Tagged: Terrorism

Agroterrorism: Targeting America’s “Soft Underbelly”

This month’s FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin features an article by Cpt. Dean Olson of the Douglas County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Office entitled, “Agroterrorism: Threats to America’s Economy and Food Supply” . Drawing on the works of noted terrorism experts such as Peter Chalk, Jim Monke and Bruce Hoffman, Cpt. Olson reminds...

UK House of Commons Explores the “Roots of Violent Radicalization”

Roots of Violent Radicalisation, Home Affairs Committee, Nineteenth Report of Session 2010-12, Volume I The UK House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has released a new report titled, “Roots of Violent Radicalisation.” Following the Coalition Government taking office in 2010, it was announced that there would be a review of...

Jihadists and Crime on the Internet

Jihad, Crime, and the Internet: Content Analysis of Jihadist Forum Discussions This is a recent report that was submitted to the National Institute of Justice in fulfillment of a grant from the Department of Justice. The report focuses on how Jihadists and terrorists use forums on the internet. Over the...

Mia Bloom: “Seeing the New Face of Terrorism” TEDx Presentation

In a TEDx sponsored presentation enitiled “Seeing the New Face of Terrorism” Mia Bloom, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and International Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, delivers a talk on the role of women in terrorism. She begins her 16 minute presentation by discussing historical examples of women terrorists...

Is Homegrown Terrorism a Threat to Military Communities?

The United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security released the Majority Investigative Report: Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat to Military Communities inside the United States. A joint hearing of the United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and...

70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack

Today is the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, the surprise attack against the U.S. Fleet’s Pearl Harbor base claimed the lives of 2,400 Americans. The attack destroyed five of the eight battleships anchored in Pearl Harbor, and also severely damaged Hawaii-based combat planes....

CRS Report: Homegrown Jihadists and U.S. Efforts to Combat the Threat

American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat Over the last few years it has become increasingly evident that there remains a substantial threat to the U.S. homeland from violent homegrown jihadists. In fact, from May 2009 through October 2011, there were 32 arrests of homegrown, radicalized jihadists, who all had...

New Report on Emerging Nigerian Terrorist Organization, Boko Haram

A new report has been released titled “Boko Haram: Emerging Threat to the U.S. Homeland” by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. Boko Haram is an Islamist terrorist group in Nigeria with possible ties with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Recently,...

Aviation Security: TSA’s Foreign Airport Assessments

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the steps it has taken to enhance its foreign airport assessments. The report highlights the steps the TSA has taken, as well as certain opportunities to strengthen the program. This GAO study was conducted...

What Would Happen Should Terrorists Attack the Supreme Court?

The third in its series of reports on “Preserving Our Institutions” the Continuity of Government Commission examines the scenario should terrorist attack the Supreme Court. “The purpose of this paper is to lay out some of the difficulties that would follow an attack on the Court and make recommendations for...