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The Avalon Project: September 11, 2001: Attack on America

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School (see the April 4, 1997 Scout Report) has put together this page to help those looking for primary texts related to the September 11 events. The Avalon Project Website features documents in the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government, and the offerings here reflect that span. The September 11 site is extensive and includes...
DOD USS Cole Commission Report

Released on January 9, 2001, the final report on the October 12 bombing of the USS Cole focuses on the additional steps needed to combat terrorism, including more timely transfers of intelligence reports and better coordination among government agencies. The report does not assign blame for the attack, and a separate, internal Navy report has recommended against sanctioning the Cole's captain or...
Biological Warfare

The following Web sites offer reliable information resources addressing biological warfare and related issues. The first Web site, from the Mayo Clinic, provides a brief overview of the agents commonly used in biological and chemical warfare -- such as anthrax, tularemia, and ricin (1). Links to related Mayo or CDC Web pages are also provided for further information. The next site contains a... is a special report of the United States Institute of Peace about "How Modern Terrorism Uses the Internet." Professor Gabriel Weimann of Haifa University, Israel, reports on websites maintained by terrorist organizations and "identifies no fewer than eight different ways in which terrorists are using the Internet to advance their cause, ranging from psychological warfare to recruitment,...
America at a Crossroads

Since the events of September 11, 2001, Americans have done a great deal of soul-searching about what the future role the United States will play in international affairs. In many ways, any response to such an inquiry will contain many different layers and ideas. In April 2007, PBS began their investigations into this complex area by showing the first episode of "America at a Crossroads". Through...
Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program

Based at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program (MonTREP) "conducts in-depth research, assesses policy options, and engages in public education on issues relating to terrorism and international security." Their team of scholars looks at violence-prone extremist groups and their historical evolution, organization structure, and...
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