terrorism, counter-terrorism

Sponsored by Project on Defense Alternatives            Editor: Carl Conetta.            17 September 2007


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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The Economic Impact of 9-11 on New York
Howard Chernick. Prepared for the 36th Annual Symposium and State-Local Tax Program, National Tax Association, Washington, DC, 18-19 May 2006.

Why Intelligence Isn't to Blame for 9/11
Joshua Rovner. MIT Center for International Studies, 05-13 November 2005 (.pdf file).

Structural Fire Response and Collapse Analysis
John Gross and Therese McAllister. National Institute of Standards and Technology, 02 December 2003 (.pdf file).

Report of the Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001
U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 24 July 2003 (.pdf file).

First Interim Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Thomas H. Kean, Chair, and Lee H. Hamilton, Vice Chair. 8 July 2003. Posted on the GlobalSecurity.org website.

Producing High-Quality Visualizations of Large-Scale Simulations: A simulation of the September 11 Attack on the Pentagon (paper and video)
Voicu Popescu, et al. Computer Graphics and Visualization Lab, Computer Science Department, Purdue University, 9 June 2003.

Senate Hearings: Sept. 11
Reports and statements delivered before the joint House and Senate investigation of the September 11th attacks. Posted on the Freedom of Information Center page, 17 October 2002.

Lessons of 9/11
Bruce Hoffman. Testimony before the United States Joint September 11, 2001 Inquiry Staff of the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence, 8 October 2002.

September 11 Pentagon Attack Simulations Using LS-Dyna
Mete A. Sozen, Sami A. Kilic and Christoph M. Hoffmann. Department of Computer Science, Purdue University, 11 September 2002.

F-16 Pilots Considered Ramming Flight 93
William B. Scott. Aviation Week & Space Technology, 9 September 2002.

Misreading September 11
Charles A. Kupchan. National Interest, 1 September 2002. Posted on the Council of Foreign Relations web site.

The attacks of 9/11: Evidence of a Clash of Religions?
David G. Kibble. Parameters, Autumn 2002.

Letter to the Honorable John M. Spratt Jr. Regarding Federal Costs Associated with the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001
Dan L. Crippen. Congressional Budget Office, 29 August 2002.

The World Trade Center and 9/11: A Discussion on Some Engineering Design Issues
Tim Wiklinson. Written for the conference "Safe Buildings for this Century," sponsored by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, 12-13 August 2002. Posted on the Civil Engineering Department website at the University of Sydney (.pdf file).

Counterterrorism Intelligence Capabilities and Performance Prior to 9-11
U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, July 2002 (.doc file). Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.

Review of Studies of the Economic Impact of the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center
Congressional Requesters, U.S. Government Accounting Office, 29 May 2002.

The Towers Lost and Beyond
Eduardo Kausel, ed. MIT, May 2002.

Testimony of W. Gene Corley on Behalf of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards & Subcommittee on Research, U.S. House of Representatives, 06 March 2002. Posted on the American Society of Civil Engineers website (.pdf file).

Spoils of War
Lewis H. Lapham. Harper's Magazine, March 2002.

9.11: Before, After, and In Between
James Der Derian. Social Science Research Council, 18 January 2002.

Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? Science, Engineering, and Speculation
Thomas W. Eagar and Christopher Musso. The Journal of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, December 2001.

An Initial Microstructural Analysis of A36 Steel from WTC Building 7
J.R. Barnett, R.R. Biederman, and R.D. Sisson, Jr. The Journal of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, December 2001.

Could September 11 Have Been Averted?
Gabriel Schoenfeld. Commentary Magazine, December 2001.

9/11: The Psychological Aftermath
Sarah Graham. Scientific American, 12 November 2001.

When the Twin Towers Fell
Scientific American Online, 9 October 2001.

NIST and the World Trade Center
National Institute of Standards and Technology.

World Trade Center Building Performance Study
Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Lessons Learned From Ground Zero
Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives.

World Trade Center - Some Engineering Aspects
Civil Engineering Department, The University of Sydney, Australia.

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