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Terrorism Prevention and Response

Because American cops are on the front lines in counterterrorism, the Terrorism Prevention and Response topic page is updated with news and information to protect the homeland from all enemies, foreign and domestic. From lone wolf domestic terrorists to radical Islamist jihadists, terrorism existed in the U.S. long before 9/11 and will remain a looming threat.
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March 19, 2011
Will Libya again become an arsenal for terrorism? Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

Will Libya again become an arsenal for terrorism?

During the 1970s and 1980s, Libya served as the arsenal of terrorism. While this role may have received... - Full Story
March 11, 2011
8 pre-attack indicators of terrorist activity Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

8 pre-attack indicators of terrorist activity

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it is a very useful exercise to remind ourselves about some of the most basic — and most visible — signs which can help police officers thwart a plot - Full Story
March 11, 2011
10 years after 9/11: Patrol's counterterrorism capabilities Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

10 years after 9/11: Patrol's counterterrorism capabilities

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, law enforcement’s primary defensive tool to combat terrorism remains in patrol and traditional policing methods - Full Story
March 11, 2011
10 years after 9/11: Good versus evil on September 11th Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

10 years after 9/11: Good versus evil on September 11th

Throughout history there have always been (and always will be) those in this country willing to risk all and sometimes sacrifice all for others - Full Story
March 11, 2011
10 years after 9/11: Counterterrorism and American policing Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

10 years after 9/11: Counterterrorism and American policing

We've had dozens of attempted attacks by radicalized Islamist terrorists here in the United States since 9/11, and only in the case of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was there any degree of 'success' on the part of the attacker - Full Story
March 03, 2011
The 'perfect day' and our terrorist opponents' possible plans Dave Grossman - The Bullet Proof Mind

The 'perfect day' and our terrorist opponents' possible plans

I have been told (by those conducting interviews with captured enemy combatants) that when we ask them... - Full Story
February 25, 2011
10 years after 9/11: The United States Honor Flag pays tribute to America's fallen warriors Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

10 years after 9/11: The United States Honor Flag pays tribute to America's fallen warriors

Among the nearly 3,000 Americans to be murdered on 9/11, were 23 New York Police Department officers and 37 Port Authority officers - Full Story
February 24, 2011
Sloppy tradecraft led to Saudi bomb plotter's capture Fred Burton - Counterterrorism Intelligence Report

Sloppy tradecraft led to Saudi bomb plotter's capture

The arrest of a Saudi citizen in Texas on charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction shows that grassroots militants still pose a threat - Full Story
February 11, 2011
An aviation security conundrum: Sniff my junk? Jerry Bradshaw - Police K9 Training & Operations

An aviation security conundrum: Sniff my junk?

While police K-9s are prevented from sniffing human beings in typical law enforcement settings — entry to prisons notwithstanding, of course — bringing K-9 explosives detection out of the cargo hold and into the airport security lines may make a lot of sense - Full Story
February 01, 2011
Is your SWAT team ready for rampaging Jihadis? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Is your SWAT team ready for rampaging Jihadis?

Preparing for combat with one or more Jihadist extremists expecting to die while carrying out his/their attacks is the biggest problem facing law enforcement - Full Story



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Terrorism Prevention and Response Columnists

Be Advised... Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Securing the Homeland Securing the Homeland
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster (ret.)
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