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Safety Study Safety Study Risk Factors Associated with Weather-Rel...

By: Kurt Anderson

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: General Aviation (GA): // Operations conducted under 14 CFR Part 91 // Does not include air carrier, air taxi, or air tour operations // 1,614 GA accidents in 2004 represented 94% of all U.S. civil aviation accidents...

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Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Title I-Maritime Transportation Security: Sec. 101. Findings.; Sec. 102. Port security.; Sec. 103. International seafarer identification.; Sec. 104. Extension of seaward jurisdiction.; Sec. 105. Suspension of limitation on strength of Coast Guard.; Sec. 106. Extension of Deepwater Port Act to natural gas.; Sec. 107. Assignment of Coast Guard personnel as sea marshals and enhanced use of other security personnel.; Sec. 108. Technical amendments concerning the tra...

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The New Terrorism : The Nature of the War on Terrorism

By: Michael W. Kometer

Educational Reference Publication

Abstract: This study defines the nature of the war on terrorism by assessing the changing nature of terrorism itself and develops an analytical framework within which to assess the strategies of terrorist groups. It compares the strategies of old terrorist groups--Red Army Faction, Palestinian Liberation Organization, and Irish Republican Army--to the new terrorism, the militant Islamic movement. This study concludes that there is a ?new terrorism? that is not merely ter...

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Beating International Terrorism : An Action Strategy for Preemptio...

By: Stephen Sloan

Educational Reference Publication

Prologue The initial study of Beating International Terrorism: An Action Strategy for Preemption and Punishment was published in 1986. The nearly 14 years that have passed since then have witnessed profound events that have altered the international political landscape. Moreover, these changes may also have a global impact as we enter into the uncertainty of a new millennium.

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Countering the Changing Threat of International : If1 Terrorism

By: Department of National Security

The President should direct the preparation of a manual to guide the implementation of existing legal authority in the event of a catastrophic terrorist threat or attack. The President and Congress should determine whether additional legal authority is needed to deal with catastrophic terrorism.

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Terrorism, The Future, And U.S. Foreign Policy

By: Department of National Security

On September 11, 2001, in an apparent well financed/coordinated attack, hijackers rammed jetliners into each of the New York?s World Trade Center?s Towers and ultimately collapsed them, causing loss of life believed to be in the many thousands. A third hijacked airliner ploughed into the Pentagon causing extensive damage and loss of life, and a fourth hijacked airliner crashed near Pittsburgh raising speculation that a related mission ? aimed at the White House ? had fai...

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Future Challenges Risk

By: Donald H. Rumsfeld

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The most reliable barometer of transformation in the defense community is to observe how the culture is changing. How and why are things done differently than in the past? How are those changes redefining what we believe we need to accomplish next? For that reason, the Department’s progress toward transformation is best measured by observing the number and character of activities that lead the defense community to fundamentally new relationships, and thus to “tr...

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National Counterterrorism Center

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: FORWARD The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) originally compiled this chronology of significant, international terrorist incidents in support of the Department of State’s publication “Patterns of Global Terrorism,” which was formerly used to fulfill the Department’s reporting responsibilities under Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f(d). The Department has decided to submit a new report, “Country Reports on Terrorism,” in fulfillment of its ...

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The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist...

By: Rex A. Hudson

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: In the 1970s and 1980s, it was commonly assumed that terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) would be counterproductive because such an act would be widely condemned. “Terrorists want a lot of people watching, not a lot of people dead,” Brian Jenkins (1975: 15) opined. Jenkins’s premise was based on the assumption that terrorist behavior is normative, and that if they exceeded certain constraints and employed WMD they would completely alienate themsel...

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U.S. Policy on Counterterrorism

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: It is the policy of the United States to deter, defeat and respond vigorously to all terrorist attacks on our territory and against our citizens, or facilities, whether they occur domestically, in international waters or airspace or on foreign territory. The United States regards all such terrorism as a potential threat to national security as well as a criminal act and will apply all appropriate means to combat it. In doing so, the U.S. shall pursue vigorously ...

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Crisis Information Management Software (Cims) Feature Comparison R...

By: Sarah V. Hart

Legal Reference Publication

Introduction: The Crisis Information Management Software (CIMS) Test Bed Project was implemented by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ)/Office of Science and Technology (OS&T), in support of its Critical Incident Technology Program (CITP). Through the CITP, NIJ advances the research and development of public safety technologies that will assist State and local law enforcement and other public safety professionals in the prevention of and t...

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Improving Business Continuity in the Financial Services Sector

By: Wayne A. Abernathy

Government Reference Publication

Acknowledgements: This handbook is the result of a collaborative effort, funded by The United States Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) and co-authored by BITS, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and ChicagoFIRST. It is based on several sources, including a comprehensive review of the existing documentation in the archives of BITS and ChicagoFIRST, a survey of representatives of the founding member institutions, and in-depth interviews with leaders and key particip...

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Pakistan-U.S. Relations

By: K. Alan Kronstadt

Summary: A stable, democratic, economically thriving Pakistan is considered vital to U.S. interests in Asia. Key U.S. concerns regarding Pakistan include regional terrorism; weapons proliferation; the ongoing Kashmir problem and Pakistan-India tensions; human rights protection; and economic development. A U.S.-Pakistan relationship marked by periods of both cooperation and discord was transformed by the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States and the ensuin...

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The Anti-Terrorism of the Department of State

By: Bush

Introduction: In November, 1983, the United States Congress authorized antiterrorism Cooperation and Assistance Program to be managed by the Office for Counter-Terrorism and Emergency...

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Information Security Risk Assessment Practices of Leading Organiza...

By: Jack L. Brock, Jr.

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Managing the security risks associated with our government?s growing reliance on information technology is a continuing challenge. In particular, federal agencies, like many private organizations, have struggled to find efficient ways to ensure that they fully understand the information security risks affecting their operations and implement appropriate controls to mitigate these risks.

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The United States Security Strategy for the East Asia-Pacific Region

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The story of U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific region is one of continuity, but within that larger context there is change and reaffirmation. The Department of Defense issued its first and second East Asian Strategy Reports (EASR) in 1990 and 1992, respectively, to outline the changes we would make in our strategy and force structure in response to the end of the Cold War. In 1995, D.O.D. issued a third report, this time noting that continuing areas of uncerta...

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Terrorism in Southeast Asia

By: Bruce Vaughn

Excerpt: On December 17, 2004, Congressional legislation, that seeks to address the war against terrorism in ways that would affect its prosecution in Southeast Asia, became Public Law 108-458, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. P.L. 108-458 addresses a number of issues identified by the 9/11 Commission Report including the need to identify and eliminate terrorist sanctuaries, to increase engagement between America and Muslim peoples, to suppor...

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Intentions and Capabilities : Estimates on Soviet Strategic Forces...

By: Central Intelegence Agent

Excerpt: The documents in this volume-a selection of 41 National Intelligence Estimates on Soviet strategic capabilities and intentions from the 1950s until 1983-pertain to the US Intelligence Community's performance of its most critical mission during the Cold War. Our purpose in producing the volume is simply to make more readily accessible to scholars, and to the public, records that shed light on the history of American intelligence and foreign policy as well as on t...

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Central Intelligence Agency

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

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Fighting Terrorism in the 21St Century

By: John F. Lewis

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: RECOGNIZING TACTICAL ADVANTAGES. Many law enforcement agencies establish career offender units to arrest and prosecute active violent offenders. Firearm statutes can help in such efforts. Offenders maximize their sensitivity to surveillance and police observation immediately before, during, and after criminal activities. Thus, subjects who perennially possess or carry firearms may prove vulnerable to arrest and prosecution for possessing a firearm rather than fo...

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