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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

 

The 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

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

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/2014-qhsr-final-508.pdf

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42143.pdf

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf

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

 

Domestic Federal Law Enforcement Coordination: Through the Lens of the Southwest Border

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43583.pdf

Discusses law enforcement task forces and intelligence information sharing centers that respond to federal counterdrug and counterterrorism priorities in the Southwest border region and how coordination among efforts is achieved.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Why Do Youth Join Boko Haram?

Categories: Africa,Terrorism,Youth

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR348-Why_do_Youth_Join_Boko_Haram.pdf

Examines the reasons why young men join extremist organizations like Boko Haram and what the Nigerian government might do to alleviate this problem. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The UK’s Response to Extremism and Instability in North and West Africa

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,European Union,Great Britain,Terrorism,United Nations

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/313860/40581_Cm_8861_print_ready.pdf

Response of the British government to questions raised about this topic by Parliament.  Affirms support for efforts by the European Union and the United Nations to control drug trafficking and  terrorism in the Western Sahel-Sahara region, Algeria, Nigeria and Mali. Parliamentary Command Paper Cm 8861

 

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