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Social Media: Security: Terrorism

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Karzai Not Two Faced About War On Terrorism
Karzai Not Two Faced About War On Terrorism
M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC., responds to Thomas L. Friedman statement that some countries in the region are "two-faced" in the war against t... Read More...

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Jewish Terrorism in Israel
Avoiding the pitfalls that generally confront the study of terrorism -- either expressing outrage at such inhumane behavior or dismissing one man's terrorist as another man's freedom fighter -- author... Read More...

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Money Can't Buy America Love
Millions of dollars are being pumped into hearts and minds projects from Kabul to Kandahar. Trouble is, it's not working. And it might even be making things worse. By Andrew Wilder and Stuart Gordon. ... Read More...

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Swords and Ploughshares: Sustainable Security in Afghanistan Requires Sweeping U.S. Policy Overhaul
The breadth and complexity of the security challenges facing the United States abroad often defy solution through the application of military force alone. The Sustainable Security Program at the Cente... Read More...

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Vision for Victory in Afghanistan - Part II
The news from Afghanistan all year has been dispiriting, and the last few weeks have been especially tough in terms of the violence. Yet most foreign and Afghan officials and officers who the author e... Read More...

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Vision for Victory in Afghanistan - Part I
Troop number increase is argued as the most correct path to achieve agreeable results in Afghanistan. By Michael O'Hanlon. (The Washington Times/ Brookings Institution, 11/18/2009) Read More...

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Get Nasty or Go Home
Recent arguments for the War in Afghanistan have focused on building civilian security to fight against counter-insurgency. This article shows that some tougher choices may need to be considered. (Fo... Read More...

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India supports reconciliation with Taliban
A piece highlighting the lengths India is currently willing to go to in order to have a positive relationship with Afghanistan. (Ajai Shulka, The Business Standard, 08/09/2009) Read More...

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Afghanistan Is the New Afghanistan
The war in Afghanistan has been compared to America's failure in Vietnam, however, this article suggests that its closer to the Soviet's involvement in Afghanistan when it invaded in 1989. (Foreign Po... Read More...

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Battle Begins When Fighting Ends in Pakistan
To be sure, the fighting isn’t over, but the hard part is actually what comes next. Success will be short lived without a comprehensive, long-term strategy to ensure stability. By David Kampf (Asia Ch... Read More...

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The Centre for International Governance Innovation: Afghanistan: Looking Forward
Though the situation in Afghanistan is grave, it is far from hopeless. In an attempt to find a way forward, author Ronald E. Neumann analyzes the specific issues which must be addressed for the Afghan... Read More...

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Qaeda Branch Steps Up Raids in North Africa
This article discusses growing security concerns in North Africa as Al Qaeda spreads its influence in the region By By Eric Schmitt and Souad Mekhennet. (International Herald Tribune, 7/9/2009) Read More...

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SIPRI Yearbook 2009 (Summery)
40th edition of SIPRI Yearbook provides comprehensive data and analysis of military spending, armaments, security, conflicts, non-proliferation and arms control around the world during past year. (SIP... Read More...

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Shadow Wars
The Bush administration is gone, but covert operations are still going on, writes Conn Hallinan. (Foreign Policy In Focus, 05/26/2009) Read More...

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Al-Qaida Today: A Movement At The Crossroads
What is happening to Al-Qaida: is it still a threat to its enemies, and if so how grave? By Fawaz A Gerges. (Open Democracy, 05/13/2009) Read More...

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Nerves On Test
No political solution is in sight to conflict in Sri Lanka even as the prolonged war spells misery to hapless citizens caught in the crossfire. By B. Murlidhar Reddy (Frontline, 04/11/2009) Read More...

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Dancing To The Terrorists' Tune
The lack of faith between India and Pakistan is preventing a concerted effort to combat terrorist threats. By Jawed Nazvi (DAWN, 04/02/2009) Read More...

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Tackling the terrorist threat in Britain
IA-Forum asks: "The head of the U.K.'s domestic security service MI5 announced at the beginning of January that the threat of an immediate terrorist attack on Britain had receded. In the light of thes... Read More...

IA-Forum Interview: Richard Jackson
IA-Forum Interview: Richard Jackson
IA-Forum speaks with Richard Jackson, author of ‘Critical Terrorism Studies: A New Research Agenda’ about the case for critical terrorism studies. By William Taggart (01/30/2008) Read More...

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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...

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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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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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