Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Countering Militancy and Terrorism in Pakistan: The Civil-Military Nexus

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Pakistan,Terrorism

Examines the need for civil and military authorities to work together to counter the challenge to Pakistan from militant and terrorist forces. From the United States Institute of Peace


CIA: “Pinochet Personally Ordered” Letelier Bombing

Categories: Chile,Foreign Affairs,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

A set of three declassified U.S. government documents implicating the leader of Chile in the bombing deaths of a Chilean diplomat and his assistant in Washington DC in 1976.  From the National Security Archive


Bringing Calm to Chaos: A Critical Incident Review of the San Bernadino Public Safety Response to the December 2, 2015 Terrorist Shooting Incident at the Inland Regional Center

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Terrorism

Describes the police response to the terrorist shootings in San Bernadino which killed 14 people.  The report focuses on six themes including exercising a unified command approach and improving response time through training.  From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services of the Department of Justice


Terror Gone Viral: Overview of the 100+ ISIS-Linked Plots Against the West

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

A report on the scope of ISIS external operations against Western countries as well as terrorist incidents inspired by the group.  Offers a calendar listing incidents on a monthly basis.  From the House Committee on Homeland Security.


Justice and Security Needs in Iraq after ISIL: Understanding Displaced Populations’ Concerns With Returning Home

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Iraq,Terrorism

Summarizes concerns expressed and recommendations made by displaced persons in Iraq about returning to their homes after their cities were liberated from ISIL  From the United States Institute of Peace


Joint Doctrine Note 2-16: Identity Activities

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Privacy,Terrorism

Attempts to provide guidance for military authorities to plan, execute, and assess identity activities, described as establishing and characterizing the identity of persons of interest, known adversaries, and others who contribute to the rise of anonymous, dispersed, and concealed threats.  From the Defense Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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

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

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


Next Page »