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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Understanding Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

Examines the perception of threats from extremist groups by state, local, and tribal law enforcement authorities, how those perceptions have been changing, and the degree of information sharing that goes on among the groups.  Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security


National Preparedness Report 2014

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters

Identifies seven key findings including a new approach to recovery following major events such as Hurricane Sandy.  From the Federal Emergency Management Agency


A Counterterrorism Role for Pakistan’s Police Stations

Categories: Pakistan,Terrorism

Ideas emerging from a series of meetings about how to make the police in Pakistan more effective in situations involving terrorist violence.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Today’s Rising Terrorist Threat and the Danger to the United States: Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

Reflections on how the world has changed over the past decade, the current terrorist threat to the U.S., and how to improve U.S. security from the former members of the commission that produced the 9/11 report.  Sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center


The Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF) Proposal: Questions for Congress

Categories: Govt Finance,Presidency,Terrorism

President Obama has requested $5 billion to establish a Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund to strengthen the counterterrorism capacity of partners worldwide.  This report raises questions regarding strategy, responsibilities, authorities, and oversight for Congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,Weather/Disasters

The second such review which sets priorities for homeland security over the next four years and reviews the five mission areas: preventing terrorist attacks, securing the borders, enforcing immigration laws, securing cyberspace, and strengthening preparedness.  From the Homeland Security Department


Wartime Detention Provisions in Recent Defense Authorization Legislation

Categories: Cuba,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

Reviews provisions in recent laws that relate to detainees at the Guantanamo Bay facility. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Iraq Crisis and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Asia,Iran,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

Describes the offensive of the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the threat posed to U.S. interests by the offensive, and the policy options available.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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