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London Attacks: Indications of Pre-Attack Preparations

It is highly likely the evidence will show that the Palace of Westminster attack was far from a random act of violence, and probably preceded by at least some pre-attack planning and intelligence collection by the individual(s) involved. … [READ MORE]

Inside the Mind of a Terrorist Surveillant

In 2004, acting on a tip from a recently arrested terrorism suspect, Pakistani police raided an Al-Qa’ida safehouse in Gujarat, Pakistan. Among the large amount of evidence collected at the scene were several laptops and 51 compact discs containing details on numerous Al-Qa’ida operations in the US and UK. The discovery of this treasure trove of surveillance and operational plans was a shock to the intelligence and law enforcement communities. … [READ MORE]

JCC Bomb Threats: More Than Meets the Eye?

The recent spate of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers (JCC) raises several questions. … [READ MORE]

A Well-Planned Assassination

In response to several queries we received about the tactics used by the RAF we have decided to post an analysis of an assassination carried out by the RAF in Germany in 1989. … [READ MORE]

No More Martyrs: A Shift in Terror Tactics?

As police across Europe and the Middle East continue their search for Istanbul nightclub attacker Lakhe Mashrapov, one cannot but notice an emerging trend with terror attacks over the past two years, namely, the apparent intent by some terrorists to survive the event. … [READ MORE]

Berlin Attack Fits Recent Terror Pattern

The attack against a Christmas market in Berlin follows an all too familiar pattern. … [READ MORE]

A New Approach to Public Safety

Business Executives for National Security (BENS) released an Issue Paper yesterday advocating for a new, networked approach to public safety. This approach focuses on the development of public/private partnerships to improve America’s ability to address an increasingly complex threat environment. … [READ MORE]

Reactions to the New York Attack: Finding the Balance Between Long-Term and Short-Term Goals in Countering Terror

We must provide our first-responders with the ability to keep us “left of boom,” rather than reacting to the threat after it has happened. … [READ MORE]