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Showing posts with label terrorism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label terrorism. Show all posts

Monday, April 21, 2008

New at CARL: The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century

Check our holdings - The Bin Ladens : an Arabian family in the American century by Steve Coll

From publisher description: "The Bin Ladens rose from poverty to privilege; they loyally served the Saudi royal family for generations--and then one of their number changed history on September 11, 2001. Journalist Steve Coll tells the story of the rise of the Bin Laden family and of the wildly diverse lifestyles of the generation to which Osama bin Laden belongs, and against whom he rebelled. Starting with the family's escape from famine at the beginning of the twentieth century, through its jet-set era in America after the 1970s oil boom, and finally to the family's attempts to recover from September 11, this book unearths extensive new material about the family and its relationship with the United States, and provides a richly revealing and emblematic narrative of our globally interconnected times.--From publisher description."

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New at CARL - Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the hijacking of Afghanistan

Check out our holdings: How we missed the story : Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the hijacking of Afghanistan

"In How We Missed the Story, award-winning journalist Roy Gutman weaves a narrative that exposes how and why the U.S. government, the United Nations, and the Western media "missed the story" in the leadup to 9/11. Drawing on his own original research and extensive-interviews with key players, Gutman sheds new light on the inner workings of the policy process in Washington and offers the inside perspective of a member of the media. " Book jacket.

related podcast: C-Span Afterwords interview of the author.

Monday, March 10, 2008

New Rand Publications : Terrorism

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Byting Back -- Regaining Information Superiority Against 21st-Century Insurgents

Byting Back -- Regaining Information Superiority Against 21st-Century Insurgents

RAND Counterinsurgency Study, Volume 1

By Martin C. Libicki et al.

Paperback • 194 pages • ISBN: 978-0-8330-4189-0

U.S. counterinsurgency efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed to exploit information power, which could be a U.S. advantage but instead is being used advantageously by insurgents. Utilizing mostly available networking technology, the United States could achieve early, affordable, and substantial gains in the effectiveness of counterinsurgency and more open, integrated, and inclusive information networking with local populations, local authorities, and coalition partners. Based on a review of 160 requirements for counterinsurgency, the authors call for vastly better use of information technology than has been seen in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Securing America's Passenger-Rail Systems

Securing America's Passenger-Rail Systems

By Jeremy Wilson et al.

Paperback • 142 pages • ISBN: 978-0-8330-4117-3

Each weekday, more than 12 million passengers take to U.S. railways. Recent attacks on passenger-rail systems around the world highlight the vulnerability of rail travel and the importance of rail security. In response, the authors provide a framework for security planners and policymakers to use to guide cost-effective rail-security planning, specifically for the risk of terrorism.

The Federal Role in Terrorism Insurance: Evaluating Alternatives in an Uncertain World

The Federal Role in Terrorism Insurance: Evaluating Alternatives in an Uncertain World

By Lloyd Dixon et al.

Paperback • 150 pages • ISBN: 978-0-8330-4235-4

Concerned that the unavailability of terrorism insurance would impede economic recovery and hinder growth after the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA). This monograph examines the implications of allowing TRIA to expire and of enhancements aimed at improving the availability and affordability of insurance for nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological attacks.


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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Recently added documents to the Terrorism MiPAL

The following documents were recently added to MERLN's Terrorism MiPAL:

Monday, February 18, 2008

Latest articles - subject terrorism

Subject: Latest Articles - Subject Terrorism

Iraq Reborn. By: MORGAN, WESLEY. National Review, 2/11/2008, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p37-40, 4p; (AN 28680682) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=28680682&site=ehost-live
Around the World With Shultz. By: NORDLINGER, JAY. National Review, 2/11/2008, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p40-42, 3p; (AN 28680684) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=28680684&site=ehost-live
The War Against Jihadism. By: Weigel, George. Newsweek, 2/4/2008, Vol. 151 Issue 5, p49-49, 1p, 1c; (AN 28751671) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=28751671&site=ehost-live
Terrorists on Trial. By: Zagorin, Adam. Time, 2/4/2008, Vol. 171 Issue 5, p16-16, 1/3p; (AN 28713867) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=28713867&site=ehost-live
Coming to America. By: Benntt, Brian. Time, 2/4/2008, Vol. 171 Issue 5, p40-43, 4p; (AN 28713896) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=28713896&site=ehost-live

Monday, January 7, 2008

Latest Articles - Subject Terrorism

Subject: Latest Magazine Articles - Subject Terrorism

The information below provides links to the 01/07/2008 05:11:01 AM Alert run for "Terrorism" on the Military & Government Collection database with 22 hit(s). Following the links below will bring you to the start of the article or citation.

Alert Run Date: 01/07/2008 05:11:01 AM Alert Name: Terrorism Database: Military & Government Collection Number of Hits: 22 RSS Feed: http://rss.ebscohost.com/AlertSyndicationService/Syndication.asmx/GetFeed?guid=1231003

Record Results
1. Apr├Ęs-Surge. New Republic, 12/31/2007, Vol. 237 Issue 12, p12-14, 3p; (AN 28004910) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=28004910&site=ehost-live
4. Tracking a Paper Trail. By: Hosenball, Mark; Isikoff, Michael. Newsweek, 12/24/2007, Vol. 150 Issue 26, p9-10, 2p; (AN 27968774) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27968774&site=ehost-live
5. The Politics of Torture. By: Zagorin, Adam. Time, 12/24/2007, Vol. 170 Issue 26, p20-20, 1/3p; (AN 27928187) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27928187&site=ehost-live
6. In a Fallujah state of mind. Time, 12/24/2007, Vol. 170 Issue 26, p25-25, 1/9p; (AN 27928199) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27928199&site=ehost-live
7. Hold the Cheers. By: Ghosh, Bobby; Crain, Charles; Bennett, Brian. Time, 12/24/2007, Vol. 170 Issue 26, p58-63, 4p; (AN 27928210) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27928210&site=ehost-live
8. Avoiding the Lame-Duck Label. By: Walsh, Kenneth T.. U.S. News & World Report, 12/24/2007, Vol. 142 Issue 22, p20-20, 2/3p; (AN 27951716) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27951716&site=ehost-live
9. Auditioning for His Biggest Role. By: Halloran, Liz. U.S. News & World Report, 12/24/2007, Vol. 142 Issue 22, p24-24, 1p; (AN 27951719) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27951719&site=ehost-live
10. The New CIA Acts a Bit Like the Old CIA. By: Whitelaw, Kevin. U.S. News & World Report, 12/24/2007, Vol. 142 Issue 22, p26-27, 2p; (AN 27951721) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27951721&site=ehost-live
11. Taking Stock of Iraq. By: Mulrine, Anna. U.S. News & World Report, 12/24/2007, Vol. 142 Issue 22, p35-39, 5p; (AN 27951730) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27951730&site=ehost-live
12. With Casualties Down, the War Retreats as a Political Issue. By: Halloran, Liz. U.S. News & World Report, 12/24/2007, Vol. 142 Issue 22, p40-40, 1p; (AN 27951734) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27951734&site=ehost-live
13. House Sends Omnibus To Bush, Likely Concluding Standoff. By: Cohn, Peter. CongressDaily AM, 12/20/2007, p5-5, 1p; (AN 27979990) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27979990&site=ehost-live
14. GAO Says Cost Of Army's 'Modular' Conversion Will Climb. By: Scully, Megan. CongressDaily AM, 12/18/2007, p5-5, 1p; (AN 27962784) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27962784&site=ehost-live
15. Denial. National Review, 12/17/2007, Vol. 59 Issue 23, p14-14, 2/3p; (AN 27684705) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27684705&site=ehost-live
16. Letters. By: Dolan, Kelly; Quinn Newsweek, 12/17/2007, Vol. 150 Issue 25, p20-25, 2p; (AN 27822975) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27822975&site=ehost-live
17. Progress Report. By: Peretz, Martin. New Republic, 12/10/2007, Vol. 237 Issue 11, p8-11, 3p; (AN 27704928) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27704928&site=ehost-live
18. The Sunni Civil War. By: Kaplow, Larry; Nordland, Rod; Springz, Silvia. Newsweek, 12/10/2007, Vol. 150 Issue 24, p36-36, 1p, 1c; (AN 27721624) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27721624&site=ehost-live
19. Selective Memories. By: Isikoff, Michael. Newsweek, 12/10/2007, Vol. 150 Issue 24, p37-37, 1p, 2c; (AN 27721698) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27721698&site=ehost-live
20. FOLLOW THE LEADERS. By: Hertzberg, Hendrik. New Yorker, 12/10/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 39, p41-42, 2p; (AN 27757434) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27757434&site=ehost-live
21. Remember Somalia? By: Perry, Alex; Addis, Kassahun; Crumley, Bruce; Thompson, Christopher; Zagorin, Adam. Time, 12/10/2007, Vol. 170 Issue 24, p50-55, 4p, 1 map, 5c; (AN 27711685) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27711685&site=ehost-live
22. The Culture Warriors. By: Mulrine, Anna. U.S. News & World Report, 12/10/2007, Vol. 143 Issue 20, p34-37, 4p, 5c; (AN 27708754) http://lumen.cgsccarl.com/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=27708754&site=ehost-live

Friday, October 5, 2007

World War IV : the long struggle against Islamofascism

Coming soon to CARL: World War IV : the long struggle against Islamofascism by Norman Podhoretz

A leading conservative thinker discusses the war against the global terrorist network, arguing that this is a legitimate and essential battle while defending the Bush administration's policies, and examines the threat of Islamic extremists to world peace.

Related podcast: C-Span interview of the author from About the interview "

Norman Podhoretz argues that the "war against Islamofascism" currently being waged by the Bush administration is as important for our country to engage in as World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. He defends the Bush administration's dual policies of preemption and democratization and says that past presidents of both parties have failed to recognize the importance of going on the offensive in the battle against Islamic extremism. "

Friday, September 21, 2007

New at the CARL - The Al Qaeda reader

Check our holdings: The Al Qaeda reader by Raymond Ibrahim


"Despite our tendency to dismiss Islamic extremism as profoundly irrational, al Qaeda is not without a coherent body of beliefs. As in other totalitarian movements, its leaders have rationalized their brutality in a number of published treatises. Now, for the first time, The Al Qaeda Reader gathers together the essential texts and documents that trace the origin, history, and evolution of the ideas of al-Qaeda founders Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden."--BOOK JACKET.

Related podcast

with the author on C-Span AfterWords Program Raymond Ibrahim translates key Al Qaeda documents, some previously unavailable in English, that provide a window into the thinking of radical Islam's leadership. "The Al Qaeda Reader," divided into theology and propaganda focuses on the writings of Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden. Raymond Abrahim is interviewed by Lawrence Wright, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction for his book "The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11."

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Breaching the fortress wall : understanding terrorist efforts to overcome defensive technologies

Breaching the fortress wall : understanding terrorist efforts to overcome defensive technologies

Breaching the Fortress Wall presents informative surveys of Palestinian insurgents. Jemaah Islamiyah in Asia, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka, and the Provisional Irish Republican Army in Ireland.

It concludes with a chapter that, among other things, describes a set of overall strategies that terrorist organizations use to overcome defensive technologies.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Senior Officer Professional Digest (SOPD) August Issue : Australian Army

This month the editors of the Australian Army's Senior Officer Professional Digest recommend ten articles drawn from professional and academic journals on the subjects of capitalist-authoritarian powers, China, India, Pakistan, counterinsurgency, terrorism, regime change, Eastern and Western ideas of conflict and civil-military relations.

From the SOPD: "Reading is an intellectual force multiplier for the military profession. Apart from practical operational experience, which is our chief instructor, no other information source can compare with the material to be found in books and professional journals. As far as issues of contemporary importance are concerned, the many high quality professional journals from around the world can provide a small service, such as ours, with many different and valuable points of view."

SOPD Issue No. 52, August 2007 Full text PDF


  • The Return of Authoritarian Great Powers
  • Securing Borders
  • China’s Rise in Historical Perspective
  • A Friend Indeed
  • A False Choice in Pakistan
  • Counterterrorism: A Professional’s Strategy
  • The Role of Safe Havens in Islamist Terrorism
  • Terrorism, Regime Change and Just War
  • Good Anthropology, Bad History

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Radicalization in the West: Homegrown threat

Radicalization in the West: Homegrown threat by Mitchell Silber and Arvin Bhatt

The NYPD Intelligence Division has just released a report that examines the radical terrorist threat posed by domestic sources in the United States.

From the preface: "While the threat from overseas remains, many of the terrorist attacks or thwarted plots against cities in Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States have been conceptualized and planned by local residents/citizens who sought to attack their country of residence. The majority of these individuals began as “unremarkable” - they had “unremarkable” jobs, had lived “unremarkable” lives and had little, if any criminal history. The recently thwarted plot by homegrown jihadists, in May 2007, against Fort Dix in New Jersey, only underscores the seriousness of this emerging threat. Understanding this trend and the radicalization process in the West that drives “unremarkable” people to become terrorists is vital for developing effective counterstrategies. This realization has special importance for the NYPD and the City of New York. As one of the country’s iconic symbols and the target of numerous terrorist plots since the 1990’s, New York City continues to be the one of the top targets of terrorists worldwide. Consequently, the NYPD places a priority on understanding what drives and defines the radicalization process."

New York Times News Release on the NYPD report

Monday, July 2, 2007


Hezbollah in the News and in Books: Hezbollah agents aiding insurgency in Iraq

New books at the CARL:

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New at the CARL: Fighting suicide bombing : a worldwide campaign for life

Friday, June 8, 2007

Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

Summary from the Book Jacket: "A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States."--BOOK JACKET"

Related Podcast: the author Lawrence Wright presents a lecture entitled Al Qaeda: Past, Present and Future in this University Channel audio.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Militant Islam

Here are several recent titles of interest fro our collections that relate to Islamic terrorism:

Hamas : politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad by Matthew Levitt. "This important book provides the most fully researched assessment of Hamas ever written. Matthew Levitt, a counterterrorism expert with extensive field experience in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, draws aside the veil of legitimacy behind which Hamas hides." Full Book description

The road to Martyrs' Square : a journey into the world of the suicide bomber by A.M. Oliver "Combining in equal measure the critical and the compassionate, the tragic and the absurd, this memoir chronicles two interlocking, often clashing journeys-an exploration of the cult of martyrdom in the underground media of the intifada, on the one hand, and on the other, the struggle for friendship across seemingly impossible divides." Table of Contents

Journey of the jihadist : inside Muslim militancy by Fawaz Gerges "In a book that is both deeply personal and brilliantly illuminating, renowned Middle Eastern expert and media commentator Fawaz Gerges takes us into the mindset of the jihadi-or holy warrior-that lies behind so many front-page headlines yet remains nearly impenetrable." Full book description

The Osama bin Laden I know : an oral history of al-Qaeda's leader by Peter Bergen "Peter Bergen takes the reader onto the battlefields of Afghanistan as bin Laden goes from a shy, quiet teen to a leader; he brings you into Osama's intimate family life as he lives under the radar in Sudan, then Afghanistan; he puts you right in the room for al Qaeda's very first meeting; and he uses eyewitness accounts to relate what bin Laden said, and thought on 9/11 as he watched the twin towers fall." Full Book Description

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