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Guest Post: The Impact Of Crude's Collapse On The Islamic State

Authored by Geoff Porter, originally posted at The Combating Terrorism Center At West Point, As oil prices continue to fall, flirting with the US$40/bbl floor, there has been much talk of cheap oil’s winners and losers. The discussion...Show More Summary

New Report on ISIS: Focus on the Governance, Not Just the Violence

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

The CTC (Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point) has a new 105 page report on the Islamic State (ISIS, now IS.) The report is called "The Group That Calls Itself a State: Understanding the Evolution and Challenges of the Islamic State" and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lots of bad news about Iraq! And it gets worse -- because the answer ain't Maliki

Politico is asking today, Who lost Iraq? They got a variety of interesting answers from the best minds in the business. Meantime, Brian Fishman has a good article, published soon by the West Point Combating Terrorism Center, looking at what led to the current dismal situation in Fallujah. Show More Summary

Is Vahid Brown an Agent of the State, or Are Portland Anarchists on a Witch Hunt?

A link was posted on my Facebook wall a few weeks back warning that a man I knew from Reed College was "an agent of the state."?? "Vahid Brown was or is an FBI instructor at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, who has recently...Show More Summary

Islamists Using Twitter to Recruit

Islamists are taking advantage of Twitter to spread their violent propaganda. Writing in the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point's journal, independent academic investigators Nico Prucha and Ali Fisher state: Twitter has become the main hub for the active dissemination of links guiding users to digital content. Show More Summary

Bitcoin and the Rebirth of Financial Safe Havens

Banks and even entire jurisdictions are feverishly responding to increased government scrutiny from the world's monetary power centers in the name of exposing political corruption, combating terrorism, and preventing tax evasion.

Are the FBI and Congress Politicizing Terrorism Intelligence?

Since 1990, 670 people have been killed and 3,053 injured in attacks by far-right extremists in the United States, according to a new study by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point. Perhaps more frightening, the CTC says...Show More Summary

West Point: Far Right Becoming More Violent, Dangerous

And yes, the label “terrorism” is not inappropriate: A report published by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy on Jan. 15 discusses the potential dangers of “violent far-right” organizations, which has angered some conservatives that believe the military should focus on international threats. The executive summary of the paper, “Challengers from the [...]

West Point Military Study Warns Of ‘America’s Violent Far-Right’

2 years agoNews : Mediaite

A study for the Combatting Terrorism Center, a think tank associated with the United States Military Academy at West Point, warns of the threat posed by rightwing extremists. It identifies the potential for violence in groups defined...Show More Summary

West Point Study Details Far-Right Threat To U.S.

“Challenges from the Sidelines” from West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center details the “dramatic rise in the number of attacks and violent plots originating from individuals and groups who self-identify with the far-right of American...Show More Summary

Senate report: ‘Fusion centers’ meant to combat terrorism found to spy on U.S. citizens

A Senate subcommittee report found that fusion centers with federal support spied on Muslims and produced little of value. In one instance, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official drafted a report on “a list of reading suggestions by a Muslim community group, ‘Ten Book Recommendations for Every Muslim.’"

The 10 Most Compelling Insights From Bin Laden's Secret Documents

Seventeen declassified documents obtained in the Abbottabad raid that killed Osama bin Laden were published on Thursday by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). The 175 pages of electronic letters and drafts represent a small fraction...Show More Summary

The Bin Laden Letters: Mockery and Fear

3 years agoNews : Close Read

Seventeen declassified letters from Osama bin Laden’s house in Abbottabad were released on Thursday, by way of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point; they are a hundred and seventy-five pages in Arabic, and a hundred and ninety-seven in the English translation. Show More Summary

Terrorist Groups in the Online World

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (USA) has released a study called "Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?". The study provides analysis of 17 declassified documents captured last year during the raid which killed Usama bin Ladin. Show More Summary

No, Virginia, Iran isn’t in Bed with Al-Qaeda (Abbotabad Trove)

The al-Qaeda documents released by West Point’s Center for Combatting Terrorism (which needs to be better funded by Congress) show that the whole warmonger meme that Iran and al-Qaeda are in bed is a complete crock. Ali Gharib at Think Progress shows that the flurry of Weekly Standard articles alleging al-Qaeda-Iran links in recent months [...]

Al Qaeda Gripes About Its Fanatical Internet Followers

On Thursday, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point released 17 declassified documents from the raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, along with a report on the records. Thousands of documents were reportedly discovered...Show More Summary

Bin Laden Documents Offer A Small Peek At Al-Qaeda World

The Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point today released 17 declassified documents, totaling 197 pages in English translations, which were among the reportedly thousands of items seized from Osama bin Laden's compound after U.S. Special Forces killed the terrorist leader last year.

Adam Gadahn on the media and more highlights from the bin Laden docs

One of the most intriguing highlights of the 17 documents released by West Point's Combating Terrorism Center from the trove captured at Osama bin Laden's Abottabad is a discussion from Al Qaeda's American media advisor Adam Gadahn on plans for the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Show More Summary

Bin Laden documents published online

The United States published several documents online Thursday that it seized during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last year. The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point published the papers on its website. They are among the more than 6,000 documents U.S. Navy SEALs seized during their raid on bin Laden's compound [...]

Osama Bin Laden’s Last Words And Letters Released

As of Thursday morning, documents seized by United States Forces on the May 1st, 2011 raid that killed Osama Bin Laden have been released by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center. Over 6,000 pages, including Arabic written as well as English translated documents give a rare and unsightly look into the life of the once most [...]Show More Summary

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