Tagged: Terrorism

Final Benghazi Report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, were attacked by Islamic militants. As a result of these attacks that took place on September 11-12, 2012, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith,...

Unpacking the Islamic State

“The Islamic State is an alarming phenomenon. It may wither and die as quickly as it has emerged, or it may prove to be the catalyst for major change within the region and beyond.” In the November 2014 publication, “The Islamic State“, the Soufan Group details the complex story of...

War on Terrorism: A Visual History

Operation Enduring Freedom began on October 7th, 2001 when the U.S. and U.K. joined forces to strike terrorist training camps and infrastructure in Afghanistan. In the thirteen years since, the tides of soldiers in the region have seen many phases of warfare. Eradicating Taliban cells in remote villages, training and...

2014: Jihadist Terrorism and Other Unconventional Threats

Although the terrorist organization ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) remains in the forefront of our national headlines, the dominance of the former news headline regular al-Qaeda has significantly waned since 9/11. This month, the non-profit Bipartisan Policy Center organization released the report 2014: Jihadist Terrorism and Other Unconventional...

September 11, 2001: In Remembrance

Do you remember where you were on 9/11? This question has become a permanent fixture within our national dialogue. Nearly every American old enough to recall this infamous day in our nation’s history can recount their own personal memories of September 11, 2001. From the first responders who witnessed the...

National Internal Security and Terrorism: Statistics

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, also known as TRAC, released a report, “Decline in Prosecutions for National Internal Security and Terrorism” showing comparisons by data and statistics within the United States from 1992 to present time. Data taken from the Justice Department shows, “Criminal prosecutions in the area of national...

Ethnic Cleansing on a Historic Scale

Fleeing possible capture, abduction, death, Islamic conversion or separation from family are just some of the conditions that northern Iraq communities are now facing. Amnesty International just released a report, “Ethnic Cleansing on a Historic Scale: Islamic State’s Systematic Targeting of Minorities in Northern Iraq” describing the terror situation of thousands of ethnic...