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Terrorism Resources

In addition to resources on terrorism, this page also links to information on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as resources on the September 11th attacks.

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U.S. Information

  • Citizen Corps
    Information about Citizen Corps and its programs to "engage Americans in specific homeland security efforts in communities throughout the country." Citizens Corps is part of USA Freedom Corps.
  • Country Reports on Terrorism (formally Patterns of Global Terrorism)
    These reports examine terrorism in countries and regions across the world. These reports, required by Congress, are released annually.
  • CDI: Terrorism Project
    The Center for Defense Information (CDI), an independent think tank in Washington, DC, provides reports to multiple categories of information, including Eye on Iraq, Terrorist Networks, and Responding to Terrorism, homeland security, weapons, policy, legislation, and more. Each report is written by a CDI staff member. There are links (many with annotations) to additional resources.
  • Department of Homeland Security
    This department is charged with "coordinating national strategy to strengthen protections against terrorist threats or attacks in the United States." This site includes information about the four divisions (Border and Transportation Security, Infrastructure Protection, Emergency Preparedness, and Response and Bioterrorism Countermeasures) as well as speeches, white papers, and related support materials.
  • FBI Counterterrorism Page
  • General Accountability Office (GAO) reports on Terrorism
    Provides an extensive collection of its reports on terrorism.
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International Information

  • European Union and Counterterrorism |
    This web site examines the actions taken by the EU against terrorism in the current year. It also contains links to a number of other counterterrorism resources from the EU.
  • Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
    An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.
  • ICT - Countering Terrorism’s Global Reach
    This site provides news and information on terrorist attacks, terrorist organizations, state-sponsored terrorism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and other topics.
  • Terrorism and Preparedness Data Resource Center
    TPDRC archives and distributes data collected by government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and researchers about the nature of intra- (domestic) and international terrorism incidents, organizations, perpetrators, and victims; governmental and nongovernmental responses to terror, including primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions; and citizen's attitudes towards terrorism, terror incidents, and the response to terror.
  • UN Action to Counter Terrorism
    This site provides news, resolutions and reports from the General Assembly, Security Council, and subsidiary bodies of the Economic and Social Council, international conventions, and other information.
  • UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
    While the UN is not directing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, they do conduct a number of peacekeeping missions worldwide and this sites links to current and past missions.
  • Rand Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents

    Terrorism is defined by the nature of the act, not by the identity of the perpetrators or the nature of the cause; key elements include:

    • Violence or the threat of violence
    • Calculated to create fear and alarm
    • Intended to coerce certain actions
    • Motive must include a political objective
    • Generally directed against civilian targets
    • Can be a group or an individual

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Nongovernmental Sources

  • Terrorism Law and Policy
    This site from the JURIST Legal Foundation Network at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law provides news, background information about terrorism and terrorists, US policy, agencies and initiative involved in counterterrorism, anti-terrorism laws, links to academic and private think tanks that study terrorism, commentary by the academic community, and bibliographies on terrorism law and policy.

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September 11, 2001

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Iraq

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
    The official site of the force in Iraq.
  • Casualty Reports
    Reports for both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • DefenseLINK News
    This site provides open, public access to frequently updated news from a variety of sources.
  • Government Views of Iraq
    This guide connects to government Web sites about the conflict with Iraq. Resources (reports, maps, speeches, Geneva conventions, etc.) from the United Nations, United States government, and United Kingdom government are included.
  • Iraq - A Country Study
    A description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of the country. An on-line version of the book previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.
  • Iraq Resource Center, Council on Foreign Relations
    This site presents links to reports, articles, government policy statements, and other resources on the war in Iraq, weapons inspection, and related topics.
  • Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
    This group was created by Congress to be the successor to the Coalition Provisional Authority Inspector General (CPA-IG). SIGUR oversees the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF) and "all obligations, expenditures, and revenues associated with reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in Iraq." SIGUR has archived of all of its Quarterly and Semiannual Reports to Congress, Audit Reports, Congressional Testimonies, and Lessons Learned Reports.
  • War in Iraq : News, Analysis and Internet Resources
    This Carnegie Endowment for International Peace web page offers resources (reports, articles, op-eds, maps, etc.) and links to resources on War in Iraq. Resources are listed in these categories: Origins of Regime Change, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Political Reconstruction, Inspections/United Nations, Bush Administration, Congress, Additional Resources, Links.
  • al-Jazeera, English Language Web Site
    This Arabic news network based in Qatar presents English language news coverage of the war in Iraq and other issues from the Middle East.
  • The War on Iraq: Legal Issues
    This was put together by Human and Constitutional Rights, this site provides links to documents and web sites on legal aspect of the war on Iraq.
  • War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives
    This page from the Committee on International Security Studies of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, this December 2002 report examines the political, military, and economic consequences to the United States of war with Iraq.
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Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan
    Country Study updated through 2006. "The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors."
  • Afghanistan Country Study and Government Information
    This site provides a .pdf version of the 1989 country study on Afghanistan and links to related government information.
  • Background Note: Afghanistan
  • National Security September 11 Sourcebooks
    This site provides an archive of declassified FBI and CIA reports, Department of Defense Directives, Executive Orders, reports from the Congressional Research Service and the General Accounting Office, and other materials related to terrorism, intelligence, and US policy. Volume II examines the experiences of the former Soviet Union in Afghanistan and the history of US policy towards Afghanistan.
  • Five-Year Afghanistan Report
    This is analysis by the military of the action in the past five years in Afghanistan.
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