It goes without saying that Al Qaeda is a violently anti-American organization, but for Sanafi Al Nasr it’s personal. CTC Sentinel, the monthly newsletter of West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center, has a new and comprehensive profile of Al Nasr, the mysterious Saudi militant who rose to a prominent position within...
This week, the FBI dedicated its new 360,000-square-foot Biometric Technology Center (BTC), located on the campus of our Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
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
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! ]]
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
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 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
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.
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
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 [...]
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
“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
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.’"
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
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
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
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 [...]
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
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
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 [...]