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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Political Violence Against Americans 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Statistics,Terrorism

https://www.state.gov/m/ds/rls/rpt/270940.htm

Lists incidents of terrorism and political violence directed against Americans over the past year.  This edition reports on a total of 67 incidents.  From the State Department

 

Industrial-Scale Looting of Afghanistan’s Mineral Resources

Categories: Afghanistan,Geology/Mining,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-05/sr404-industrial-scale-looting-of-afghanistan-s-mineral-resources.pdf

Describes the extent of mineral looting with related government corruption and the distribution of illegal wealth to fuel warlords  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Returning Foreign Fighters and the Reintegration Imperative

Categories: Arab,Asia,Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-03/sr402-returning-foreign-fighters-and-the-reintegration-imperative.pdf

Examines European exit programs for members of violent groups and criminal gangs, and first-generation deradicalization programs in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

 

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Categories: Arab,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

Revised version of the executive order that seeks to restrict entry into the U.S. of individuals from six Middle Eastern countries.  The latest version excludes Iraq from the ban as well as green card holders, dual nationals, and people granted asylum or refugee status.  Also reduces total number of refugees allowed to enter country annually.  From the White House

 

America’s Airports: The Threat From Within

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

https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Americas-Airports-The-Threat-From-Within.pdf

Finds that inconsistencies exist in the degree of airport security across the country and that a majority of U.S. airports do not have full employee screening at secure access points.  From the Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives

 

The Al-Qaeda Organization and the Islamic State Organization

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Terrorism

http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=1339

Subtitled: History, Doctrine, Modus Operandi, and U.S. Policy to Degrade and Defeat Terrorism Conducted in the Name of Sunni Islam.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

Domestic Approach to National Intelligence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Homeland Security,Terrorism

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Reports%20and%20Pubs/DomesticApproachtoNationalIntelligence.PDF

Describes the roles played by federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial authorities in engaging with the intelligence community to carry out the shared mission of protecting the country.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Categories: Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/27/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

The controversial executive order that set off protests at major airports across the country.  In the name of protecting American citizens from terrorist attacks, bans the issuance of visas to people trying to enter the U.S. from seven countries of concern for 90 days and calls for realignment of the refugee admission program.  From the White House

 

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