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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Gulet Mohamed v Eric Holder

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Processes/Organization,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism,Transportation

http://fas.org/sgp/jud/statesec/gulet-091514.pdf

Decision of a federal district court judge that the judiciary can compel in camera review of material that the federal government claims is protected by the state secrets privilege.  The case, deriving from an individual’s listing on the government’s No Fly list, involves individual liberties and the respective powers of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches in matters related to the War on Terrorism.  From the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Statement by the President on ISIL

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Headlines,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/10/statement-president-isil-1

Text of speech of President Obama on 9/10/2014 about the U.S. strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.  From the White House

 

The “1033 Program,” Department of Defense Support to Law Enforcement

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43701.pdf

Describes the background of the 1033 Program, by which the Department of Defense transferred surplus equipment to local law enforcement agencies for counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities, and congressional reporting requirements. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Understanding Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_UnderstandingLawEnforcementIntelligenceProcesses_July2014.pdf

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

https://s3-us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com/dam-production/uploads/1407346796234-91bc48efa09591e927c5c2e19fea3550/2014%20NPR_FINAL_508.pdf

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

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR351-A-Counterrerrorism-Role-for-Pakistan%E2%80%99s-Police-Stations.pdf

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

http://bipartisanpolicy.org/sites/default/files/files/%20BPC%209-11%20Commission.pdf

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/IN10103.html

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

 

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