Category: terrorism

Tick, Tock

Remember: being Muslim has nothing to do with it, so best to just ignore it. West to East: still thinking big. East to West? I’m thinking small. Easy to get caught up in the hysteria, especially with school age kids,…

Irrational

Desperately short of soldiers who speak Arabic and understand Islam, the U.S. military is quietly courting American Muslims. But they show little enthusiasm for an institution many say is prejudiced against them. At the peak of violence in the Balkans…

Let the Round-Up Begin

I’m not lawyer, but it seems to me there are a few major differences between 1861 and 2006, most notably:   Abraham Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus and opened up the prospect of military tribunals for as many as a million-and-a-half…

FID: Fear, Incompetence & Doubt

Dr. Stephen Haag spends upwards of 80 hours each week on his computer, mapping out terrorist attacks. Haag, an expert in emerging technologies, believes the next attack on the U.S. will come not in the form of bombings or military…

Defeating Internet Terrorists

The Internet has become the “seductive hypermedia” for radical Islamic terrorists, with official and unofficial Web sites, forums and chatrooms that appeal to supporters worldwide. Most Web sites are intended to advance a group’s propaganda to increase their supporting audience,…

9/11 Redux

A nice analysis of the airborne terror threat then and now by Shane Harris in National Journal. The broad point to take away is the value of defense-in-depth, or layers of security that (hopefully) are designed to catch those bits…

How Soon?

So I’m reading about Hezbollah rocket attacks against Nazareth and for some reason I’m taken back to the spring of 2001 when the Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas and I wonder: how soon before there is no physical evidence…