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
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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).

Extraordinary Rendition, Extraterritorial Detention, and Treatment of Detainees: Restoring Our Moral Credibility and Strengthening Our Diplomatic Standing
Daniel Byman. Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 26 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Enemy Combatant Detaineees: Habeas Corpus Challenges in Federal Court
Jennifer K. Elsea and Kenneth R. Thomas. Congressional Research Service, update 25 July 2007 (.pdf file).

The 'Enemy Combatant' Fraud
Scott Horton. Harper's Weekly, 22 June 2007. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

The Omar Khadr Case: A Teenager Imprisoned at Guantanamo
Human Rights Watch, June 2007 (.pdf file).

Off the Record: U.S. Responsibility for Enforced Disappearances in the 'War on Terror'
Human Rights Watch, June 2007 (.pdf file).

No Exit
Joseph Lelyveld. New York Review of Books, 15 February 2007.

Rendition at Risk in the War on Terror
Daniel Benjamin. Slate.com, 02 February 2007. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Ghost Prisoner: Two Years in Secret CIA Detention
Human Rights Watch, February 2007 (.pdf file).

Counter-Terrorism and the Use of Force in International Law
Michael N. Schmitt. Marshall Center Papers, No. 5. George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2007. Posted on the Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base website (.pdf file).

Terrorism and Trial by Jury: The Vices and Virtues of British and American Criminal Law
Laura K. Donohue. Stanford Law Review, Vol. 59, Issue 5, 2007.

National Insecurity and Human Rights: Democracies Debate Counterterrorism
Alison Brysk and Gershon Shafir, eds. The Global, Area and International Archive, University of California Press, 2007 (.pdf file).

Catching Terrorists: The British System Versus the U.S. System
John Yoo. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Senate Appropriations Committee, 14 September 2006. Posted on the American Enterprise Institute website on 18 September 2006 (.pdf file).

Undisclosed U.S. Detention Sites Overseas: Background and Legal Issues
Jennifer K. Elsea. Congressional Research Service, 12 September 2006 (.pdf file).

The War on Terror and the Rule of Law
Kevin Croke. Progressive Policy Institute, 30 June 2006.

Supreme Court Finds Military Commissions Unconstitutional
Michelle Austein. Washington File, 30 June 2006. Posted on the U.S. Embassy in London website.

Briefing Paper on U.S. Military Commission
Human Rights Watch, 23 June 2006 (.pdf file).

Interim Report on the Alleged Use of European Countries by the CIA For the Transportation and Illegal Detention of Prisoners
European Parliament, 15 June 2006 (.pdf file).

Alleged Secret Detentions and Unlawful Inter-State Transfers Involving Council of Europe Member States
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, 07 June 2006 (.pdf file).

Second Report on the Guantanamo Detainees: Inter- and Intra-Department Disagreements About Who is Our Enemy
Mark P. Denbeaux and Joshua Denbeaux et al. Seton Hall University School of Law, 20 March 2006 (.pdf file).

Terrorism: A Shifting Landscape
Josh Schollmeyer. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March/April 2006.

The Imperial Presidency and the War on Terror
Gene Healy. CATO Policy Report, March/April 2006 (.pdf file).

Transnational Armed Groups and International Humanitarian Law
Marco Sassòli. Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, Harvard University, Winter 2006 (.pdf file).

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

Legal and Policy Issues in Establishing an International Framework for Human Rights Compliance When Countering Terrorism
Boaz Ganor and Alex Conte. International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel, 01 December 2005 (.pdf file).

Treatment of 'Battlefield Detainees' in the War on Terrorism
Jennifer Elsea. CRS Report for Congress, 15 November 2005 (.pdf file).

Torture, the United States, and Laws of War
Lionel Beehner. Council on Foreign Relations, 11 November 2005.

Government Documents on Torture
American Civil Liberties Union, August 2005.

Statement on Army Field Manual
John McCain, 25 July 2005.

The Experiment
Jane Mayer. New Yorker, 11 July 2005.

Doctors and Interrogators at Guantanamo Bay
Gregg Bloche and Jonathan H. Marks. New England Journal of Medicine, 07 July 2005.

The CIA and the War on Terror: Here We Go Again
Muqtedar Khan. Al-Ahram Weekly, 30 June 2005. Posted on the Brookings Institution web site.

Terrorism, Global Security, and the Law
Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning Group Conference, 01-02 June 2005 (.pdf file).

Against Rendition: Why the CIA Shouldn't Outsource Interrogations to Countries That Torture
Reuel Marc Gerecht. Weekly Standard, 16 May 2005. Posted on the American Enterprise Institute website.

Investigation into FBI Allegations of Detainee Abuse at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Detention Facility
Army Regulation 15-6: Final Report, 01 April 2005. Posted on the Council on Foreign Relations website.

Getting Away with Torture? Command Responsibility for the U.S. Abuse of Detainees
Human Rights Watch, April 2005 (.pdf file).

Anti-Terrorism Efforts, Civil Liberty and Civil Rights
Paul Rosenzweig. Testimony before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, 19 March 2005.

Torture by Proxy
Jane Mayer. New Yorker, 14 February 2005.

The Law of War: Can 20th-Century Standards Apply to the Global War on Terrorism?
Lt. Col. David P. Cavaleri. Combat Studies Institute Press, 2005.

Guantanamo Bay: Undermining the Global War on Terror
Gerard P. Fogarty. Joint Force Quarterly, 2005.

Hamdi et. al. v. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, et al.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 28 June 2004. Posted on the Find Law web site.

Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense v. Padilla et al.
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 28 June 2004. Posted on the Find Law web site.

Rasul et al. v. Bush, President of the United States, et al.
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 28 June 2004. Posted on the Find Law web site.

Secret World of US Jails
Jason Burke. The Observer, 13 June 2004.

U.S. Arranges to Detain and Interrogate Terror Suspects in Secret
Dana Priest and Joe Stephens. Washington Post, 12 May 2004. Posted on the Seattle Times website.

In the Name of Security: Counterterrorism and Human Rights Abuses Under Malaysia's Internal Security Act
Human Rights Watch, May 2004 (.pdf file).

Dirty Bomber? Dirty Justice
Lewis Z. Koch. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, January/February 2004.

The Law of War in the War on Terror
Kenneth Roth. Foreign Affairs, January/February 2004.

Interesting Times for International Humanitarian Law:  Challenges from the War on Terror
Fletcher Forum, Summer/Fall 2003. Posted on the International Committee of the Red Cross website.

A Consequentialist Argument against Torture Interrogation of Terrorists
Jean Maria Arrigo, Ph.D. Paper presented at Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics, 30 January 2003.

Al Qaeda, Military Commissions, and American Self-Defense
Ruth Wedgwood. Political Science Quarterly, Fall 2002.

Terrorism Law and Policy
JURIST, University of Pittsburgh Law School.

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