Tagged: counterterrorism

Progress Report on Benghazi Terrorist Attacks Investigation

Interim Progress Report for the Members of the House Republican Conference on the Events Surrounding the September 11, 2012 Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi, Libya On April 23, 2013, the House Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Judiciary, and Oversight & Government Reform released their joint report on the September...

FBI Highlights the Hostage Rescue Team’s 30 Years of Service

The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team is federal law enforcement’s only full-time counterterrorism unit. FBI.gov is highlighting the team with a special 6 part series that celebrates its 30 years of service to the nation. Part 1: Three Decades of Service: “Last month marked the 30th anniversary of the FBI’s Hostage...

Terror in Japan: Lessons of the Sarin Gas Attacks

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Sarin attack on the Tokyo Subway. On March 20th, 1995, members of Aum Shinrikyo, or Aum, launched five coordinated attacks on several lines of the Tokyo Metro. These attacks killed thirteen people and caused injuries in a little over a thousand individuals. This...

Southern Poverty Law Center Warns of Growing Domestic Terrorism Threat, Urges Government to Take Action

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has written a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano warning of the increasing threat of domestic terrorism, specifically from radical right-wing extremist groups. The letter begins, “On October 25, 1994, six months before the Oklahoma City...

Oversight Report: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities

Today, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn released an oversight report titled, “Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities.” According to the report, since 2003, more than $35 billion dollars has been spent on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant programs. “This report examines the...

From Input to Impact: Evaluating Terrorism Prevention Programs

The Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation has released a report titled, “From Input to Impact: Evaluating Terrorism Prevention Programs,” which discusses the shift many states are making toward prevention in counterterrorism programs and strategies, “and offers a preliminary framework for assessing the impact of preventive actions.” As governments increasingly turn...

Report Condemns Ineffectiveness of Fusion Centers

The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released today the culmination of its two-year investigation on fusion centers and the counterterrorism intelligence these provided in a report entitled, Federal Support for and Involvement in State and Local Fusion Centers. During this time, the Subcommittee reviewed over 80,000 pages of...

Counterterrorism Intelligence: Fusion Center Perspectives

The Homeland Security Policy Institute (HPSI) at George Washington University released the brief “Counterterrorism Intelligence: Fusion Center Perspectives” as part of the HPSI’s Counterterrorism Intelligence Survey Research program. The brief “examines how the professionals working in the national network of fusion centers view the terror threat, the efficacy of their...

Osama bin Laden Original Documents Released

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point released today the report “Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?” “This report is a study of 17 de-classified documents captured during the Abbottabad raid and released to the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). They consist of electronic letters or draft letters, totaling 175 pages...