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  • Web Sites | Online Articles and Publications | Annotations | Reference Books Available in the MSU Library


    Web Sites

    Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (The Gilmore Commission)
    Americans for Medical Progress
    Bombing of America
    CNN's War on Terror
    Dag Hammarskold Library Web Page on International Terrorism
    Eco-Terrorism
    Encyclopedia of Terrorism (Council on Foreign Relations)
    Findlaw Special Coverage: War Against Terrorism
    Foreign Terrorist Groups
    Foreign Terrorist Organizations
    The Gilmore Commission
    Global Terrorism Database
    Homeland Security Week
    International Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP)
    The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)
    InternationalTerrorism.info
    Journalist's Toolbox Special Report: 9/11 Terrorist Attack
    Jurist Terrorism and Terrorists Page
    Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT)
    MSU Online Certificate Program in Homeland Security
    National Security Institute's Security Resource Net
    Overseas Security Advisory Council
    Security & Terrorism
    Terrorism and U.S. Policy (National Security Archive)
    Terrorism / Counter-Terrorism Web Sites
    Terrorism : Questions and Answers
    Terrorism Research Center
    Terrorism Research Guide
    Terrorism Update
    Terrorists, Spies, and Assassins
    This is Baader-Meinhof: Germany in the Post-War Decade of Terror 1968-1977
    Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets (State Dept.)
    University of Maryland : College of Law : Thurgood Marshall Law Library CRS Reports on Homeland Security/Terrorism
    U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century
    U.S. Department of State Counterterrorism Page
    U.S. Department of State List of Foreign Terrorist Groups
    U.S. Government Accountability Office Special Collection on Homeland Security
    U.S. Government Accountability Office Speical Collection on Terrorism
    U.S. Institute of Peace Terrorism / Counter-Terrorism Page
    Virtual World of Intelligence: Terrorism
    War on Terrorism Research Guides
    Wikipedia Articles on Terrorism


    Online Articles and Publications

    2001 Report on Foreign Terrorist Organizations
    America Still Unprepared
    Antiterrorism.org Bookstore
    Antiterrorism Individual Protective Measures
    Basics of Combatting Terrorism
    Bremer Commission (National Commission on Terrorism) Report
    CIA, FBI, and Pentagon Team to Fight Terrorism
    Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism (2000)
    Countering the New Terrorism
    Country Reports on Terrorism, 2004-
    Discouraging Terrorism: Some Implications of 9/11
    DoD USS Cole Commission Report
    Extremist Movements and Their Threat to the United States
    FBI's Project Megiddo Report on Domestic Terrorism
    Feds Prepare State, Local Governments for Terrorist Attacks
    Identifying the Links Between White-Collar Crime and Terrorism
    Individual's Guide for Understanding and Surviving Terrorism (1999)
    Intelligence and Law Enforcement
    International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings
    A Look at Terrorist Behavior: How They Prepare, Where They Strike
    Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century
    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States, First Interim Report
    National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States, 2007
    National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States, 2005
    National Security Strategy of the United States
    National Strategy for Homeland Security
    National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets
    OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism
    Patterns of Global Terrorism, 1995-2003
    Political Violence Against Americans
    Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
    Project Megiddo on Possible Terrorism
    Protecting the American Homeland: A Preliminary Assessment
    Protecting the American Homeland: One Year On
    Protection of Public Facilities against Terrorist Attacks
    Psychological Profiles of Terrorists
    Red Army Faction
    Red Brigade
    Report of the Accountability Review Boards on the Embassy Bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam on August 7, 1998
    Responding to the Victims of Terrorism (2000)
    A Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Selection of Muslim Religious Services Providers
    Road Map for National Security: Imperative for Change (2001)
    Significant Incidents of Political Violence Against Americans
    Significant Terrorism Incidents: 1961-2001
    Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?
    Terrorism 2002-2005
    Terrorism and Drug Trafficking
    Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime : Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigation (Book)
    Terrorism: How Vulnerable is the United States
    Terrorism in the United States, 1999
    Terrorism: Near Eastern Groups and State Sponsors, 2001
    Terrorism, The Future, and U.S Foreign Policy
    Terrorism Threat and the U.S. Response (2001)
    Terrorism : U.S. Response To Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania
    Terrorist and Insurgent Organizations - al Qaida
    Terrorist Attack on USS Cole
    Terrorist Threat Screening Center (TTSC) Established
    Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement
    U.S. House Committee Votes for Counterrorism Czar
     


    Reference Books Available in the MSU Library

    Dictionary of Terrorism
    Rev. and updated ed. of: Encyclopedia of terrorism and political violence. 1987

    John Richard Thackrah.
    London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2004. 2nd edition, 318pp.
    Main Library Reference (1 East) HV6431 .T56 2004
    Terrorism is one of the primary concerns of the modern world and is increasingly becoming a major factor in all international relations in the 21st century. This revised and updated second edition of a major reference work in the area contains definitions and descriptions of all aspects of terrorism and political violence, including:
  • individual terrorists
  • terrorist organisations
  • terrorist incidents
  • countries affected by terrorism
  • types of terrorism
  • measures against terrorism
  • forms of political violence
  • history of terrorism
  • psychology of terrorism
  • Encyclopedia of Terrorism

    Harvey W. Kushner
    Thousand Oaks, Ca. : Sage Publications, c2003. 550pp.
    Main Library Reference HV6431 .K883 2003
    With more than 300 articles, the Encylopedia provides detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when, and why of terorism. Up-to-date and tmely, the articles cover such topics as AlQaeda, biological terrorism, extremism, Saddam Hussein, Jihad, Zacarias Moussaouit, and suicide bombers.

    Encyclopedia of Terrorism and Political Violence

    Note: 2nd edition has the title Dictionary of terrorism
    John Richard Thackrah.
    London ; New York : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987. 308pp.
    Main Library Reference (1 East) HV6431 .T56 1987
    The first line of defence against terrorism is to learn as much as one can about terrorists, to understand their motivations and their methods, and to be able as a result to anticipate some of their targetting, or at least to limit damage if attacks cannot be prevented. British viewpoint.

    Encyclopedia of World Terrorism

    Martha Crenshaw.
    Armonk, N.Y. : M. E. Sharpe, 1997. 3 volumes.
    Main Library Reference (1 East) HV6431 .E53 1997
    This timely three-volume set illustrates how deeply the world has been changed by violent events in the 20th century and provides students with a new awareness of how these events continue to shape modern history. Each highly accessible article includes summaries and key fact boxes as well as a list of further readings. The up-to-date Encyclopedia includes entries on the Oklahoma City Bombing, Pan Am Flight 103, and other such terrorist acts that continue to be front-page news. No other reference on this topic explains in such careful detail how violence is being used to achieve political ends all over the world, even in the United States.
    Volume 1 explores the historical background of different eras: from ancient Greece through 1939; during WWII; and modern terrorist compaigns worldwide. It discusses specific types of terrorism; techniques and methods; and the psychology of terrorism. Volume 2 focuses on terrorist groups and campaigns, with emphasis on the Middle East (including the 1996 peace process), and also covers radical Muslim terrorism, terrorism in Latin America, post-Colonial Asia and Africa, and war and civil war since 1945. Volume 3 is devoted to terrorism in the industrialized world: the United States, Europe, Israel, Britain, and Latin America, with a complete section on responses to terrorism.

    Encyclopedia of World Terrorism

    Edited by Frank Shanty and Raymond Picquet ; John Lalla, documents editor].
    Armonk, NY : Sharpe Reference, 2003. 2 volumes.
    Main Library Reference (1 East) HV6431 .E53 2003
    Today more than ever, terrorism is one of the most compelling domestic and international concerns. This timely and authoritative work is the definitive research tool for the topic. It picks up where the original and highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of World Terrorism leaves off, and examines terrorist activity worldwide from the mid-1990s to the present. The set covers the attack on the World Trade Center, the War on Terrorism, and the escalating violence in Israel and the occupied territories in detail, offering historical context and contemporary analysis by terrorism and counter-terrorism experts. It investigates key issues and events related to global and domestic terrorism, as well as current and future trends in terrorism and counter-terrorism. The work includes completely new and original entries on terrorist individuals, organizations, and activities around the globe, and it also update entries from the original Encyclopedia of World Terrorism where appropriate. In addition , this set includes a complete volume of primary source documents relating to terrorism from ancient times to the present.

    Historical Dictionary of Terrorism

    Sean Anderson and Stephen Sloan
    Metuchen, NJ : Scarecrow Press, 1995. 452pp.
    Main Library Stacks HV6431 .A537 1995
    A reference that provides information on terrorist groups, events, and prominent figures spanning the period from the Zealot insurrections against Roman rule in first century Judea to the present. Entries on terrorist groups and movements provide information on their histories, programs, and leadership, as well as some discussion of the numbers and kinds of action perpetrated by each group. The introduction discusses essential components of terrorism that distinguish it from other forms of political violence. Extensive bibliography.

    Historical Dictionary of Terrorism

    Sean Anderson and Stephen Sloan
    Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002. 2nd edition, 588pp.
    Main Library Reference HV6431 .A537 2002
    This is a newly revised and updated edition of a reference dictionary on terrorism, which first appeared in 1995. It is encyclopedic in its wealth of information and analysis on major terrorist groups, their leaders and ideologies; significant terrorist incidents, and the weapons employed by terrorist groups, including weapons of mass destruction and cyber warfare, which are of great concern today. The alphabetically arranged entries cover acts of terrorism from the first century Judean Zealots and Sicarii to latter-day radical leftist, rightist and religiously fundamentalist militants, offering great insight into how and why such groups originated, how they organize, how they operate, and their targeting. The historical dictionary also covers pertinent anti-terrorism laws and legal doctrines. The extensive bibliographical section begins with a valuable introductory overview, and then lists essential literature resources on terrorism, such as general reference works, databases, academic and public policy studies, U.S. Government documents, and Internet resources. This tremendously timely and important reference work will appeal to civilian and military government officials, academic and public policy specialists, university students and researchers, journalists, and the general public—who seek to understand the threat of terrorism in all its dimensions.


     


    Annotations in Alphabetical Order

    2001 Report on Foreign Terrorist Organizations
    http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/rpt/fto/2001/5258.htm
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction
    also known as The Gilmore Commission
    http://www.rand.org/nsrd/terrpanel/
    The Advisory Panel will assess the capabilities for responding to terrorist incidents in the U.S. homeland involving weapons of mass destruction. Response capabilities at the Federal, State, and local levels will be examined, with a particular emphasis on the latter two. Includes first five annual reports as of Dec. 2003.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    America Still Unprepared - America Still In Danger
    http://www.cfr.org/publication.php?id=5099
    This report concludes that America is still unprepared to prevent and respond to a catastrophic terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Though a number of steps have been taken there are indications that Americans are lapsing back into complacency. The report discusses a number of issues and makes a number of recommendations. Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and co-chaired by Gary Hart and Warren B. Rudman.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Americans for Medical Progress
    http://www.amprogress.org/ResearchOpposition/ResearchOppositionList.cfm?c=17
    Americans for Medical Progress explain why research on animals is critical and why violence against animal research is wrong. According to the FBI, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) alone are responsible for more than 600 criminal acts in the United States since 1996, causing damages in excess of $43 million dollars. While the perpetrating groups note that their actions have not yet taken human life, they overlook, among other potential harm, the jeopardy in which they place firefighters and other first responders. More than 50,000 firefighters are injured each year either responding to (6,000) or fighting fires (46,000), according to the United States Fire Administration. For this reason, federal and state lawmakers are proposing legislation to give more muscle to law enforcement efforts against those committing violent acts in the name of animal rights or the environment. President Bush signed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) into law November 27, 2006. The new law expands criminal prohibitions against the use of force, violence, and threats involving animal-related businesses, including biomedical research, and increases penalties for violations.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Antiterrorism.org Bookstore
    http://www.antiterrorism.org/book_store.html
    Most of the books mentioned are available in the MSU Libraries.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Antiterrorism Individual Protective Measures
    http://web.archive.org/web/20041010002332/
    http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/e-resources/ebooks/records/7129-1.html

    Pamphlet published by Joint Chiefs of Staff, February 1997. Shared by the University of Buffalo Libraries. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive. Works best with Mozilla Firefox.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Basics of Combatting Terrorism
    http://web.archive.org/web/20011215003235/
    www.terrorism.com/terrorism/basics.shtml

    There is much confusion over what terrorism is and is not. The following is an essay from the US Army's Command & General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The essay does an excellent job of explaining not only the basics of terrorism, but also details the US policy towards this phenomenon. Because of its length, we have broken the essay into several parts. U.S. Army, Field Manual 100-20, Stability and Support Opperations, (Final Draft), "Chapter 8: Combatting Terrorism. Stil available thanks to the Internet Archive. Works best with Mozilla Firefox.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Bombing of America
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bombing/index.html
    PBS online exhibit on bombing and terrorism, with information about chemical bombs, juvenile bombers, suspects, and police and forensics procedures. (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Bremer Commission (National Commission on Terrorism) Report
    Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism
    http://web.archive.org/web/20021214231742/
    http://www.terrorism.com/documents/bremercommission/index.shtml

    Still available thanks to the Internet Archive. Works best with Mozilla Firefox.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    CIA, FBI, and Pentagon Team to Fight Terrorism
    http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0900/091900nj.htm
    GovExec.Com Daily Briefing, September 18, 2000.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    CNN's War on Terror
    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/
    An archive of news articles related to terrorist activities since the attack on the World Trade Centers in September 2001. Commercial site maintained by CNN.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Combating Terrorism: Evaluation of Selected Characteristics
    in National Strategies Related to Terrorism

    http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04408t.pdf
    Identifies and defines the desirable characteristics of an effective national terrorism and homeland security strategy and evaluates whether the current national strategies address those characteristics.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Countering the New Terrorism
    http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR989/
    Countering the New Terrorism, a new 153-page book published by RAND, has recently been made available online. The book contains four chapters that address the changes, trends, and implications of the new terrorism. The introductory chapter, written by Ian O. Lesser, overviews the changes in terrorism in a changing world. The second chapter, "Terrorism Trends and Prospects," by Bruce Hoffman, looks at trends in international terrorism. Chapter three, "Networks, Netwar, and Information-Age Terrorism," by John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt, and Michele Zanini, examines the special problem of terrorism in the information age. The final chapter, "Countering the New Terrorism: Implications for Strategy," also by Lesser, suggests how to meet terrorist challenges to US interests. The book also includes three figures, one table, an index, and a foreword by Brian Michael Jenkins. Each part of the online book is provided as an individual .pdf file.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism
    http://www.fas.org/irp/threat/commission.html
    The final report is a result of the National Commission on Terrorism's Congressionally mandated evaluation of America's laws, policies, and practices for preventing and punishing terrorism directed at American citizens. It is available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Released first by the Federation of American Scientists and later by GPO Access. 2000.
    Note: The National Commission on Terrorism is also known as the Bremer Commission.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Country Reports on Terrorism
    2009 report : http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/crt/2009/index.htm
    Previous reports : http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/crt/index.htm
    U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Dag Hammarskold Library Web Page on International Terrorism
    http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/resources/terrorism/index.html
    The United Nations has long been active in the fight against international terrorism. Reflecting the determination of the international community to eliminate this threat, the Organization and its agencies have developed a wide range of international legal agreements that enable the international community to take action to suppress terrorism and bring those responsible to justice. Dating back to 1963, these agreements provide the basic legal tools to combat international terrorism in its many forms -- from the seizure of aircraft to hostage-taking to the financing of terrorism. Many have been ratified by the majority of countries around the world, and only the most recent one is not yet in force. Such agreements have been developed by the General Assembly, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). (Note to Correspondents 5679). The web page also provides links to UN publications, non-UN publications, and web sites.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Discouraging Terrorism: Some Implications of 9/11
    http://www.nap.edu/books/0309085306/html/
    Courtesy of the National Academies Press, Center for Social and Economic Studies (CSES), 2002.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    DoD USS Cole Commission Report
    http://www.fas.org/irp/threat/cole.html
    Since the attack on Khobar Towers in June 1996, the Department of Defense (DoD) has made significant improvements in protecting its service members, mainly in deterring, disrupting and mitigating terrorist attacks on installations. The attack on USS COLE (DDG 67), in the port of Aden, Yemen, on 12 October 2000, demonstrated a seam in the fabric of efforts to protect our forces, namely in-transit forces. Our review was focused on finding ways to improve the US policies and practices for deterring, disrupting and mitigating terrorist attack on US forces in transit.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Eco-Terrorism
    http://akdart.com/enviro5.html
    You would think that a multi-billion-dollar War on Terrorism would not be limited to international terrorism, but would include some kind of action against eco-terrorists who attack chinchilla farms, throw dye on fur coats, burn down legitimate businesses and deliberately disrupt military training and testing. I'm no lawyer, but at the very least, many of these cases appear to be organized crimes as defined in (18 U.S.C. § 1961), the RICO laws, and most of them probably constitute "interference with commerce by threats or violence" as defined in (18 U.S.C. § 1951). So why aren't these people already in prison?
    Ironically, radical environmentalists, anti-war and animal rights activists destroy property and provoke violent confrontations in the name of non-violence. Moreover, they are legally incorporated nonprofit organizations under U.S. tax law.* However, many environmental activists don't even maintain the pretense of non-violence. Some organizations, like the Animal Liberation Front, openly condone and endorse violent activities against legal businesses, and even offer detailed advice about what to do and how to get away with it.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Encyclopedia of Terrorism (Council on Foreign Relations)
    http://www.terrorismanswers.com/terrorism/introduction.html
    The Council on Foreign Relations, in cooperation with the Markle Foundation, has launched an online encyclopedia of terrorism and the U.S. response to the September 11 attacks to give the public an easy-to-read, authoritative primer on what the experts know and don't know. The site includes a look at state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist groups, the proposed U.S. military tribunals and other aspects of terrorism.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Extremist Movements and Their Threat to the United States
    http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=106_senate_hearings&docid=f:61869.pdf
    Transcript of a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, held on November 2, 1999. Osama bin Laden is one of the main points of discussion. Senate hearing 106-297, published in 2000.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    FBI's Project Megiddo Report
    http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps3578/www.fbi.gov/library/megiddo/megiddo.pdf
    The attached analysis, entitled Project Megiddo, is an FBI strategic assessment of the potential for domestic terrorism in the U.S. undertaken in anticipation of or response to the arrival of the new millenium.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Feds Prepare State, Local Governments for Terrorist Attacks
    http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0301/031501nj.htm
    Article by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., National Journal. Courtesy of GovExec.Com Daily Briefing, March 15, 2001.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Findlaw Special Coverage: War Against Terrorism
    http://news.findlaw.com/legalnews/us/terrorism/documents/index.html
    A webliography of online articles, legal documents, and research reports on terrorism, from both government and private sources.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Foreign Terrorist Groups
    http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/45323.pdf
    Title 22 of the US Code, Section 2656f, which requires the Department of State to provide an annual report to Congress on terrorism, requires the report to include, inter alia, information on terrorist groups and umbrella groups under which any terrorist group falls, known to be responsible for the kidnapping or death of any US citizen during the preceding five years; groups known to be financed by state sponsors of terrorism about which Congress was notified during the past year in accordance with Section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act; and any other known international terrorist group that the Secretary of State determined should be the subject of the report. The list of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) below is followed by a list of other selected terrorist groups also deemed of relevance in the global war on terrorism.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Foreign Terrorist Organizations
    http://www.state.gov/www/global/terrorism/fto_1999.html: October 8, 1999
    http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/rpt/fto/2001/5258.htm: Oct. 5, 2001
    http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL32223.pdf : CRS list Feb. 6, 2004
    http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm : January 27, 2012
    This list compiled by the U.S. Department of State is comprised of foreign organizations that engage in terrorist activity and "threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security (national defense, foreign relations, or the economic interests) of the United States." Updated every two years.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Global Terrorism Database
    http://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/
    From the University of Maryland, this searchable database has information on over 98,000 terrorist attacks.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Homeland Security Week (Subscription Info)
    http://www.govexec.com/email/
    A free weekly e-mail newsletter on the federal government's efforts to ensure the security of the United States. It features news from Government Executive and other National Journal publications, as well as a roundup of stories from national news outlets. It is delivered on Wednesdays.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Identifying the Links Between White-Collar Crime and Terrorism
    https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/209520.pdf
    Terrorist activities require funding not only for weaponry, but also for training, travel, and living expenses. As such, terrorists commit many white-collar crimes (e.g., money laundering; identity theft; tax evasion; credit card, insurance, and immigration fraud) to further their goals. This report describes the relationship between white-collar crime and terrorism in a way that helps state and local law enforcement officials and prosecutors recognize and deter terrorist activities. National White Collar Crime Center, April 2005. 94pp.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Individual's Guide for Understanding and Surviving Terrorism
    http://web.archive.org/web/20011214153636/
    http://www.doctrine.quantico.usmc.mil/mcrp/view/mcrp302e/mcrp302e.pdf

    A Marine Corps reference publication informs individual Marines, civilian employees, and family members on how terrorism affects them. Provides an overview of terrorism, explains individual protective measures that help recognize and avoid terrorist actions, and provides information that will increase chances of surviving terrorism. Nov. 17, 1999. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive. Works best with Mozilla Firefox.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Intelligence and Law Enforcement:
    Countering Transnational Threats to the U.S.
    http://news.findlaw.com/cnn/docs/crs/intell4lawenf11601.pdf
    Richard A. Best, Jr. Congressional Research Service report. Updated Jan. 16, 2001.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP)
    http://www.iacsp.com/
    Provides membership information plus sample articles from the association's International Counterterrorism and Security: the Magazine.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings
    http://www.un.org/law/terrorism.htm
    United Nations. Nov. 25, 1997.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)
    http://www.ict.org.il/
    Based in Israel, the ICT has opened a new site that will prove very valuable to anyone researching regional violence or radical groups. The site provides background information and articles dealing with terrorist groups and terrorism, a list of International Terrorist Organizations, a searchable database on Terrorist Attacks, and daily updates on related worldwide events. Additional resources include an internal search engine, annotated links, and information sections on counter-terrorism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, international terrorism and the Institute. Future plans for the site include a Discussion Forum and Hebrew and Arabic translations of several of the main sections. Source: Scout Report for the Social Sciences, April 7, 1998.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    InternationalTerrorism.info
    http://www.internationalterrorism.info/
    Complete List of Terrorist & Insurgency Groups Worldwide. List of Persons, Groups & Entities Involved in Terrorist Acts. Web site provided by Francesc Borrull [fborrull@elpunt.com].
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Journalist's Toolbox Special Report: 9/11 Terrorist Attack
    http://www.journaliststoolbox.com/newswriting/wtccrisis.html
    Extensive collection of web links.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Jurist Terrorism and Terrorists Page
    http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/terrorism/terrorism1.htm
    Provides newswire reports and numerous links to terrorism advisories, terrorism reports, information on terrorists and terrorist groups, threat assessments, and terrorist research centers.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    A Look at Terrorist Behavior: How They Prepare, Where They Strike
    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/222900.htm
    Some of the most infamous terrorists traveled hundreds of miles to their targets. But is this typical? Researchers examined 60 case studies involving terrorist attacks in the U.S. during the past 25 years to determine where and when terrorists plan incidents, engage in preparatory activities and carry out attacks. Article by Brent Smith, Ph.D., July 2008.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT)
    http://www.mipt.org/
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Michigan State University
    School of Criminal Justice
    Online Certificate Program in Homeland Security Studies
    http://www.homelandsecurity.msu.edu/
    Michigan State University 's School of Criminal Justice , in collaboration with colleges across campus, has created a three-course online certificate program that allows working professionals and graduate and undergraduate students to add a specialization in homeland security to their career or academic plans. This up-to-date program from one of the nation's top schools of criminal justice is meant for practitioners and others interested in updating their skills.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century
    http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/guidterr/
    This report discusses the nature and history of terror; terrorist behaviors, motivations and characteristics; terrorist group organization; assessing terrorist capabilities and intentions; terrorist targeting of U.S. military forces; and the future of terrorism. Source: U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Report Number: DCSINT Handbook No. 1. August 2005.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States, First Interim Report
    http://www.9-11commission.gov/press/report_2003-07-08.pdf
    The First Interim Report from the 9/11 Commission which was commissioned to report on the facts and circumstances surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. July 2003.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    The National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States, 2007
    http://www.ncix.gov/publications/policy/CIStrategy.pdf
    The National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America elaborates the fundamental responsibility for US intelligence to warn of and help prevent terrorist attacks against the homeland, engage other asymmetric threats, and provide reliable intelligence on traditional and enduring strategic challenges.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    The National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States, 2005
    http://www.ncix.gov/publications/policy/FinalCIStrategyforWebMarch21.pdf
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    National Security Institute's Security Resource Net
    http://nsi.org/
    An organization established in 1985, that provides a variety of information relating to terrorism including, statistics, legislation, computer security, and travel advisories.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    National Security Strategy of the United States
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss.pdf
    "Defending our Nation against its enemies is the first and fundamental commitment of the Federal Government. Today, that task has changed dramatically. Enenimes in the past needed great armies and great industrial capabilities to endanger America. Now, shadowy networks of individuals can bring great chaos and suffering to our shores for less than it costs to purchase a single tank. Terrorists are organized to penetrate open societies and to turn the power of modern technologies against us. To defeat this threat we must make us of every tool in our arsenal -- military power, better homeland defenses, law enforcement, intelligence, and vigorous efforts to cut off terrorist financing." September 2002.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    National Strategy for Homeland Security
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/book/nat_strat_hls.pdf
    This report presents the Administration's national strategy for homeland security—a comprehensive plan for using America's talents and resources to enhance our protection from and reduce our vulnerability to terrorist attacks. Office of Homeland Security, July 2002.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets
    http://www.dhs.gov/xprevprot/publications/publication_0017.shtm
    The national strategy for physical protection of critical infrastructures and key assets serves as a critical bridge between the national strategy for homeland security and a national protection plan to be developed by the Department of Homeland Security. 83pp.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Osama Bin Laden
    http://www.lawresearch.com/newsletter/ART-BIN-LADEN.htm
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism
    A Guide to Healing and Recovery
    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/infores/cat_hndbk/welcome.html
    U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crimes. Sept. 2001.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Overseas Security Advisory Council
    http://www.osac.gov/
    Created in 1985 to foster the exchange of information between the U.S. Government and the American private sector, including American colleges and universities, OSAC has become an active partnership to assist American businesses remain competitive and secure in a global economy. Web site provides information about the history of the agency, publications, the OSAC Electronic database (listed separately), and related web links.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Patterns of Global Terrorism
    http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/crt/
    Submitted annually by the State Department to Congress. This web page contains regional and country overviews, information on state-sponsored terrorism, a review of the year's incidents, and an introduction to US anti-terrorism policy. Reports from 1995-2003 are available.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Political Violence Against Americans
    http://www.state.gov/m/ds/rls/rpt/19691.htm
    Formerly called Significant Incidents of Political Violence Against Americans, this web page/report is produced by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Office of Intelligence and Threat Analysis (DS/DSS/ITA) to provide readers with a comprehensive picture of the broad spectrum of political violence that American citizens and interests have encountered abroad on an annual basis. The web page contains a copy of the 2002 report as well as earlier reports going back to 1987.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
    http://www.fas.org/irp/world/para/pflp-gc.htm
    The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Intelligence Resource Program) hosts this entry describing the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Project Megiddo
    http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps3578/www.fbi.gov/library/megiddo/megiddo.pdf
    Widely reported in the press this week and then released online on November 3, the FBI's report "Project Megiddo" analyzes "the potential for extremist criminal activity in the US by individuals or domestic extremist groups who profess an apocalyptic view of the millennium or attach special significance to the year 2000." Those most likely to commit violent acts, according to the FBI, are either groups motivated by religious beliefs relating to the Apocalypse or New World Order conspiracy theory holders convinced the United Nations has a secret plan to conquer the world. Available in .pdf format only, the report contains a useful introduction and short analyses of groups such as the Christian identity Movement, white supremacists, militias, the Black Hebrew Israelites, and apocalyptic cults. A brief discussion of the potential for violence in Jerusalem, especially at the Temple Mount, is also included.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Protecting the American Heartland: A Preliminary Analysis
    http://web.archive.org/web/20040630003510/
    http://www.brookings.org/dybdocroot/fp/projects/homeland/fullhomeland.pdf

    A million people could die if terrorists launch a biological attack that widely disperses smallpox, anthrax, ebola or other agents, according to a new study that analyzes the damage that could be caused by the use of weapons of mass destruction. Even though such a biological attack was deemed extremely unlikely, a team of scholars from the Brookings Institution said the Bush administration should concentrate homeland security efforts on similar doomsday terrorist scenarios that have the potential for causing the largest numbers of deaths and economic losses, and the greatest psychological damage.
    The study estimated that 100,000 people would die if a nuclear bomb hit a major U.S. city and that 10,000 would perish in a successful attack on a nuclear or toxic chemical plant. If weapons of mass destruction were directed against the shipping industry, the report said, the economy could suffer up to $ 1 trillion in losses.
    The report is one of the most comprehensive studies since the Sept. 11 attacks, which killed more than 3,000 people at the Pentagon and World Trade Center and in Pennsylvania. The authors, who specialize in economic and foreign policy studies, said they hoped to aid policymakers such as Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge, who is developing a national strategy, figure out where to put resources. Brookings Institution, 2002. 182pp. Still available thanks to the Internet Archives. Works best with Mozilla Firefox.
    Also available in paper copy via the MSU Libraries.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Protecting the American Heartland: One Year On
    http://web.archive.org/web/20050306160108/
    http://www.puaf.umd.edu/faculty/papers/destler/HS-Brook1.03.pdf

    Report by Ivo Daalder, Brookings Institution, January 2003. 29pp. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive. Works best with Mozilla Firefox.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Protection of Public Facilities against Terrorist Attacks
    http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/homeland/overview.php?SID=eiak97qsia7cmo1iurp77oa4d1
    Covers public transportation, water utilities, and electric utilities. Carol Y. Wang, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, March 2005.
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    Psychological Profiles of Terrorists
    Still available via the MSU Online Catalog
    This article proposes a psychological framework for understanding the minds of terrorists based on scientific analysis of actuarial data, psychological analysis of multiple sources, and synthesis of existing reports from around the world. This study explores the likely psychological makeup of terrorists and their motivations based on the evidence of their actions, selection of means, selection of targets, public statements, and characteristic histories. The discussion of a psychological profile in this study is offered in the context-of its use in efforts aimed as greater security and terrorism prevention strategies. Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor. Forensic Examiner, Vol. 15, no. 2, Summer 2006.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Red Army Faction
    http://www.fas.org/irp/world/para/raf.htm
    The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Intelligence Resource Program hosts this entry describing the history and activities of the Red Army Faction.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Red Brigade
    http://www.fas.org/irp/world/para/br.htm
    The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Intelligence Resource Program hosts this entry describing the history, activities, strength, and primary area of operation of the Italian Red Brigade.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Report of the Accountability Review Boards on the Embassy Bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam on August 7, 1998
    http://www.state.gov/www/regions/africa/accountability_report.html
    "Having completed an extensive review in Washington, Nairobi, and Dar es Salaam, the Boards were most disturbed at two interconnected issues: 1) the inadequacy of resources to provide security against terrorist attacks, and 2) the relative low priority accorded security concerns throughout the US government. . . ." U.S. Department of State. January 1999.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Responding to Terrorism Victims:
    Oklahoma City and Beyond
    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/pdftxt/NCJ183949.pdf
    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/infores/respterrorism/welcome.html
    Identifies the special measures needed to protect the rights and meet the needs of victims of a large-scale terrorist attack involving mass casualties. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of the Victims of Crime. October 2000. NCJ183949. Contents: Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building -- The immediate crisis response -- Postcrisis victim assistance -- The criminal pretrial and trial phases -- Long-term victim needs -- Legal issues pertaining to victims of terrorism -- Recent international terrorism cases -- Lessons learned -- Policy recommendations.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    A Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Selection of Muslim Religious Services Providers
    http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/0404/final.pdf
    A new report issued by the Justice Department's Inspector General calls for system wide changes to help prevent terrorist recruitment in the federal prisons. While the problem is not widespread, the IG found "deficiencies in how the BOP selects and supervises Muslim religious services providers." The report was issued at the request of Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), who was concerned that the Bureau of Prisons relied on two organizations to recruit Muslim chaplains. He was concerned that those groups were connected to terrorist elements. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General. April 2004. 61pp.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Road Map for National Security: Imperative for Change
    http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/nssg/PhaseIIIFR.pdf
    In an independent and bipartisan study, the U.S. Commission on National Security (also known as the Hart-Rudman Commission) conducted extensive research on the U.S. national security structure. The final report, released January 31, 2001, emphasizes the dangers that exist even after the Cold War. The U.S. government must adapt to changes wrought by techological advances and globalization in order to secure its prominence in the world, according to the report. Feb. 15,2001. 156pp.
    Also see U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century link below.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Security & Terrorism
    http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/article_list/9
    The links between security, terrorism, and globalization were highlighted vividly by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. The hijackers were non-US nationals who worked in the US and even studied to be pilots there - enjoying the mobility and opportunities afforded by globalization. The spread of destabilizing weapons and delivery systems through commercial transactions also demonstrates the dark side of economic integration. But the global reach of terrorist groups has led to the emergence of global cooperation in counter-terrorism. The following articles have been assembled to shed light on these and other related issues.
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    Significant Incidents of Political Violence Against Americans
    see Political Violence Against Americans.

    Significant Terrorism Incidents: 1961-2001
    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/pubs/fs/5902.htm
    A brief chronology courtesy of the U.S. Department of State.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/pdf-files/Soc_Psych_of_Terrorism.pdf
    In focusing on the types of individuals and groups that are prone to terrorist acts, this study aims to assist in improving U.S. counterterrorist methods and policies. Rex A. Hudson; NCJ 202194. (186 pages). Listed in Magic.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism 2002-2005
    PDF : http://www.fbi.gov/publications/terror/terrorism2002_2005.pdf
    HTML http://www.fbi.gov/publications/terror/terrorism2002_2005.htm (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism and Drug Trafficking: Responsibilities for Developing Explosives and Narcotic Detection Technologies
    http://www.gao.gov/archive/1997/ns97095.pdf
    Explores how the U.S. government is organized to develop technologies for detecting explosives and narcotics.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime : Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigation
    Michael R. Ronczkowski. Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2007. 2nd edition, 363pp. On order 04/12/07
    In response to the current terrorist threat, law enforcement agencies at every level have expanded technological and intelligence-gathering initiatives in order to support new tactical, investigative and deployment strategies. The demand for homeland security requires that agencies hire professional and specially-trained criminal and intelligence analysts to find and pre-empt any potential threat.
    Agencies must now determine how to train these analysts and properly identify and respond to critical intelligence. Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations provides a framework for exploring the issues that all new or existing analysts and investigators must face, including what information to gather, how to analyze it, and the effectiveness of crime analysts investigating terrorism.
    Training in proactive analytical-based investigation has been around for less than thirty years. Events now mandate that unavoidable importance of understanding "terrorism analysis." This expert overview provides the crucial foundation of criminal intelligence gathering and analysis and defines the nature of terrorism and its practitioners, subjects of vital importance if local agencies are to play an effective role in the battle against terror.

    Terrorism and U.S. Policy
    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB55/index1.html
    The first volume contains the documents that our staff experts, led by Dr. Jeffrey Richelson and coordinated by Michael Evans, have selected as the most important available primary sources on U.S. terrorism policy. These materials include CIA biographic sketches of Usama Bin Laden and Taliban leader Mohammad Omar, reports from the Pentagon and the Senate Intelligence Committee on previous terrorist attacks on the USS Cole and the Khobar Towers, the State Department’s overview of global terrorism and the FBI’s review of terrorism in the U.S. We have included several of the most relevant Congressional Research Service briefs, six of the General Accounting Office’s most recent reports on combating terrorism, plus the key policy directives on terrorism from the Pentagon and from Presidents Reagan and Clinton. Volume 1: The September 11th Sourcebooks; National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 55; edited by Jeffrey Richelson and Michael L. Evans, September 21, 2001
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism / Counter-Terrorism Web Sites
    http://www.usip.org/library/topics/terrorism.html
    A compilation of links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information on terrorism/counter-terrorism by the United States Institute of Peace.
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    Terrorism: How Vulnerable is the United States
    http://web.archive.org/web/20021102153542/www.terrorism.com/terrorism/sloan.shtml
    A chapter by Stephen Sloan from From Terrorism: National Security Policy and the Home Front, edited by Stephen Pelletiere, published by The Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, May 1995. Still available thanks to the Internet Archives. Works best with Mozilla Firefox.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism in the United States, 1999
    Also called Thirty Years of Terrorism : A Special Restrospective Issue.
    http://www.fbi.gov/publications/terror/terror99.pdf
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism: Near Eastern Groups and State Sponsors, 2002
    http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL31119.pdf
    Kenneth Katzman. Congressional Research Service. Feb. 13, 2002.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism: Questions & Answers
    http://www.terrorismanswers.com/
    This website is provided by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Markle Foundation. There is a Question of the Day with an answer and other questions. There is an index of the scope of subjects to be addressed and those that have been completed. Some of the subjects included are Afghanistan, What is Terrorism?, and Terrorist Groups. There are subtopics on each subject. The homepage has links to the Top 10 topics their viewers are reading. The link to This Week in the War on Terrorism gives you an overview of the week’s terrorism issues. There is a 2002 archive of this information.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism Research Center
    http://www.terrorism.com/
    This web site is dedicated to informing the public of the phenomena of terrorism and information warfare. This site contains two sections, featuring monthly essays on current issues, as well as links to other terrorism and information warfare related web sites and essays.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism Research Guide
    http://www.nps.edu/Library/Research/SubjectGuides/SpecialTopics/Terrorism/TerrorismSubjectGuideEssay.html
    Detailed subject guide courtesy of the Dudley Knox Library at the Naval Postgraduate School.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism, The Future, and U.S. Foreign Policy
    http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/IB95112.pdf
    Raphael F. Perl. Congressional Research Service Issue Brief 95112. Updated March 26, 2002.
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    The Terrorism Threat and U.S. Government Response:
    Operational and Organizational Factors
    http://magic.msu.edu/record=b3821963~S39a
    James M. Smith and William C. Thomas, eds. INSS Book Series. March 2001. US Air Force Academy, Colorado, USAF Institute for National Security Studies. Contents: 1. Terrorism threat and response: a policy perspective / James M. Smith and William C. Thomas -- 2. The terrorist threat in a strategic context / James M. Smith and William C. Thomas -- 3. The changing nature of terrorism / Stephen Sloan -- 4. WMD terrorism: hype or reality / David A. Kay -- 5. The cyber threat / Gregory J. Rattray -- 6. Domestic preemption / Robert Blitzer -- 7. Combating international terrorism / David Tucker -- 8. Antiterrorism via counterproliferation / James J. Wirtz -- 9. Intelligence / Peter Probst -- 10. The military's response to domestic WMD terrorism / William C. Thomas -- 11. International incident response / Dept. of State -- 12. Organizing to combat 21st century terrorism / Douglas Menarchik -- Epilogue: a terrorism agenda for the United States / Jay Davis.
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    Terrorism Update
    http://www.adl.org/main_terrorism.asp
    A periodic report on international and domestic terrorism from the International Affairs and Civil Rights Division of the Anti-Defamation League. Made possible by a grant from the William and Naomi Gorowitz Institute on Terrorism and Extremism.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorism: U.S. Response to Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania:
    A New Policy Direction?
    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB55/crs19980901.pdf
    Raphael F. Perl. Congressional Research Service Report 98-733F. Updated Sept. 1, 1998.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorist and Insurgent Organizations - al Qaida
    http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/tergps/tgaqai.htm
    Online bibliography from the Air Force's Air University Library, published in July 2000.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorist Attack on USS Cole:
    Background and Issues for Congress
    http://news.findlaw.com/cnn/docs/crs/coleterrattck13001.pdf
    Raphael F. Perl. Congressional Research Service short report. January 30, 2001.
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    Terrorist Threat Screening Center (TTSC) Established
    http://www.dhs.gov/xnews/releases/press_release_0245.shtm
    Attorney General John Ashcroft, Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Secretary of State Colin Powell, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet today announced the establishment of the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) to consolidate terrorist watchlists and provide 24/7 operational support for thousands of federal screeners across the country and around the world. The Center will ensure that government investigators, screeners and agents are working off the same unified, comprehensive set of anti-terrorist information - and that they have access to information and expertise that will allow them to act quickly when a suspected terrorist is screened or stopped.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Terrorists, Spies, and Assasins
    http://www.crimelibrary.com/terrorists-spies-assassins.htm
    Includes short biographies of various infamous people such as John McVie, Osama Bin Laden, John Walker, James Earl Ray, and John Wilkes Booth courtesy of the Crime Library.
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    This is Baader-Meinhof: Germany in the Post-War Decade of Terror 1968-1977
    http://www.baader-meinhof.com/
    Focused on the radical leftist Baader-Meinhof Gang, which was responsible for bombings, arson, and kidnappings in Berlin in the 1970s, this Web site illuminates a significant chapter in the history of terrorism. A who's who, guide to terminology, detailed timeline, and lists of print, Web, and media resources are included. Some text is in German only, including the communiqués issued by the group, but these sections have background information in English.
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    Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets
    http://travel.state.gov/
    Travel warnings and country specific information collected by the U.S. Department of State.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement
    http://www.fas.org/irp/world/para/tupac_amaru.htm
    The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Intelligence Resource Program hosts this entry on the terrorist group Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, active in Peru from 1984 to 1997.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    University of Maryland
    College of Law
    Thurgood Marshall Law Library
    Congressional Research Service Reports on Homeland Security/Terrorism
    http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/crsreports/index.asp
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century
    http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/nssg/
    The purpose of the Commission is to provide the most comprehensive government-sponsored review of U.S. national security in more than 50 years.  The Commission looks beyond U.S. military capabilities and diplomatic efforts in regards to national security and views technological advances, the education of America's youth, and commercial relationships as crucial to America's security.   The Commission has proposed serious solutions to serious problems and invites you to weigh in your opinions on the issues that will affect you, your community and the country in the coming century. The site currently contains reports, news, and the Commission's charter.  Reports include the Phase II report, Seeking a National Strategy: A Concert for Preserving Security and Promoting Freedom, and the Phase III report, Roadmap for National Security: Imperative for Change. Source: Jason A. Humm, GOVDOC-L, Sept. 24, 2001.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    U.S. Department of State
    Counterterrorism Office
    http://www.state.gov/www/global/terrorism/index.html
    http://www.state.gov/s/ct/
    Provides a list of foreign terrorist organizations, patterns of global terrorism, economic summit statements, significant incidents of political violence against Americans, and other items.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    U.S. Department of State
    List of Foreign Terrorist Groups http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._State_Department_list_of_Foreign_Terrorist_Organizations (Last checked 02/17/12)

    U.S. Government Accountability Office
    Special Collection on Homeland Security
    http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/featured/homelandsecurity.html
    Compilation of GAO reports on homeland security issues.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    Special Collection on Terrorism
    http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/featured/terrorism.html
    The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) presents its reports on terrorism. The reports cover such topics as combating terrorism, bioterrorism, public health preparedness programs, infrastructure protection, and nuclear nonproliferation, among others.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    U.S. House Committee Votes for Counterterrorism Czar
    http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0600/062200t3.htm
    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday approved creating a White House Office of Terrorism Preparedness to help coordinate federal, state and local efforts against biological, chemical or nuclear attacks.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Virtual World of Intelligence: Terrorism
    http://www.virtualfreesites.com/covert.terrorism.html
    If you don't mind popups, this web site has some interesting links.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    War on Terrorism Research Guides
    http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/govdoc/waronterror.cfm
    The resources listed below were created, and are currently maintained, by David Durant, Political Science and Government Documents Librarian, Joyner Library, East Carolina University. They provide selected links on various aspects of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks and subsequent war on terrorism.
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

    Wikipedia Articles on Terrorism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism
    (Last checked 02/17/12)

     

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