virginia Critical Incident Analysis Group, 05 May 2007 (.pdf file).

Global Terrorism: Multilateral Responses to an Extraordinary Threat
Eric Rosand. International Peace Academy, April 2007 (.pdf file).

Implementing the U.N. General Assembly's Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in the Asia-Pacific
Center on Global Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, March 2007 (.pdf file).

Terrorism: A Brief for Americans
Richard W. Vague. American Strategy Program, The New America Foundation, February 2007 (.pdf file).

Terrorism as a Disease: An Epidemiological Model for Countering Islamist Extremism
Paul B. Stares and Mona Yacoubian. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2007 (.pdf file).

Science and Technology to Counter Terrorism: Proceedings of an Indo-U.S. Workshop
Roddam Narasimha and Arvind Kumar, eds. National Academy of Sciences, 2007 (.pdf file).

Wearing Sunglasses in a Dark Room: How Our Obsession with Secrecy and Security Undermines Counterterrorism Efforts
Christopher Preble. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, the University of Pittsburgh, 2007 (.pdf file).

Wanted: A New Strategy to Contain Terrorism
Prudence Bushnell. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2007 (.pdf file).

NCTC and Information Sharing: Five Years Since 9/11 - a Progress Report
National Counterterrorism Center, September 2006 (.pdf file).

Conciliation, Counter-Terrorism and Patterns of Terrorist Violence: A Comparative Study of Five Cases
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita. paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Foundation, 2003 (.pdf file).

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US War on Terror: Plans, Costs, Effects

The Five Front War: The Better Way to Fight Global Jihad
Event sponsored by Brookings Institution, 26 January 2008.

How We Talk About the 'War on Terrorsm'
G. Matthew Bonham et al. Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, 15 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Questionable Reward: Arms Sales and the War on Terrorism
Rachel Stohl. Arms Control Today, January/February 2008.

Is This Really World War IV?
Peter Beinart. Los Angeles Times, 09 December 2007. Posted on the Council on Foreign Relations website.

Pakistan - Conflicted Ally in the War on Terror
Ashley J. Tellis. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, December 2007 (.pdf file).

Executive Power in The War on Terror
John O. McGinnis. Policy Review, December 2007/January 2008.

Winning the Right War
Philip H. Gordon. Survival, Winter 2007-08. Posted on The Brookings Institution website (.pdf file).

The Global War on Terrorism: A Religious War?
Lt. Col. Laurence A. Dobrot. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 29 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Air Force Use of Global War on Terrorism Supplemental Funding Provided by Procurement and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense, 21 November 2007 (.pdf file).

AFRICOM's Dilemma: The 'Global War on Terrorism' 'Capacity Building,' Humanitarianism, and the Future of U.S. Security Policy in Africa
Robert G. Berschinski. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 21 November 2007.

The U.S. Response to Terrorism: A Fundamentally Flawed Strategy
Haviland Smith. American Diplomacy.org, 13 November 2007.

Picking Up After Failed War on Terror
Andrew J. Bacevich. Los Angeles Times, 06 November 2007.

Debunking the Myth of Islamist Intransigence
Mohammed Herzallah and Amr Hamzawy. The Daily Star, 02 November 2007. Posted on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website.

National Strategy for Combating Terrorism: Background and Issues for Congress
Raphael F. Perl. Congressional Research Service, 01 November 2007 (.pdf file).

The Global War on Terrorism: A Religious War?
Laurence Andrew Dobrot. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. War College, November 2007 (.pdf file).

DoD Needs to Take Action to Encourage Fiscal Discipline and Optimize the Use of Tools Intended to Improve GWOT Cost Reporting
Government Accountability Office, November 2007 (.pdf file).

Can the War on Terror Be Won?
Philip H. Gordon. Foreign Affairs, November/ December 2007.

Transforming U.S. Efforts to Fight Transnational Terrorist Networks
Michael Jacobson. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 24 October 2007.

War of Error: How Osama bin Laden Beat George W. Bush
Peter Bergen. The New Republic, 22 October 2007.

The Years of Magical Thinking
Madeleine Elfenbein. The American Prospect, 19 October 2007 (.pdf file).

The GWOT Effect of Arms for Dictators
Rachel Stohl. Foreign Policy In Focus, 03 October 2007.

His Toughness Problem - and Ours
Ian Buruma. The New York Review of Books, 27 September 2007.

Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror: Selected Legislation from the 110th Congress
Kim Walker Klaman, Lisa Mages and Pat Towell. Congressional Research Service, 17 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Are We Winning? Measuring Progress in the Struggle Against Violent Jihadism
Bernard I. Finel and Holly Crystal Gall. American Security Project, September 2007 (.pdf file).

Deployment of Members of the National Guard and Reserve in the Global War on Terrorism
Defense Science Board Task Force, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, September 2007 (.pdf file).

Renewing the U.S.-U.N. Partnership Against Terrorism
Eric Rosand. United Nations Foundation, 20 May 2007 (.pdf file).

The Role of Naval Forces in the Global War on Terror
National Research Council, 2007.

Strategic Doctrine, Public Debate and the Terror War
G. Thomas Goodnight. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2006 (.pdf file).

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Legal Issues & Human Rights

Habeas Corpus and the Detention of Enemy Combatants in the War on Terror
James P. Terry. Joint Force Quarterly, First Quarter 2008 (.pdf file).

The Role of Targeted Killing in the Campaign Against Terror
Peter M. Cullen. Joint Force Quarterly, First Quarter 2008 (.pdf file)

The Man Behind the Torture
David Cole. The New York Review of Books, 06 December 2007.

The Progress and Pitfalls of the Terrorist Watch List
Glenn A. Fine, Eileen Larence, Leonard C. Boyle and Kathleen Kraninger. Testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, 08 November 2007.

Combatant Status Review Tribunals/Administrative Review Boards
Department of Defense, 17 October 2007.

Renditions: Constraints Imposed by Laws on Torture
Michael John Garcia. Congressional Research Service, updated 12 October 2007 (.pdf file).

A Cure Worse than the Disease?
Kenneth Roth. Foreign Service Journal, September 2007 (.pdf file).

A Legal Framework for Detaining Terrorists: Enact a Law to End the Clash over Rights
Benjamin Wittes and Mark Gitenstein. Brookings Institution, 2007 (.pdf file).

Counterterrorism, Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law
Timothy Lynch. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2007 (.pdf file).

Torture in Dreamland: Disposing of the Ticking Bomb
Henry Shue. Journal of International Law, Case Western Reserve University, 2006 (.pdf file).

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Terrorism & WMDs

International Terrorism and the Threat of a Dirty Bomb
Maxim Worcester. Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW), Berlin, 25 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Some Simple Security Steps
Michael Levi. The Washington Times, 05 December 2007. Posted on the Council on Foreign Relations website.

Out of Harm's Way: Safeguarding Nuclear Materials
S&TR, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, December 2007 (.pdf file).

Keeping WMD From Terrorists: An Interview with 1540 Committee Chairman Ambassador Peter Burian
Interviewed by Miles A. Pomper and Peter Crail. Arms Control Association, November 2007.

Nuclear Terrorism's Fatal Assumptions
Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley. The Bulletin Online, 23 October 2007.

Securing the Bomb 2007
Matthew Bunn. Commissioned by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, September 2007 (.pdf file).

Global Fissile Material Report 2007
International Panel on Fissile Materials, 2007 (.pdf file).

Assessing the Nexus of Proliferation and Terrorism
Robert S. Litwak. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2007 (.pdf file).

How to Get a Nuclear Bomb
William Langewiesche. The Atlantic Monthly, December 2006 (.pdf file).

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Terrorism & Informational warfare

Policing Terrorism on the Internet
Mark Burgess. World Security Institute, 18 December 2007.

Botnets, Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism: Vulnerabilities and Policy Issues for Congress
Clay Wilson. Congressional Research Service, updated 15 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Analyzing Terror Campaigns on the Internet: Technical Sophistication, Content Richness and Web Interactivity
Jialun Qin et al. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2007 (.pdf file).

Terrorism and Mass Media
William E. Biernatzki. Centre for the Study of Communication and Culture, 2002 (.pdf file).

Dark Web Terrorism Research
Artificial Intelligence Lab.

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Terrorism & regional security issues

Latin America: Terrorism Issues
Mark P. Sullivan. Congressional Research Services, updated 09 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Al Qaeda in Lebanon - The Iraq War Spreads
Nir Rosen. Boston Review, January/February 2008.

Morocco's Resistance to Regional Jihad
Matthew Chebatoris. Terrorism Monitor, Jamestown Foundation, 10 December 2007.

Exporting the Anbar Awakening
Spencer Ackerman. The American Prospect, 27 November 2007.

Is the NWFP Slipping out of Pakistan's Control?
Hassan Abbas. Terrorism Monitor, Jamestown Foundation, 26 November 2007.

Pakistan and the War on Terror
Simon Henderson. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 05 November 2007.

The 'Shi'i Crescent': Myth and Reality
Moshe Ma'oz. The Brookings Institution, November 2007 (.pdf file).

Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Southern Africa
Eric Rosand, Jason Ipe and Alistair Millar. Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, November 2007 (.pdf file).

The State of Jemaah Islamiyah: Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia Five Years After Bali
Zachary Abuza. Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies, November 2007 (.pdf file).

The Military Strategy of Global Jihad
Sarah E. Zabel. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, October 2007 (.pdf file).

Increasing Talibanization in Pakistan's Seven Tribal Agencies
Hassan Abbas. Terrorism Monitor, Jamestown Foundation, 27 September 2007.

Egypt: Security, Political and Islamist Challenges
Sherifa Zuhur. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, September 2007 (.pdf file).

The Myth of the Second Front: Localizing the 'War on Terror' in Southeast Asia
Amitav Acharya and Arabinda Acharya. The Washington Quarterly, Autumn 2007 (.pdf file).

The War on Terror and its Implications for Human Rights in Uzbekistan
Nozima Kamalova. Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, January 2007 (.pdf file).

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Resource sites

Counter-Terrorism Committee
U.N. Security Council.

Global Terrorism Database
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, University of Maryland.

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HOMELAND SECURITY

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Overviews

U.S. Thwarts 19 Terrorist Attacks Against America Since 9/11
James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 13 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Cultivating a Culture of Preparedness in the United States
Brendan Gallagher. The Henry L. Stimson Center, 01 November 2007.

New Homeland Security Strategy Misses the Mark
James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 10 October 2007 (.pdf file).

National Strategy for Homeland Security
Homeland Security Council, October 2007 (.pdf file).

Homeland Insecurities: Six Years after 9/11 We're Still Not Thinking Strategically
Daniel L. Byman. The Brookings Institution, 11 September 2007.

Confronting the Terrorist Threat to the Homeland: Six Years After 9/11
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 10 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Why We Are Vulnerable
Kathleen Tierney. The American Prospect, 18 June 2007.

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Organization & cost

Let the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) Expire
David C. John. The Heritage Foundation, 11 December 2007 (.pdf file).

Fixing the Department of Homeland Security
Elaine Kamarck. Progressive Policy Institute, November 2007 (.pdf file).

National Preparedness Guidelines
Department of Homeland Security, September 2007 (.pdf file).

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Armed forces roles and issues

Homeland Defense and Civil Support Joint Operating Concept
Department of Defense, 01 October 2007 (.pdf file).

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Intelligence and warning

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).

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General Transport

Transportation Security: TSA Has Made Progress in Implementing the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program but Challenges Remain
Cathleen A. Berrick. Testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, 31 October 2007 (.pdf file).

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Aviation

MANPADS Countermeasure: Sky Security vs. Ground Security
Hillel Avihai. International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, 21 January 2008.

National Aviation Security Policy, Strategy and Mode-Specific Plans: Background and Considerations for Congress
Bart Elias. Congressional Research Service, 02 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Aviation Security: Vulnerabilities Exposed Through Covert Testing to TSA's Passenger Screening Process
Gregory D. Kutz and John W. Cooney. Testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 15 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Aviation Security: DHS Has Made Progress in Securing the Commercial Aviation Security, but Key Challenges Remain
Cathleen A. Berrick. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, House Committee on Homeland Security, 16 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Countering the MANPADS Threat: Strategies for Success
Matt Schroeder. Arms Control Today, September 2007.

Fusion of Security System Data to Improve Airport Security
Committee on Assessment of Security Technologies for Transportation, National Research Council, 2007.

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Rail and Road

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).

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Port and Maritime

Maritime Security
Lexington Institute, January 2008 (.pdf file).

Mines and Underwater IEDs in U.S. Ports and Waterways (scroll to page 106)
Naval War College Review, Winter 2008 (.pdf file).

Supply Chain Security: Examinations of High-Risk Cargo at Foreign Seaports Have Increased, but Improved Data Collection and Performances are Needed
Government Accountability Office, January 2008 (.pdf file).

Maritime Security: Federal Efforts Needed to Address Challenges in Preventing and Responding to Terrorist Attacks on Energy Commodity Tankers
Government Accountability Office, December 2007 (.pdf file).

The Question Marks Over Europe's Maritime Security
Security and Defence Agenda, 08 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Is Port Security Funding Making Us Safe?
Veronique de Rugy. The Audit of Conventional Wisdom, MIT Center for International Studies, November 2007 (.pdf file).

Maritime Security: The SAFE Port Act: Status and Implementation One Year Later
Stephen L. Caldwell. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, 30 October 2007 (.pdf file).

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Border Security, Trade, Immigration

Border Security: Despite Progress, Weaknesses in Traveler Inspections Exist at our Nation's Ports of Entry
Richard M. Stana. Testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, 03 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Secure Border Initiative: Observations on Selected Aspects of SBInet Program Implementation
Richard M. Stana. Testimony before the Subcommittees on Management, Investigations and Oversight, and Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, 24 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Border Security: Security Vulnerabilities at Unmanned and Unmonitored U.S. Border Locations
Gregory D. Kutz and John W. Cooney. Testimony before the Senate Committee on Finance, 27 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Catastrophic Terrorism at the Border: The Case of the Canada-United States Border
T.S. (Todd) Hataley. Homeland Security Affairs, 01 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Perimeter Defense and Regional Security Cooperation in North America: United States, Canada and Mexico
Richard J. Kilroy. Homeland Security Affairs, September 2007 (.pdf file).

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Critical infrastructure

Strategic Fragility: Infrastructure Protection and National Security in the Information Age
Robert A. Miller and Irving Lachow. Defense Horizons, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, January 2008 (.pdf file).

Terrorism and Security Issues Facing the Water Infrastructure Sector
Claudia Copeland. Congressional Research Service, updated 16 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Critical Homeland Infrastructure Protection
Report of the Defense Science Board, January 2007 (.pdf file).

Improving the Nation's Water Security: Opportunities for Research
Committee on Water System Security Research, National Research Council, 2007.

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Cyber security

Grading Cybersecurity Initiatives: Six Necessary Components
James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 31 October 2007 (.pdf file).

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First responders & local preparedness

Readiness in the Post Katrina and Post 9/11 World: An Evaluation of the New National Response Framework
Paul N. Stockton. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 11 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Identity Crisis: Defining the Problem and Framing a Solution for Terrorism Incident Response
Mark Landahl. Homeland Security Affairs, September 2007 (.pdf file).

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Health system preparedness

Pandemic Preparedness: The Need for a Public Health - Not a Law Enforcement/National Security - Approach
George J. Annas, Wendy K. Mariner and Wendy E. Parmet. ACLU, January 2008 (.pdf file).

Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health From Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism
Trust for America's Health, December 2007 (.pdf file).

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Securing agriculture

A Safe and Bountiful Harvest: How to Ensure America's Food Safety
Daniella Markheim and Caroline Walsh. The Heritage Foundation, 10 January 2008 (.pdf file).

The National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility: Issues for Congress
Dana A. Shea, Jim Monke and Frank Gottron. Congressional Research Service, updated 15 November 2007 (.pdf file).

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Miscellaneous problems & Issues

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.

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Legislation & legal issues

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).

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WMDs and homeland security

Radiological Events in the Homeland
James B. Brown, Russell E. Coble and Emery J. Chase. Joint Force Quarterly, First Quarter 2008 (.pdf file).

Securing U.S. Nuclear Material: DOE Has Made Little Progress Consolidating and Disposing of Special Nuclear Material
Government Accountability Report, October 2007 (.pdf file).

Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Additional Actions Needed to Ensure Adequate Testing of Next Generation Radiation Detection Equipment
Gene Aloise and Keith Rhodes. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, 18 September 2007 (.pdf file).

Securing the Bomb 2007
Matthew Bunn. Commissioned by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, September 2007 (.pdf file).

The Day After: Action Following a Nuclear Blast in a U.S. City
Ashton B. Carter, Michael M. May and William J. Perry. The Washington Quarterly, Autumn 2007 (.pdf file).

Countering Bio-Threats: EU Instruments for Managing Biological Materials, Technology and Knowledge
Frida Kuhlau. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, August 2007 (.pdf file).

Monitoring Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear-Explosive Materials: An Assessment of Methods and Capabilities
Committee on International Security and Arms Control, National Research Council, 2005.

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