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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Legal Tools to Deter Travel by Suspected Terrorists: A Brief Primer

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Terrorism

Provides an overview of some of the tools the federal government currently employs to prevent individuals from traveling to or within the U.S. to commit acts of terrorism. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Report to the Director of National Intelligence on the Fort Hood and Northwest Flight 253 Incidents

Categories: Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Release of a declassified but heavily redacted report on two notable terrorist incidents with observations on problems in intelligence gathering and analysis which contributes to military and civilian vulnerability to terrorism. From the Intelligence Committee Review Panel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Secret CIA Report: Pinochet “Personally Ordered “ Washington Car-Bombing

Categories: Chile,Crime/Justice,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Three declassified documents which implicate former Chile leader Augusto Pinochet in the 1976 murder in Washington DC of Orlando Letelier, an official in the government of the former president, Salvador Allende. From the State Department, posted by the National Security Archive


An Appraisal of Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act

Categories: Pakistan,Terrorism

Describes the problems with Pakistan’s anti-terrorism act including the low conviction rates and what could be done to bring about improvements.  From the United States Institute of Peace


The National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Describes how the U.S. will employ our military forces to protect and advance our national interests in face of significant global disorder with challenges coming from traditional state actors and transregional networks of sub-state groups.  From the Joint Chiefs of Staff


Presidential Policy Directive: Hostage Recovery Activities

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

Redefines U.S. government policy relating to recovery of hostages held abroad.  From the White House.


Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United Kingdom

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Focuses on recent political developments relating to human rights alongside the concerns of crime prevention and national security in Great Britain.  House of Lords Library Note


Combating Terrorism: Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation Process and U.S. Agency Enforcement Actions

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Terrorism

Examines the process for designating FTOs, the extent to which the State Department considers input from other agencies during the designation process, and the consequences that U.S. agencies impose as a result of an FTO designation.  From the Government Accountability Office


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