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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Procedures for Approving Direct Action Against Terrorist Targets Located Outside the United States and Areas of Active Hostilities

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Presidency,Science/Technology,Terrorism

https://www.justice.gov/oip/foia-library/procedures_for_approving_direct_action_against_terrorist_targets/download

18 page document dating from 2013, declassified under court order in August 2016, that sets out the role of the president in approving the use of drones or other weapons to target terrorist suspects overseas.  The guidelines also provide rules for targeting U.S. citizens abroad, guidance on what to do with captured terrorist suspects, and a preference for capture options over lethal action against terrorists.  From the Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy FOIA Library

 

European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,European Union,Statistics,Terrorism

https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/publications/europol_tesat_2016.pdf

Latest annual report which provides a review of the failed, foiled, and successful terrorist attacks that took place within the European Union during 2015.  Includes chapters on Jihadist, ethno-nationalist and separatist, left-wing and anarchist, and right-wing terrorism, statistical annexes, and a section on new legislation aimed at terrorism prevention in EU countries.  From Europol

 

Intel Committee Publishes Declassified 28 Pages

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Saudi Arabia,Terrorism

http://intelligence.house.gov/sites/intelligence.house.gov/files/documents/declasspart4.pdf

Previously classified section of a report by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on the 9/11 attack.  The newly released section, entitled “Part Four: Finding, Discussion, and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security Matters,” discussed potential connections between Saudi Arabia and the hijackers.  From the House Intelligence Committee

 

Report of the Select Committee on the Events Surrouding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Libya,Terrorism

http://benghazi.house.gov/NewInfo

The report of the Republican majority on the events relating to the attack on the Benghazi Mission compound.  The report follows comments of Republican members of the Select Committee.  From the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

 

Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting: Gun Checks and Terrorist Watchlists

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/IN10509.pdf

Offers factual information about versions of the federal watchlist, including the Known and Appropriately Suspected Terrorist File (KST) and the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).  Also covers post-shooting legislative proposals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Islamic State’s Acolytes and the Challenges They Pose to U.S. Law Enforcement

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44521.pdf

Describes the various types of jihadists who pose threats to the U.S. and the approaches taken by U.S. law enforcement authorities to deal with these threats, including watch-listing, screening, and investigating. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Documents Related to the Former Detention and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/collection/documents-related-former-detention-and-interrogation-program

A collection of 50 declassified documents relating to the CIA’s program for interrogation of suspected Jihadist terrorists.  From the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act online reading room.

 

Lone Wolf Terrorism: A Brief Bibliography

Categories: Terrorism

http://calhoun.nps.edu/bitstream/handle/10945/24281/LoneWolfBib2016.pdf?sequence=10&isAllowed=y

Covers articles, books, government reports, Congressional hearings, and theses/dissertations.   From the Naval Postgraduate School.

 

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