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Mumbai attacks seen as model for future terrorism
Although governments remain justifiably concerned about the possibility of CBRN attacks, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials warn Congress of the greater likelihood of ‘low tech’ attacks o... Read More...

Georgian War Imperils Critical Counterproliferation Initiatives
Georgian War Imperils Critical Counterproliferation Initiatives
Author analyzes impact of Georgian War on efforts to combat biological, chemical, and nuclear smuggling in the South Causasus. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina. (01/20/2009) Read More...

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Special Report: Challenges for the Next U.S. President
IA-Forum presents a diverse collection of commentaries reflecting on the George W. Bush Administration's handling of key international challenges, and what the authors hope to see from the Barack Obam... Read More...

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A Balanced Strategy
Secretary of Defense asserts that the U.S. cannot modernize its conventional forces to deal with future near peer threats at the cost of disregarding the capabilities necessary to deal with the type o... Read More...

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U.S.: Mumbai Massacre Seen as Major Blow to Regional Strategy
The recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai by militant Islamists, resulting in more than 170 deaths, may lessen the prospects for an Indo-Pakistani détente, which many consider a crucial element in stabil... Read More...

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Zombie Spooks Ravage Pakistan
Pro-Islamist elements of Pakistan’s largest intelligence service, ISI, have been a conspicuous part of the directorate for 30 years, purposely positioned by the government to employ Islamic conservati... Read More...

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Although some note that bureaucratic turf wars are more structural rather than personality-driven, the appointment of the well respected Joseph Demarest as Asst. Director in Charge of the FBI’s NY Div... Read More...

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NYPD opens new counterterrorism nerve center
In order to protect lower Manhattan from terrorist threats, the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau establishes a command center near Wall Street partly modeled on London’s “ring of steel” surveillance measu... Read More...

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New Cyber Security Push Is Urged
A CSIS report lays out recommendations for cyber security to be used by incoming president Barack Obama. Among its recommendations are a comprehensive national security strategy for cyberspace and th... Read More...

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Experts See Security Risks in Downturn
Intelligence officials note that trends such as regional instability may be accelerated by the current global economic crisis. A shift to a more Asia-centric globe could also gain momentum. On the hom... Read More...

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Building the Global Counterterrorism Network
The spread of the terrorist threat across the globe is identified by Michael Vickers (ASD/SOLIC&IC) as the long-term strategic challenge in the GWOT. He asserts it is primarily an intelligence war an... Read More...

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Obama inheriting broad covert ops policies
Some predict that in order to maintain flexibility and not hamper the ability of intelligence and military to combat terrorists, President-elect Obama is unlikely to rescind Bush’s directive allowing ... Read More...

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A seven-year journey in Afghanistan
We began a journey in Afghanistan seven years ago with the war that ousted the Taliban from power, writes Afghan President Hamid Karzai. (The Daily Star, 11/14/2008) Read More...

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The Money Trail: Finding, Following, and Freezing Terrorist Finance
A report by two former Treasury Department intelligence officials includes an analysis of the evolution of terrorist financing since 2001. They contend that a viable counterterrorism strategy must al... Read More...

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Should the United States Establish a Dedicated Domestic Intelligence Agency for Counterterrorism?
A RAND study requested by DHS, Office of Intelligence & Analysis provides a framework for debate on the pros and cons of creating a domestic intelligence agency. Many policy choices must be considere... Read More...

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Government urged to improve information sharing before crises
A Stimson Center report discusses the need for improved intelligence sharing in a threat environment that includes pandemics, natural disaster, and terrorism with much relevant information outside tra... Read More...

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U.S. Study Is Said to Warn of Crisis in Afghanistan
A forthcoming National Intelligence Estimate to be issued after the November elections cautions a decline for Afghanistan’s central authority. Among the factors cited are continued cross-border attac... Read More...

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Kashmir's New Generation
The shift from armed struggle to peaceful protest opens a new vista in Indian-controlled Kashmir – and may create a precedent for Muslim movements elsewhere, says Muzamil Jaleel. (Open Democracy, 10/1... Read More...

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Senate Approves Bill to Broaden Wiretap Powers
After two and a half years of heated debate over the balance between security and civil liberties, the U.S. Senate approves the largest overhaul of surveillance law in three decades. It facilitates e... Read More...

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Pakistan's new spy chief
Pakistan chooses former head of Military Operations as Director General of its intelligence agency, ISI. This and more than a dozen other appointments come amidst US concerns over ISI loyalties and p... Read More...

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The counterterrorism paradox
The author asserts that the military actions-side of the War on Terror has done little to diminish the terrorist threat to the U.S. He advocates a more ‘subtle’ global strategy, one that develops all... Read More...

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Study of Data Mining for Terrorists Is Urged
The National Research Council contends that there are fundamental problems with applying commercial data mining tools to the tracking of terrorists. Among the legal, technological and logistical prob... Read More...

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Tackling terror: India takes lessons from US
India national security advisor is briefed on the operations of the DHS by Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security to learn how better to coordinate the co... Read More...

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Security, Surveillance and Satellites
Congress has authorized funds to begin implementation of the DHS National Applications Office (NAO) program to utilize geospatial intelligence capabilities for domestic purposes. It will enhance port... Read More...

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The Fragility of the Global Nuclear Order
In today's fragile international political climate the structures in place to deal with nuclear non-proliferation have become complacent. An event of the magnitude of the 1968 Non-proliferation Treaty... Read More...

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C.I.A. Outlines Pakistan Links With Militants
Addressing continuing concerns about ISI loyalties, the CIA confronts Pakistan with evidence of ties between its intelligence service and militant groups operating in the country’s tribal areas. By M... Read More...

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Homeland Security lacking 'open source' intelligence
A report by the House Committee on Homeland Security criticizes the DHS for being behind the rest of the intelligence community in its OSINT efforts. The Committee says not enough has been done to p... Read More...

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A Real Network of Terror?
Claims by Al-Qaeda that they have a functioning and effective terrorist network in the Maghreb region of North Africa and examined. Although a number of recent terror attacks seem to support the claim... Read More...

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Zawahiri Tries to Clear Name, Explain Strategy
“The Exoneration” and other written expositions by Al Qaida’s number 2 may be a signal that the organization is trying to salvage its diminishing public support by tying its operations and activities ... Read More...

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Pakistan on the Brink
Mismanaged “war on terror” has stirred extremism, threatening to rip Pakistan apart, writes Ahmed Rashid. (Yale Global, 09/19/2008) Read More...

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