Tagged: counterterrorism

Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: Examining Challenges and Achievements and Addressing Emerging Threats

Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: Examining Challenges and Achievements and Addressing Emerging Threats, Hearing Before the United States Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, September 11, 2013 On September 11, 2013 the United States Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and...

Jihadist Terrorism: A Threat Assessment

The Bipartisan Policy Center has released a report titled, Jihadist Terrorism: A Threat Assessment. The report examines the jihadist threat at home and abroad, the U.S. Government response to al-Qaeda and its allies, and how certain trends and events in the Middle East will impact the future of terrorist organizations....

Report on the National Network of Fusion Centers

Last week, Michael McCaul, Chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee , and Peter King, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence , released a Majority Staff Report entitled “The National Network of Fusion Centers.” The report analyzes the effectiveness of fusion centers across the nation...

Environmental and Animal Rights Extremists in the United States

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has released a new report entitled, “An Overview of Bombing and Arson Attacks by Environmental and Animal Rights Extremists in the United States, 1995-2010: Final Report to the Resilient Systems Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department...

2012 Country Reports on Terrorism Released by the U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism has released the 2012 Country Reports on Terrorism (CRT). This document comes in the wake of the 2012 Global Counterterrorism Forum, whose 30 founding members represent many UN countries with a universally agreed-upon Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The CRT details terrorism reports on...

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...