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October 21, 2014

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TERRORISM .com was established to provide intelligence, research, analysis, watch, and warning on international terrorism and domestic terrorism related issues. Terrorism is the systematic use of violence as a means of coercion often driven by political or idealogical objectives.

Sochi 2014 Threat Overview

February 16, 2014

“Even as the flames of the Olympic torch approach their destination in Sochi, Russia, security officials race to respond to emerging threats by non-state actors. Multiple terrorist organizations have issued ominous threats against the games while reports of other threats, … Read More

Olympic Threat: US Warns Airlines About Toothpaste Tube Bomb

February 5, 2014

“The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to U.S. and some foreign airlines traveling to Russia for the Olympic Games to be on the lookout for toothpaste containers, which some intelligence indicates may actually hold ingredients that could … Read More

Congress: Terrorists Changing Tactics Because of NSA Leaks

January 11, 2014

“Terrorists are changing their patterns based on information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, according to a Pentagon report.

‘This report confirms my greatest fears – Snowden’s real acts of betrayal place America’s military men and women at greater … Read More

Osama Bin Laden Avatar Could Recruit Terrorists Online for Centuries

January 8, 2014

“When American and British spies were infiltrating virtual-world games like Second Life and World of Warcraft in a bid to detect real-world terrorists, U.S. intelligence warned that jihadists might create an Osama bin Laden avatar that could ‘preach and issue … Read More

2014 Counterterrorism Calendar

January 3, 2014

The US National Counterterrorism Center is pleased to present the 2014 edition of the Counterterrorism (CT) Calendar. This edition, like others since the Calendar was first published in daily planner format in 2003, contains many features across the full range … Read More

Still out there and growing — al Qaeda on the rebound, experts say

December 28, 2013

“Two years after the end of the Iraq war, the U.S. State Department confirmed this week that it is providing the fragile country with sophisticated weapons and drones. Iraq needs help fighting against a growing and serious threat — al … Read More

Radioactive Thefts and Dirty Bomb Threats

December 11, 2013

“The recent theft of a truckload of highly radioactive material in Mexico unearthed a series of panicked questions about the homeland security threat of dirty bombs. What are they, what can they do, who has them, and who could have … Read More

Red Cross and Red Crescent workers kidnapped in Syria

October 13, 2013

“Gunmen kidnapped seven aid workers in northwestern Syria on Sunday, officials said. The International Committee of the Red Cross said six Red Cross workers and one Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer were kidnapped in Syria’s Idlib province, where they had … Read More

Blast at Swedish consulate in Libya, no reports of casualties

October 11, 2013

“A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, damaging the front of the building and nearby houses, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, a Reuters witness at the site … Read More

Deadly mall attack: It’s not over, Somali terrorists tell Kenya

October 2, 2013

“We’re not done yet. That was the message terrorists of Al-Shabaab gave to Kenya on Wednesday, as officials still sorted through rubble and clues left in the wake of the recent massacre that took 67 lives at a Nairobi shopping … Read More

The Limits Of Intelligence Gathering: Kenyan Govt. Warned A Year Before Attack That Terrorists Were Targeting Westgate Mall

October 2, 2013

“The documents start with the intelligence agency (NIS – National Intelligence Service) noting it had performed a ‘security survey’ that had identified ‘key installations and shopping malls’ as potential terrorist targets. This was performed in 2011 and the findings passed … Read More

Shutdown increases threat risk, Intelligence chief says

October 2, 2013

” US intelligence officials said Wednesday that the government shutdown is seriously damaging the intelligence community’s ability to guard against threats. They said they’re keeping counterterrorism staff at work as well as those providing intelligence to troops in Afghanistan, but … Read More

Lithuania threatens to take Russian region hostage, demands changes in foreign policy

October 2, 2013

“The Lithuanian Foreign Minister says his country could block land transport to Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad if Russia maintains its opposition to stronger trade ties between Ukraine and the European Union.”

Source: Lithuania threatens to take Russian region hostage, … Read More

U.S. Army Terrorist, Insurgent & Militant Group Logo Recognition Guide

September 23, 2013

“To inform deploying units, trainers and scenario writers of the current logos used by insurgents, terrorists, paramilitary and other militant groups worldwide.

To assist units in identifying groups by their logos found in videos, magazines, newspapers, graffiti and other types … Read More

Microsoft Alum Writes Strategic Terrorism Paper

September 21, 2013

“The novelty of our present situation is that modern technology can provide small groups of people with much greater lethality than ever before. We now have to worry that private parties might gain access to weapons that are as destructive … Read More