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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Comparison of Current Proposals in Brief

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43760.pdf

Examines current proposals for the use of military force against the Islamic State and compares them with such past proposals as those of post 9/11 in 2001, use of force against Iraq in 2002, and presidential authority under Article II of the Constitution. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Al Qaeda-Affiliated Groups: Middle East and Africa

Categories: Africa,Asia,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43756.pdf

Discusses the U.S. counterterrorism policy toward groups affiliated with Al Qaeda and whether changes are needed in the federal statutes that undergird these policies.  Also discusses the Islamic State and Boko Haram.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

Categories: Climate Change,Defense/Military,Environment,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf

Examines climate change as a “threat multiplier” from such possibilities as pandemic disease, food and water shortages, refugees, poverty, and global instability.  From the Department of Defense

 

Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Terrorism,United Nations

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/24/remarks-president-obama-address-united-nations-general-assembly

Delivered on September 24, 2014 with a focus on the need for international order and an end to violent extremism.  From the White House

 

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

 

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