Terrorism Prevention and Response

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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Terrorist attack in Canada shows limits of a persistent threat

Terrorist attack in Canada shows limits of a persistent threat

With so many individuals to monitor, limited resources and the ease with which simple attacks can be conducted, it is impossible to stop every grassroots jihadist bent on destruction. - Full Story

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Terrorist attack in Canada shows limits of a persistent threat Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

Terrorist attack in Canada shows limits of a persistent threat

Such attacks are a sign of weakness rather than of strength and highlight the constraints jihadist groups face as they try to project their terrorist capability in the post-9/11 world - Full Story

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Judge denies Tsarnaev bid to suppress evidence

Tsarnaev's lawyers argued that the warrants authorizing searches weren't specific enough and that some items were improperly seized - Full Story

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Responding to a chronic terrorist threat

Responding to a chronic terrorist threat

Historically, al Qaeda had been able to succeed in their attacks because terrorism had become a third-tier priority for the U.S. government in the 1990s, and very few resources were dedicated to fighting terrorism. - Full Story

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Responding to a chronic terrorist threat Scott Stewart - Tactical Intelligence

Responding to a chronic terrorist threat

It is important to understand that, historically, the success al Qaeda has had in executing large attacks is not due to the professionalism of its operatives and attack planners - Full Story

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Docs: Tsarnaev knew brother involved in 2011 murder case

A witness plans to testify that he knew about his brother's involvement in a triple slaying - Full Story

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Audio: 911 calls released from Kentucky school shooting

The calls were among four to 911 released by Louisville police on Thursday - Full Story

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911 calls released from Kentucky school shooting

Two women whose children called them when a student was shot inside a Louisville high school described hearing chaos in the background.

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Study: Poor contact hurt theater shooting response

City officials ordered the review by an outside company amid questions about why emergency medical personnel didn't get into the theater until nearly 24 minutes after the attack - Full Story

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Feds: Ill. teen sought to join Islamic State

Feds: Ill. teen sought to join Islamic State

19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society before trying to board an international flight in Chicago - Full Story



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