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Terrorism -- Prevention

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ICT: The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism

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...

https://www.ict.org.il/
Countering the New Terrorism

_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,...

https://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR989.html
The September 11th Source Books Volume I: Terrorism and U.S. Policy

On September 21, the National Security Archive (NSA) posted the first volume in their new series The September 11th Source Books. The series aims to fulfill NSA's mission "to put on the record the primary source documentation that can enrich the policy debate, improve journalism, educate policymakers, and ensure that we don't reinvent the wheel or repeat the mistakes of the past." As such, this...

https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB55/index1.html
Terrorism and Security Collection

The National Academies Press (NAP) offers the full text of several publications related to bioterrorism, laboratory safety, and cryptography, among other topics, for browsing online. Although not all of the titles are new, NAP has collected them on one page for easy access in light of current events. The 26 titles include Airline Passenger Security Screening: New Technologies and Implementation...

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11698/countering-urban-terrorism...
An Edge Question: What Now ?

This feature from the nonprofit Edge Foundation, Inc. (reviewed previously in the July 25, 2000 Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities) is an impressive collection of thoughtful words in response to the recent terrorist attacks and ensuing war. The Edge postulated the question, "What now?" to its members with the idea that, as editor John Brockman explains, "within the community is...

https://www.edge.org/annual-question/what-now
Hearing on FBI Counterterrorism Efforts

Available on the Washington Post Web site, the above listed link is the entire transcript of the Senate's Judiciary Committee hearing on FBI counterterrorism efforts held on June 6, 2002. Users can view remarks from members of the committee, and hear testimonials from others such as the FBI director and Inspector General Glenn Fine. Although the transcript is rather long, it not only gives...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/transcripts/f...
DARPA Fact File: A Compendium of DARPA Programs

In April 2002, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released this overview of its current work. The report summarizes many of the organization's main programs, which are grouped into three broad areas. The first area details the efforts being made to minimize threats and ensure national security. Development of new technologies and advanced systems is highlighted in the second...

http://www.thelivingmoon.com/45jack_files/03documents/Darpa_...
Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism

Prepared by the National Research Council (NRC), this report on the contributions of science and technology to defend against terrorism is in the pre-publication form. Because the entire document is nearly 400 pages long, it is divided by chapter for easier downloading. The report begins with discussions of different kinds of threats that face the US, such as biological pathogens and nuclear and...

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/10415/making-the-nation-safer-th...
Federation of American Scientists: Intelligence Resource Program

Founded in 1945 by members of the Manhattan Project, the main commitment of the Federation of American Scientists is to end "the worldwide arms race." This section of its Web site has extensive information about US and international intelligence resources and the threat of terrorism, many of which are technology related. For example, chemical and biological weapons are discussed in several...

https://fas.org/irp/
Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA) System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency maintains this site for its highly controversial Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA) program. Designed to significantly expand intelligence gathering and information coverage, the TIA program "will enable the intelligence community to evaluate new technologies through experimentation, and rapidly transition it to operational use." This Web site...

http://www.iwar.org.uk/news-archive/tia/iaotia.pdf
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