TERRORISM TODAY

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

September 2003

Compiled by Glenda Armstrong
Bibliographer, Air University Library       
Maxwell AFB, AL


Table of Contents | Internet Resources | The Threat: Terrorist Groups, A-K  | The Threat: Terrorist Groups, L-W | Current American Trends | Current Global Trends | War on Terrorism


Contents

Internet Resources

AUL Bibliographies
Academic & Think Tank Sites 
Government Sites

Search Engines & Databases


AUL Bibliographies

Anthrax Vaccine and Biological Weapons Issues. June 2000.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/anthrax/anthrax.htm

Asymmetric Warfare. May 2002.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/asw/asw.htm

Homeland Security . July 2002.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/homeland/hmlnd.htm

Iraq: 1991-March 17, 2003. May 2003.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/iraq/iraq.htm

IRAQ: Selected Online Resources.  March 2003.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/iraq/iraq_crisis.htm

Islam.  January 2003.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/islam/islam.htm

Islamic Activism. June 2002.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/islamc/islamact.htm

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. June 2002.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/israel/israelpalconf.htm

Mass Media. July 2003.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/mass/massmedia.htm

Media Coverage of 9/11 and Its Aftermath. July 2003.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/9-11/9-11.htm

Narco-Terrorism. June 2003.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/narco/narco.htm

Nuclear Biological Chemical. January 1998.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/nbc/nbccont.htm

Nuclear Biological Chemical Supplement 1. April 2001.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/nbcs/nbcstoc.htm

Operation Enduring Freedom. July 2002.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/bib97.htm#O

Operation Iraqi Freedom: Special Operations.  May 2003.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/spops/oif.htm

Role of Airpower in Terrorist Reprisals.  February 2003.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/terepris/terepris.htm

Terrorism: The Threat and Post 9/11 Trends. September 2002.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/terror/tertoc.htm

Terrorist and Insurgent Organizations. July 2000.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/tergps/tg98tc.htm

Weapons of Mass Destruction. June 2002.
Available online at: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/wmd/wmd.htm

Academic and Think Tank Sites

America's Response to Terrorism--Chronology.
Available online at: http://www.brook.edu/dybdocroot/terrorism/chronology.htm
Brookings Institution site lists terrorist incidents from 1989-2000 and 2001-2002.

Anti-Defamation League.
Available online at: http://www.adl.org
Anti-Defamation League site has links to information on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; hate groups and extremism in the U.S.; and countering suicide terrorism.

Center for Democracy and Technology Counter-Terrorism Page.
Available online at: http://www.cdt.org/policy/terrorism/
This site offers access to various reports, news and analyses relating to counterterrorism legislation and U.S. agency roles.

Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism.
Available online at: http://www.fas.org/irp/threat/commission.html
Online report from the (U.S.) National Commission on Terrorism, released in 2000.

ERRI Counter-Terrorism Archive.
Available online at: http://www.emergency.com/cntrterr.htm
Emergency Response & Research Institute site contains a summary of world-wide terrorism events, groups, and terrorist strategies and tactics.

Federation of American Scientists
Available online at: http://www.fas.org/
FAS initiatives include arms sales monitoring, chemical and biological arms control and online resources on terrorist groups, weapons of mass destruction and arms sales.

The Hate Directory.
Available online at: http://www.bcpl.net/~rfrankli/hatedir.pdf
Lists hate groups on the internet. Includes web sites, archives, chat rooms, hate games, etc.

ICT: Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism.
Available online at: http://www.ict.org.il
The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism site features a database on terrorist organizations and terror attacks and links to academic articles by researchers into the motivations and sources of international terrorism.

International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals.
Available online at: http://www.iacsp.com
Offers information under "Terror Information Bank;" "Terrorism Watch" and news releases; as well as selected articles from the journal Counterterrorism and Security International.

NewsLinks: Terrorism.
Available online at: http://www.rand.org/hot/newslinks/terrorism.html
Rand Corporation site has links to Rand documents and transcripts of testimony by Rand experts. Also the bibliography of Rand works on terrorism and low-intensity conflict is here.

NSI's Information Security Resource Net.
Available online at: http://nsi.org
Click on "terrorism" to access the National Security Institute links to terrorism legislation, terrorism facts and commentary.

Radical Resource Sites.
Available online at: http://www.officer.com/hate.htm
Site of Officer.com lists and links organizations that monitor hate and militia groups.

Recent Terrorism Events: Background and Context.
Available online at: http://www.cqpress.com/context/default.htm
Site provides material from a variety of CQ Press sources. Includes information on the Clinton administration's strikes on bin Laden and concepts such as war and religion and jihad.

Southern Poverty Law Center.
Available online at: http://www.splcenter.org
Their Intelligence Project monitors hate groups and extremist activity throughout the U.S.

Terrorism Portal.com.
Available online at: http://www.theterrorismportal.com/
Provides shortcuts to various websites with information about terrorism and terrorist activities.

Terrorism Questions & Answers.
Available online at: http://www.terrorismanswers.com
Council on Foreign Relations site. Contains links to: "What Is Terrorism?;" "Terrorist Groups;" "State Sponsors of Terrorism;" "Causes of 9/11;" "Responses to 9/11;: : and Policy After 9/11."

Terrorism Research Center, Inc..
Available online at: http://www.terrorism.com/index.shtml
Site features essays and thought pieces on current issues and links to other terrorism sites and documents.

Terrorism Resource Center.
Available online at: http://www.cfr.org/reg_issues.php?id=13|||1
Council on Foreign Relations site provides weekly updates on the War on Terrorism, and links to policy papers and opinion pieces.

Terrorist Attacks on America.
Available online at: http://cns.miis.edu/research/terror.htm
Monterey Institute of International Studies Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) site has links to terrorist group profiles and numerous links to U.S. preparedness and response to terrorism sites.

Government Sites

Afghanistan Resource Home Page.
Available online at: http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/afghanweb/
U.S. Military Academy page has links to sites on al Qaeda, Islam and the Taliban.

American Embassy London: Current Issues: Terrorism.
Available online at: http://www.usembassy.org.uk/terror.html
Links to different U.S. government web sites and U.S. State Department announcements.

Anti-Terrorism Conventions 2001.
Available online at: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_cong_reports&docid=f:er002.107
Committee on Foreign Relations report addresses terrorist bombings and the financing of terrorism.

Background Information on Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
Available online at: http://www.state.gov/www/global/terrorism/fto_info_1999.html
Site has not been updated since January 20, 2001. It does list terrorist organizations descriptions, aliases, activities, location, etc. From the U.S. Dept. of State's Office of Counterterrorism.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service: Commentary Series.
Available online at: http://www.csis-scrs.gc.ca/eng/comment/comsum_e.html
Links to online reports on various terrorist groups and other aspects of terrorism and ethnic conflict.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Available online at: http://www.bt.cdc.gov
Contains information for Public Health Preparedness and Response: anthrax and smallpox information; a listing of biological and chemical agents and threats; and links to reports on preparedness for a biological and chemical attack.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Available online at: http://www.odci.gov
Special section: The War on Terrorism. Also links to The World Factbook which contains information on each country including a map and data on the government, military, communications, geography and transnational issues. Terrorism related excerpts from Global Trends 2015 are also included.

CIA Electronic Reading Room.
Available online at: http://www.foia.ucia.gov/special_collections.asp
The search engine will locate historic, sanitized CIA documents relating to terrorism.

Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office.
Available online at: http://www.ciao.gov
The lead agency for physical and cyber protection of the information and communications (I&C) sector.

DefenseLINK.
Available online at: http://www.defenselink.mil/
Department of Defense news, and links to sites with information on Operation Enduring Freedom, anthrax and terrorism and terrorist groups.

Executive Order 13224 Blocking Terrorist Property and a Summary of the Terrorism Sanctions Regulations.
Available online at: http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/sanctions/terrorism.html
U.S. Department of Treasury site.

Federal Aviation Administration.
Available online at: http://www.faa.gov/
This site offers "Security Tips for Travelers" and "Flight School Security".

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Available online at: http://www.fbi.gov
FBI's War on Terrorism link and search engine gives access to all terrorism related subjects on fbi.gov. Photographs of the hijackers of September 11 and press releases are also available.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Available online at: http://www.fema.gov
Contains information on the recovery efforts at NYC and the Pentagon. Links to other agencies involved in the recovery process. Information on applying for disaster aid.

General Services Administration (GSA).
Available online at: http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/home.jsp
Links under "Hot Items" to Federal Protective Service "Information on Chemical, Biological and Bomb Threats" site and the Federal Protective Service "Making Federal Buildings Safe" site.

Government Accounting Office (GAO).
Available online at: http://www.gao.gov
This site contains links to full text GAO reports on homeland security and terrorism.

Homeland Defense & Domestic Terrorism .
Available online at: http://www.nwc.navy.mil/library/3Publications/Eccles%20Library/LibNotes/libhomelandef.htm
A Naval War College Library bibliography dated October 2000.

Institute For Homeland Security
Available online at: http://www.homelandsecurity.org/

Joint Forces Staff College Library Terrorism Hotlinks.
Available online at: http://corc.oclc.org/WebZ/XPathfinderQuery?sessionid=0:term=2629:xid=AFQ
Consolidates many websites that provide information on terrorism. Government, public, private and international sites are included.

Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library.
Available online at: http://library.nps.navy.mil/home/terrorism.htm
Provides links to Patterns of Global Terrorism, Terrorist Group Profiles and other links to general terrorism information and NPS bibliographies.

Network of Terrorism.
Available online at: http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/netterror.htm
A U.S. State Department publication that is a summary of what is known about the terrorism attacks of September 11, and their connection to Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist network.

OFAC Compliance - Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Available online at: http://www.ofaccompliance.com/
Compliance solutions for USA Patriots Act, OFAC, BSA, money laundering and more.

Office of Homeland Security.
Available online at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/
Contains information on the Homeland Security Advisory System and other Homeland Security news and events.

Patterns of Global Terrorism 2000.
Available online at: http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/pgtrpt/2000/
Department of State publication.

Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001.
Available online at: http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/pgtrpt/2001/html/
Department of State publication.

Patterns of Global Terrorism 2002.
Available online at: http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/pgtrpt/2002/html/
Department of State publication.

Report on Foreign Terrorist Organizations 2001.
Available online at: http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/rpt/fto/2001/5258.htm
Department of State publication.

Rewards for Justice.
Available online at: http://www.rewardsforjustice.net/
U.S. Department of State site. Instructions on how to test your observation skills and how and where to report terrorism activities. Also, links to sites with lists of most wanted terrorists and how to stop terrorism.

Terrorism: Selected Internet Resources.  Portals to the World, Library of Congress
Available online at: http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/terrorism/terrorism.html
Links to general sites on terrorism, aviation security measures, bin Laden, etc.

U. S. Coast Guard.
Available online at: http://www.uscg.mil/news/cgnews.shtm
The "News" section includes information on homeland security "Protecting America" and "Facts & Figures Since September 11."

U.S. Customs Service.
Available online at: http://www.cbp.gov/
Information concerning September 11 events. Fact sheet on Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS). Press photos on the aftermath of the September terrorist attacks.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Available online at: http://www.hhs.gov/disasters/index.shtml
Provides information on anthrax and biological incidents preparedness and response. Links to sites that provide information in the event of a biological or other public health emergency.

U.S. Department of Justice .
Available online at: http://www.justice.gov/ag/terrorismaftermath.html
DOJ "Response to Terrorist Attacks" page provides links to the Al Qaeda Training Manual and to information about the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund 2001.

U.S. Department of State.
Available online at: http://www.state.gov
This site has links to information about counter-terrorism, travel warnings and advisories and background notes on countries. There are also links to Patterns of Global Terrorism and Global Coalition Against Terrorism.

U.S. Postal Service.
Available online at: http://www.usps.gov
Security of the Mail - what's being done to keep the mail safe and moving. Tips about identifying and handling suspicious mail and tips for making the mail safe.

U.S. Treasury Department - Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Available online at: http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/
Administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

United Nations Treaty Collection: Conventions on Terrorism.
Available online at: http://untreaty.un.org/English/Terrorism.asp

The White House.
Available online at: http://www.whitehouse.gov
The section "America Responds to Terrorism at Home and Abroad" has links to information on homeland security actions, diplomatic actions, military actions, financial actions, investigative actions and humanitarian actions.

Search Engines & Databases

FedWorld.
Available online at: http://www.fedworld.gov
A gateway to U.S. government information with links to the top government sites.

FirstGov.
Available online at: http://www.firstgov.gov/
The official U.S. gateway to all government material. Accesses more than 51 million web pages from federal and state governments. Page "America Responds to Terrorism" has links to sites with information about bioterrorism, the Homeland Security Advisory System, among others.

Google News and Resources.
Available online at: http://www.google.com/news/
Has links to U.S. news sources, international news organizations and some U.S. government agency sites.

Google UncleSam.
Available online at: http://www.google.com/unclesam
A specific version of the well known Google search engine. Searches are limited to the web pages in the Google index which belong to the .mil or .gov domains. Boolian searching is allowed in the Advanced Search mode.

Google Web Directory.
Available online at: http://www.google.com/dirhp?hl=en&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&q=
Search by subject, or go to Society - Issues - Terrorism.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe.
Available online at: https://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe
Click on "Sources". Type "terrorism" in the search box. All journals and newspapers with "terrorism" in the title will appear. You then have the option of searching that particular journal by author, keyword, or article title. Many of the articles will be available in full-text. Available from AU schools & AUL only.

STRATFOR.com GeoSecurity.
Available online at: http://www.stratfor.com/channel.php?ID=8
Stratfor.com provides intelligence analysis and news archives on various countries. Available from AUL and AU schools only.

Thomas.
Available online at: http://thomas.loc.gov/
Provides a link to "Legislation Related to the Attack of September 11, 2001". Also searchable information about the U.S. Congress and the legislative process.


Table of Contents | Internet Resources | The Threat: Terrorist Groups, A-K  | The Threat: Terrorist Groups, L-W | Current American Trends | Current Global Trends | War on Terrorism


Back Arrow Return to Bibliography List