ISBN : 9780379006902
This series is an extensive collection of significant documents covering all major and minor issues and events regarding terrorism. Government reports, executive orders, speeches, court proceedings, and position papers are presented in full text reprint. The entire set records and explains terrorism as it has evolved over 25 years. It examines the efforts of Western societies to safely combat conventional and unconventional terrorist attacks the world over, including those in: Israel, Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Central and South America, Western Europe, The United Kingdom, and The United States. It illustrates the evolution of international law regarding: The definition of terrorism The prosecution and sentencing of terrorists Extradition of international criminals Enforcement of the death penalty Definitions of cruel and unusual punishment Cyberterrorism Weapons of mass destruction Biological and chemical agents Asylum for politically-motivated terrorists Terrorist use of the media Included are detailed reports from several organizations on terrorist groups, their activities, weapons acquisition, technical capabilities, state sponsorship, political ideology and targets. The set also offers investigative reports of major terrorist related incidents. The examination of terrorist incidents in this set establishes the necessity for package inspections, explosive detection, anti-terrorism personnel, and related programs. It also examines expansion of these measures and policies from air transport facilities to other transportation centers - such as train stations, bus terminals, toll plazas, border crossings, and mail service facilities. Documents are provided to illustrate ongoing attempts to control and prevent terror-violence from the U.S., U.N., U.K., France, the European Council, Interpol, and other active groups. The set is thorough regarding the development of strategies for handling kidnappings, hostage situations, bombings, assassinations, and unconventional attacks. The series may be purchased as a whole, or a new subscription may be started by purchasing the most recently published volume. The series may also be purchased in part from Volumes 1 to 13, or a subscription may be started from any volume, after Volume 14, to the current volume. Volumes 1-13 Contain commentary and primary source documents that establish an historical context for developments in terrorism. Commentary presents an historical overview of 19th and 20th century terrorism, post WWII developments, and comments on the future of terrorism. Documents include U.N. resolutions, declarations, conventions and reports, League of National Council debates, International Tribunal Documents, and U.S. judicial and legislative actions. Volume 14 Concentrates on terrorism documents in the U.S. Includes detailed information from the Congressional Research Service and a document which assesses the Writ of Habeas Corpus under newly passed legislation. Volume 15 Takes an in-depth look at the terrorist attacks in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. Includes significant Statements from President Clinton, The U.S./E.U. Statement of Shared Objective and Close Cooperation on Terrorism, analysis of the Paris Terrorism ministerial, and more. Volume 16 A compilation of materials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Congressional Research Service, plus the indictment of Osama Bin Laden. Volume 17 Expands the information in Volumes 15 and16 and records information on biological and chemical weapons preparedness and intelligence gathering by the Executive and Legislative braches of the U.S. government. Volume 18 Examines the overall emergency preparedness of the U.S. and assesses the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Includes information on the electronic "Melissa" virus and a variety of documents on national terrorism prevention events. Volume 19 Includes the U.S.Department of State's report on Political Violence Against Americans and the GAO reports on Combating Terrorism, Information Security, and Chemical and Biological Defense. Volume 20 A concentration on the complete FBI report on Project MEGIDDO as well as the CRS report on Afghanistan. Volume 21 Includes the June 2000 report of the National Commission on Terrorism regarding the current state of international terror and its implications for the future. Features information from the FAA, congressional testimony by FBI personnel, reports on cyberterrorism, and the FALN clemency Volume 22 Contains several GAO reports on combating terrorism with risk assessment, technology and strategy. Testimony included covers issues such as managing counterterrorist programs, U.S. counterterrorism efforts, Internet and data interception capabilities developed by the FBI, and the threat assessment of terrorism in a changing global environment. Volume 23 Describes how U.S. Department of Justice has focused its attention on improving security at home and the implementation of measures at American missions abroad. Incorporates the Department of Defense's Crouch-Gehman Report on the Cole attack, the CIA study on Global Trends and the Gilmore Report assessing domestic response capabilities involving weapons of mass destruction. Volume 24 Incorporates governmental and nongovernmental views and documents on the forgoing cases as well as on unconventional threats of superterrorism (biological, chemical, and nuclear) and emerging cyber challenges. Includes documents of individual testimonies on the cases of USS Cole and Cyber. Volume 25 Focuses on domestic and international terrorist threats. Includes proposals and recommendations on how to respond to the challenges both on the conventional and unconventional levels. Contains the perspectives of the Executive Branch and judicial documents of the U.S. v. Osama bin Laden et al., in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and the jury decisions rendered in this historic case. Volume 26 Underscores the vulnerability of the U.S. both to conventional and unconventional threats. Focuses on these and similar threats and also presents a wide range of governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental responses to these challenges. Considers the proposal to create a President's council on domestic terrorism preparedness and a future outlook of the 27 challenges to U.S. homeland concerns. Volume 27 Covers issues related to the terrorism threat both on conventional and unconventional levels - as well as on national regional, and global responses. Presents civil law suits against Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism, brought by several victims' families before the U.S. federal district courts. Volume 28 Includes materials prepared by the executive branch, legislative branch, Congressional testimony and the judicial branch. Volume 29 Addresses elements of the diverse, speedy, broad and bipartisan responses engendered by the September 11th attack. Describes some of the basic responses taken by U.S. Volume 30 Focuses on the views of U.S. as reflected in the documentation available from the executive legislative branches. Contains both the reports and testimony from several legislative hearings. The testimony segment covers a wide range of topics. Includes material reflecting the nature of the terrorist challenge to civilization and the responses available to reduce the risks both in all levels. Volume 31 The focus of this book is on the work undertaken by the U.S. legislative branch. Describes some of the current and potential challenges to the U.S. and what the government believes must be done. Includes testimony about terrorism and government information, administrative oversights and the courts, immigration, and more. Issues covered include constitutional freedoms; germs and toxic threats; sharing information with local enforcement and homeland defense; biometric identifiers; and preserving freedoms while defending against terrorism. Volume 32 Includes a report to Congress by the director of the Central Intelligence Agency on The Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Munitions; Department of State s Comprehensive List of Terrorists and Groups Identified Under Executive Order 13224; and a report by the U.S. Senate Committee in the Foreign Relations on Strategies for Homeland Defense. Volume 33 Features reports and statements presented before hearings held at the U.S. Congress on terrorism-related issues confronting America in the coming months and years. Report topics cover a wide range of matters - such as the role of intelligence and law enforcement, risk insurance, critical infrastructure, Middle East groups, and state sponsors. Volume 34 Includes both executive and legislative documents focusing mostly on Homeland Security concerns. Other related issues dealing with international implications are also incorporated. For instance, the FBI provides details on the reorganization of the Bureau while the Department of State report, "Pattern of Global Terrorism: May 2001," covers annual events overseas. Volume 35 Following the focus on the challenge of conventional and unconventional terrorism at home and abroad, this volume deals with both the U.S. executive and legislative perspectives. Issues covered include the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security; applying the War Powers Resolution to the war on terrorism; information sharing between intelligence agencies; proposals for reorganizing the homeland security infrastructure; immigration reform; protection against weapons of mass destruction; and future terrorism and U.S. foreign policy. Volume 36 Features documents from the executive and legislative branches including executive orders, statements before the House Committees on Government Reform and Financial Services, reports on information sharing, Homeland Security, and security at domestic seaports. Volume 37 residential determinations, statements before the House Committee on Government Reform, and legislative bills are included. Full reprints of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 and an amendment to the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 to insure greater security for United States seaports are contained. Volume 38 Concise, relevant commentary introducing documents that capture the past, present, and future of terrorism. Documents analyze the economic impact of 9/11, chronicle the government's National Strategy for Homeland Security, cover trials of alleged terrorists, and demonstrate the debate for and against new anti-terrorism laws that threaten to limit civil liberties. Volume 39 Contains the Al Qaeda Training Manual, Patterns of Global Terrorism - 2002, the National Money Laundering Strategy, a GAO document recommending an approach to protecting federal information systems and a report on aviation security. Brief commentary explains the significance of each document. Volume 40 Focuses on homeland security. Includes a GAO report on the response of charities to 9/11, a study of border security, an examination of Federal building security, extensive documents covering infrastructure vulnerabilities, and a discussion about detecting weapons of mass destruction. Volume 41 Provides a perspective on the past, present, and future of counterterrorism efforts. Beginning with the hearings before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's inquiry into the September 11 attacks, documents examine the performance of intelligence and law enforcement prior to the event, and how they must evolve. International efforts to combat terrorism are included, and the role of the U.S. military is covered. Volume 42 Contains documents on bioterrorism, including the anthrax incident of 2001; cyberterrorism, including documents on information security and infrastructure protection; plus, intelligence issues - specifically congressional, police and post-9/11 FBI intelligence. Volume 43 Covers foreign terrorist organizations, terrorism financing, nuclear weapons and chemical plant security, and the USA PATRIOT Act. Documents relevant to the FTO List, recent developments in Iran's nuclear program and challenges in securing chemical facilities inland are included. Volume 44 Focuses on transportation security, providing relevant documents on Coast Guard and marine transportation, plus maritime and aviation security. Delves into details such as passenger screening at airports. Covers customs/border security with documents on actions taken to enhance railroad passenger and freight rail security. Volume 45 Contains documents on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, bioterrorism prevention, homeland security and information technology. Volume 46 Covers aviation security, Iraq-U.S. policy and nuclear security. Documents on terrorism profiles, and money laundering and terrorism financing are also included. Volume 47 Covers aviation security for commercial airports, maritime and port security, nuclear security, and cybersecurity. Volume 48 Focuses on immigration issues including border security by visa revocation, monitoring foreign and exchange students, and terrorist identification, screening, and tracking. Includes the Department of State's report on "Patterns of Global Terrorism." Volume 49 Includes coverage of arms proliferation, national security, and terrorism/strategic planning. Volume 50 Focuses on topics relating to 9/11 health effects, border security, critical infrastructure protection, international counterterrorism, cooperation, maritime security, and nuclear terrorism. Volume 51 Focuses on post-war Afghanistan. Covers U.S. policy, post-war governance, security and stability, human rights practices, and the reconstruction of the country amidst ongoing U.S. terrorism efforts in the region. Volume 52 Includes national security documents on intelligence and immigration. Current and projected national security threats to the U.S are examined, with national standards for drivers' licenses, social security cards, and birth certificates given special attention. The progress of the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program is assessed, along with other border security and immigration debates. Volume 53 Includes coverage of the U.S. Military Operations in the War on Terrorism in Afghanistan, Africa, the Philippines, and Colombia. Specific focus is given to Africa and the Middle East - especially to Sudan, Algeria, Iran, Iraq and Lebanon. Volume 54 Features regional reports and documents on terrorism in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Volume 55 Focuses on Homeland Security. Covers the mission of the Post-9/11 Coast Guard, Federal Homeland Security Assistance Programs, National Emergencies Act Declarations, issues and trends in terrorism and national security, regional coordination and emergency preparedness, and key recommendations of the GAO to DHS. Volume 56 Contains documents relating to biological terrorism and transportation security. Volume 57 Provides documents on aviation security and information sharing. Volume 58 Focuses on documents dealing with border security - including threats, national security, and methods to improve border security. Volume 59 Includes documents on international terrorism and documents on threat assessment. Volume 60 Includes documents on nuclear terrorism and terrorist financing. Volume 61 Provides documents on policy issues, surface transit protection and terrorist organizations. Volume 62 Includes documents on Afghanistan, Asia, South Asia, Iraq, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Index A two-volume comprehensive index to the more than 25,000 pages of documents in Volumes 1-50 of the set by means of subject, document title, year, and name of persons involved. Each entry references the volume, document number, and page number.