The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) Global Terrorism Database – part of a joint government-university program on terrorism - is hosted at the University of Maryland.
Remember the Boston area police surrounding the backyard boat where a bloodied Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lay in hiding? The Boston Globe published an interview that doesn't inspire confidence in law enforcement's response to terrorism.
The award was given to him for his efforts on behalf of the Palestinian people, which according to a Google translation of an article published by WAFA, included “secret work in support of the Palestinian revolution.” Gun-running in other words.
U.S. officials on Friday arrested a 25-year-old man in a New York suburb and charged him with trying to travel to Yemen to join al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, one of the most active wings of the militant network.
Thousands of soldiers once bound for Iraq or Afghanistan are now gearing up for missions in Africa as part of a new Pentagon strategy to train and advise indigenous forces to tackle emerging terrorist threats and other security risks so that
The reason federal prosecutors are keeping mum, and violating federal rules requiring the government to tell defendants where evidence was obtained, is such a concession would pave the way for a challenge to the constitutionality of the surveillance
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met in the Oval Office Friday with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakastani girl who was shot in the head on her school bus by Taliban gunmen for criticizing their rule, including banning education for girls.
Revelations continue to emerge on the weekend US raid of the Libyan capital city of Tripoli and the kidnapping of Abu Anas al-Liby, accused by the administration for a role in 1998 embassy bombings. The story doesn’t sound any better.
If a terrorist was sent directly to court, the government might never know what intelligence he had. With the black sites closed and Obama refusing to send more people to Guantanamo, it wasn't obvious where to hold people for interrogation.
Islamist commanders in the southern Somali port of Barawe said commandos -- presumed to be from a Western nation -- rappelled from a helicopter as they tried to storm a house belonging to a senior Shebab commander.
The story was weird enough: In April, the FBI arrested Kevin Curtis, a 46-year-old Elvis impersonator from Tupelo, Mississippi, suspected of mailing ricin to President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and a Mississippi judge.
Senator John McCain was just sure he could pick moderates in Syria worth supporting. To prove his point he made a trip to Syria this spring to demonstrate how much the insurgents were just like us, struggling for democracy and equal rights for all.
U.S. federal agents have joined a team of international investigators to sift through the still smoking rubble of the Kenyan shopping mall that was the site of a four-day terrorist rampage, beginning the painstaking process of looking for clues about
Fox News is reporting a stunning theft of US arms by jihadist salafists in Libya. This news item will be made much of by critics of Obama on the right. However, military and government blunders, cost overruns, unneeded weapons systems, and general
Last weekend’s hostage-taking — and the murder of at least 61 people — at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, has its roots in the U.S. government’s intervention in Somalia, which began in the 1990s.
Somalia's Shebab insurgents warned Tuesday they would follow the ongoing siege in Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall with further attacks if Kenyan troops did not pull out of Somalia immediately.
"If not, know that this is just a taste of what we wi
The SAS soldier is said to have returned to the building on a dozen occasions, despite intense gunfire. He was having coffee with friends when it happened. ‘He went back in 12 times and saved 100 people. Imagine going back in when you knew what was g
At a press conference on Thursday, new FBI director, James B. Comey, stated that terrorism has become his focus, specifically the threats of al-Qaeda affiliates worldwide and home-grown violent extremists in the United States.
A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 75 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country’s Christian minority, officials said.
Kenyan military forces engaged in sporadic gun battles with Islamic extremists holding hostages inside an upscale Nairobi mall, as officials said the death toll from a grenade-and-gunfire siege a day earlier rose to 59, with at least 175 wounded.
There was a shooting yesterday in DC. The details are still sketchy as I write this, but it appears that a deranged man decided to kill other people for some reason. In response, the usual talking heads will be debating whether this is actual TerrorT
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