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This subject guide contains links to Internet resources focusing on terrorism. The resource types are varied and included bibliographies, government documents, discussion groups, databases, federal agencies and other organizational sites. Topics covered are broadly representative of concerns related to dealing with and combating terrorism, in particular in the post-September 11 era.


Air University Library

Naval War College

Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of Terrorism & the Attacks of September 11, 2001
Oklahoma Department of Libraries

Bibliography on Terrorism, Bioterrorism, the Middle East, and 9-11 Related Issues
Complied by Camille Reynolds

Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq
Air University Library

Insurgencies, Terrorist Groups and Indigenous Movements: An Annotated Bibliography
Foreign Military Studies Office

MIPT Terrorism Bibliography
Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

Posse Comitatus
Air University Library

Army War College

Terrorism -- Current Regional Issues
Air University Library

Terrorism -- Groups and Methods
Air University Library

Terrorism and Counterterrorism : an Annotated Bibliography
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point by James JF Forest

Terrorism and the United States
Air University Library

Terrorism Groups
Naval War College

Terrorism Law and Policy

Terrorism Reading List

Terrorism the Threat and Post 9/11 Trends
Air University Library

Terrorist and Insurgent Organizations
Air University Library

War on Terrorism Resource Guides
East Carolina University
    Attack on America
    Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida


Terrorism Central

Biographies of High Value Terrorist Detainees Transferred to the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay
Director of National Intelligence

Most Wanted Terrorists

September 11 Hijackers

Directives & Executive Orders

Most are courtesy of the National Security Archives at George Washington University.

Managing Terrorist Incidents
NSDD 30 [National Security Decision Directive] April 30, 1982.

Combating Terrorism
NSDD 138 [National Security Decision Directive] [Extract] April 1984.

Task Force on Combatting Terrorism
NSDD 179 [National Security Decision Directive] July 19, 1985.

Civilian Aviation Anti-Terrorism Program
NSDD 180 [National Security Decision Directive] July 20, 1985.

Acting Against Libyan Support of International Terrorism
NSDD 205 [National Security Decision Directive] January 8, 1986.

Acting Against Libyan Support of International Terrorism
NSDD 205 Annex [National Security Decision Directive] January 8, 1986.

The National Program for Combatting Terrorism
NSDD 207 [National Security Decision Directive] January 20, 1986.

U.S. Policy on Counterterrorism
PDD 39 [Presidential Decision Directive] June 21, 1995

Addressing the Threat of Emerging Infectious Diseases
NTSC 7 [Presidential Decision Directive] factsheet, June 12, 1996

Combating Terrorism
PDD 62 [Presidential Decision Directive] factsheet, May 22, 1998

Critical Infrastructure Protection
PDD 63 [Presidential Decision Directive], May 22, 1998

Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD)
Federation of American Scientists

Executive Orders
Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism [EO 13224]
September 24, 2001

Presidential Task Force on Citizen Preparedness in War on Terrorism [EO 13234]
November 9, 2001

Establishing the Global War on Terrorism Medals [EO 13289]
March 12, 2003

Establishing the President's Board on Safeguarding Americans' Civil Liberties [EO 13353]
August 27, 2004

National Counterterrorism Center [EO 13354]
August 27, 2004

Strengthened Management of the Intelligence Community [EO13355]
August 27, 2004

Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans [EO13356]
August 27, 2004

Discussion Groups

Lists & Databases

Centre for Defence and International Security Studies [CDISS]

Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism
    Suicide Attack Database
The Chicago Project maintains a complete worldwide knowledge base of suicide attacks and attackers, martyr videos, terrorist group profiles, and multidisciplinary analyses confronting core international security challenges.

Global Terrorism Database
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world since 1970 (currently updated through 2010). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on international as well as domestic terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes almost 80,000 cases. For each GTD incident, information is available on the date and location of the incident, the weapons used and nature of the target, the number of casualties, and -- when identifiable -- the identity of the perpetrator.

Harmony and Disharmony: Exploiting al-Qa'ida's Organizational Vulnerabilities
Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy

The Hate Directory
Complied by Raymond A. Franklin, a list of Hate Groups on the Internet. The current edition is in PDF; the previous edition is available in HTML.

Aviation Safety Network
This database contains short descriptions of attempted airliner hijackings since 1947.

Jane's Defence & Security Intelligence & Analysis
Database of terrorism news, events and analysis.

National Counterterrorism Center Worldwide Incidents Tracking Systems (WITS)
Analyze the NCTC's terrorist incidents data in relation to dozens of geographic, political, and infrastructural characteristics using GIS-based mapping of incidents, custom terrorism analysis wizard, predefined statistical reports and browsable incident data directory.

Reports, Documents & Articles

American Bar Association Task Force on Terrorism and the Law Report and Recommendations on Military Commissions
January 4,2002

Antiterrorism Personal Protection Guide: A Self-Help Guide to Antiterrorism
CJCS Guide 5260, October 2002

Biodefense for the 21st Century

White House April 2004

Biosecurity: Limiting Terrorist Access to Deadly Pathogens
United States Institute of Peace

Campaign Against Terrorism: A Coalition Update
White House March 2002

A Chronology of Significant International Terrorism for 2004
National Counterterrorism Center
27 April 2005

Combating Terrorism
CQ Researcher, July 25, 1995
Congressional Research Service Reports - Terrorism
Most are courtesy of the Federation of American Scientists

Homeland Security Advisory System : Possible Issues for Congressional Oversight
January 11, 2005, Shawn Reese

Intelligence Issues for Congress
Updated February 1, 2005

Sudan: Humanitarian Crisis, Peace Talks, Terrorism, and U.S. Policy
by Ted Dagne updated September 27, 2004

Terrorism & Homeland Security
A Collection of CRS Reports on Terrorism & Homeland Security from the University of Maryland School of Law

Terrorism and the Law of War: Trying Terrorists as War Criminals before Military Commissions.
Updated December 11, 2001 Jennifer Elsea

Terrorism and the Military's Role in Domestic Crisis Management
April 19, 2001 Jeffery D.Brake

Terrorism: Automated Lookout Systems and Border Security Options and Issues
June 18, 2001 William J. Krouse and Raphael F. Perl

Terrorism: Near Eastern Groups and State Sponsors, 2002
February 13, 2002 Kenneth Katzman

Terrorism: Section by Section Analysis of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Updated December 10, 2001 Charles Doyle

Terrorism, the Future, and U.S. Foreign Policy
Updated April 11, 2003 Raphael F. Perl

Terrorism, the Media, and the Government: Perspectives, Trends, and Options For Policymakers
October 22, 1997 by Raphael F. Perl.

Terrorism : the New Occupational Hazard
March 29,2002 by Edward Rappaport.

Terrorist Attacks and National Emergency Declarations
April 10,2002 by Harold C. Relyea.

Terrorists and Suicide Attacks
August 28, 2003 by Audrey Kurth Cronin

Weapons of Mass Destruction The Terrorist Threat
December 8, 1999 Steve Bowman and Helit Barel
CONPLAN: United States Government Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan
CONPLAN is designed to provide overall guidance to Federal, State and local agencies concerning how the Federal government would respond to a potential or actual terrorist threat or incident that occurs in the United States, particularly one involving WMD. Available from:
Federation of American Scientists
Council on Foreign Relations : Terrorism Publications

Counter-Terrorism and the Use of Force in International Law
Marshall Center Paper #5 by Michael N. Schmitt, November 2002

Counterterrorism Intelligence Capabilities and Performance Prior to 9-11: A Report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Minority Leader
Copy from the Federation of American Scientists
Unclassified Executive Summary.
Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, House Permanent Committee on Intelligence, July 2002

Country Reports on Terrorism
Previously called: Patterns of Global Terrorism through 2003 Annual Report. U.S. Department of State. For a breakdown of groups and chronologies see also Terrorist Group Profiles (Dudley Knox Library)

Criminal Enforcement Against Terrorists
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse

Cyberterrorism: How Real Is the Threat?
United States Institute of Peace Special Report 119
DARPA Report to Congress Regarding the Terrorism Information Awareness Program
Copy from the Global
Executive Summary
Defeating Terrorism: Strategic Issue Analyses
Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) essays

The Diplomacy of Counterterrorism Lessons Learned, Ignored, and Disputed
United States Institute of Peace Special Report 80

Disaster Planning Portal
Special Libraries Association

Documents Relating to the Security Council Committee Established Pursuant to Resolution 1267 (1999) Concerning Al-Qaida and the Taliban and Associated Individuals and Entities
United Nations

Fact Sheet on Dirty Bombs
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Fact Sheet: Terrorism
Federal Emergency Management Agency Library
Federal Research Division Terrorism/Crime Studies
Library of Congress
Asian Organized Crime and Terrorist Activity in Canada, 1999-2002
Bibliography of Future Trends in Terrorism
Global Overview of Narcotics-Funded Terrorist and Other Extremist Groups
Involvement of Russian Organized Crime Syndicates in the Russian Military, and Regional Terrorist Groups in Narcotics Trafficking in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Chechnya
Media Interaction with the Public in Emergency Situations: Four Case Studies
Nations Hospitable to Organized Crime and Terrorism
NEXUS Among Terrorists, Narcotics Traffickers, Weapons Proliferators, and Organized Crime Networks in Western Europe
Organized Crime and Terrorist Activity in Mexico, 1999-2002
The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?
Terrorist and Organized Crime Groups in the Tri-Border Area (TBA) of South America
Transnational Activities of Chinese Crime Organizations

Female Suicide Bombers
Strategic Studies Institute

Foreign Policy Aspects of the War against Terrorism
UK Parliament, House of Commons, Foreign Affairs Committee (Foreign Affairs - Seventh Report) 29 July 2004

Global Terror Group Primer
American Forces Press Service

Global Terrorism after the Iraq War

United States Institute of Peace Special Report 111

Harmony Program Documents
Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy

Homeland Defense
DTIC Review v. 5, no. 4 Summer 2001

How Terrorism Ends
United States Institute of Peace Special Report 48

Information Sharing Environment Implementation Plan
Director of National Intelligence, November 2006

International Contributions to the War on Terrorism
Dept. of Defense Office of Public Affairs

Jihadi Groups, Nuclear Pakistan, and the New Great Game
by M. Ehsan Ahrari. [2001] Army War College (U.S.)

Legislation Related to the Attack of September 11, 2001
Library of Congress

Major Multilateral Terrorism Conventions
Global Issues, USIA Electronic Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, February 1997

Major Terrorism Events and Their U.S. Outcomes (1988-2001)
Natural Hazards Research Working Paper #107, University of Colorado, March 2003

Medical Aspects of Terrorism : Resources for Libraries

Barbara Folb, University of Pittsburgh, April 9, 2002

The Military Response to Terrorism
Naval War College Review, by Mark E. Kosnik, vol. 53, no. 2, (Spring 2000), pages 13-39.

National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America
Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, 2007

National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States
Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, 2005

National Military Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction
Joint Chiefs of Staff, 13 February 2006

National Strategy for Aviation Safety
(NSPD-47 / HSPD-16)  March 26, 2007
     Supporting Plans
     Aviation Transportation System Security Plan
     Aviation Operational Threat Response Plan
     Aviation Transportation System Recovery Plan
     Air Domain Surveillance and Intelligence Integration Plan
     Domestic Outreach Plan
     International Outreach Plan

National Strategy For Combating Terrorism
White House, February 2003

National Strategy For Homeland Security

Office of Homeland Security, July 2002

National Strategy for Homeland Security
Dept of Homeland Security, 2007

National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets
White House, February 2003

National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace
White House, February 2003

Nuclear Regulatory Commission : Preliminary Observations on Efforts to Improve Security at Nuclear Power Plants
U.S. Government Accountability Office, September 14, 2004

Patterns of Global Terrorism
Name changed to: Country Reports on Terrorism with 2004 Annual Report
Total International Terrorist Attacks, 1981-2001
U.S. Department of State.
Progress Report on the Global War on Terrorism
White House

Radicalizing the West : The Homegrown Threat
New York Police Department

Rand Reports on Terrorism and Homeland Security

Rand Terrorism and Homeland Security Research Area

Report to Congress on Combating Terrorism

Office of Management and Budget, September 2003

Responding to Terrorism Across the Technological Spectrum
by Dr. Bruce Hoffman, [July 1994] Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College

Responsibility for the terrorist atrocities in the United States, 11 September 2001
Executive Summary
10 Downing Street [04 October 2001]
Review of the Pre-Iraqi War Activities of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
     Inspector General United States Department of Defense, Deputy Inspector General for Intelligence, February 9,2007
     Assessing the Relationship Between Iraq and al Qaida
          The declassified briefing slides used by Secretary Feith's office in its presentation to senior White House officials
     Press Release: Levin Releases Newly Declassified Pentagon Inspector General Report on Intelligence Assessment Activities of the Office of Under Secretary of Defense Doug Feith

Social Network Analysis of the 9-11 Terrorist Network
Valdis E. Krebs, Connections, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 43-52

Strange Victory: A critical appraisal of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Afghanistan war
Project on Defense Alternatives [30 January 2002]

The Taliban and Afghanistan: Implications for Regional Security and Options for International Action
United States Institute of Peace Special Report 39

Technology Against Terrorism: Structuring Security
Copy from Princeton University
U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, 1992

Terrorism and Political Violence
The table of contents information for each issue of this scholarly publication going back to 1995; full-text only available to subscribers but a good way to get references to articles.

Terrorism and Security Collection
26 recent publications from the National Academies about the science and policy issues surrounding terrorism and security. Each publication is keyword searchable.

Terrorism in the Horn of Africa
United States Institute of Peace Special Report 113
Terrorism in the United States
Terrorism: National Security Policy and the Home Front
by Dr. Stephen C. Pelletiere, [May 1995] Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College.

Terrorism Publications [Era of Persistent Conflict]
Strategic Studies Institute

The Terrorism Threat and U.S. Government Responses: Operational and Organizational Factors
edited by James M. Smith and William C. Thomas. [2001] USAF Institute for National Security Studies.

Terrorism: Threat Assessment, Countermeasures and Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda, vol. 6, no. 3, November 2001

Terrorism Time Line
Time Line Series

Terrorist Network of 19 Hijackers
Valdis Krebs, 2001

Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland
National Intelligence Estimate, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, July 2007
War Against Terrorism
The following final rules were published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2003. These rules promulgate policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for the conduct of trials by a military commission appointed pursuant to regulations on Procedures for Trials by Military Commission of Certain Non-United States Citizens in the War Against Terrorism, and Military Order of November 13, 2001, "Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism".
Administrative procedures
Chief defense counsel, detailed defense counsel, and civilian defense counsel; responsibilities
Chief prosecutor, prosecutors, and assistant prosecutors; responsibilities
Civilian defense counsel; qualification
Crimes and elements of trials by military commission
Military commission instructions
Military commission personnel; reporting relationships
Trials by military commissions of certain non-United States citizens; procedures

War On Terrorism
FindLaw : How Modern Terrorism Uses the Internet

United States Institute of Peace Special Report 116

Federal Agencies
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]
Emergency Preparedness & Response
Bioterrorism Agents/Diseases
Chemical Agents
Radiation Emergencies
Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] The War on Terrorism
Citizenship and Immigration Services

Customs and Border Protection
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Justice
Terrorism and International Victims Services Division
Diplomatic Security Service, Antiterrorism Assistance Program
Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]
Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] Counter-Terrorism
Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO), the Office of Emergency and Remedial Response (OERR), the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA), and the National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC).
Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
Most Wanted Terrorists
Terrorism in the United States
Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA]

Government Accountability Office [GAO] Reports
formerly: General Accounting Office
Special Collections: Airport Security
Special Collections: Homeland Security
Special Collections: Terrorism
The TSWG mission is to provide for the rapid research, development, and prototyping of new technology for the National Research and Development Program for Combating Terrorism.

Web Sites

Avoiding Armageddon

Anti-Defamation League Terrorism page
Among other things, this page has information on international terrorism, domestic terrorism and more.
Hate Crimes Page
Hate Symbols Database
Behind the Homefront
Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press
"A daily chronicle of news in homeland security and military operations affecting news gathering, access to information and the public's right to know."
History of Biowarfare
Global Guide to Bioweapons
Resources on Bioterror
CAIN (Conflict Archive on the Internet) Web Service
This site contains information and source material on 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present. There is also information on politics in the region and Northern Ireland society.
Center for Biosecurity
Reading List
Internet Resources
Center for Democracy and Technology Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
Center for Terrorism Law
St. Mary's University School of Law
Center on Terrorism & Irregular Warfare (CTIF)
Reports and Publications
Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence
An independent academic research institute in the United Kingdom dedicated to the study of terrorism and political violence.
Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center's (CBIAC)
Key CBD Documents
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
CTC Publications
CTC Sentinel
Harmony Program
Counter Terrorism Gateway
Teaching Terror
Recommended Publications
Recommended Websites
Terrorism and Counterterrorism : an Annotated Bibliography
by James JF Forest
Conflict 21
Air National Guard
C21 Center for Terrorism Studies
Law, Doctrine & Policy
Theory & Research
News & Reference
Who Are They?
Federal Resources
Military Resources
State & Local
Homeland Security
CONOPS and Plans
Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams
First Response
Self and Force Protection
The Counter-Terrorism Blog
Multi-expert blog dedicated solely to counterterrorism issues, serving as a gateway to the community for policymakers and serious researchers. Designed to provide realtime information about terrorism cases and policy developments.

The Counter-Terrorism Page
This counter-terrorism page has links to various terrorism related topics.

Counter Terrorist Financing Network

European Internet Network (EIN)
EIN in cooperation with the Internet Product Development Group (IPDG), has created a constantly updated World Terrorism Report and Daily e-Mail Brief
EIN World Terrorism Report

FACTNet: Todays Terrorist News
Federation of American Scientists [FAS]
al-Qa'ida (The Base) - Usama Ibn Ladin / Osama bin Laden
America's War on Terrorism
Arms Transfers
Information Security
Strategy and Weaponry
Terrorism and WMD
"War on Terrorism" Security Assistance Tables
Arms Sales Monitoring Project
Arms, Aid, and the War With Iraq
Liberation Movements, Terrorist Organizations, Substance Cartels, and Other Para-State Entities
Taleban ("the Seekers")
Terrorism: Background and Threat Assessments

Global Terror Alert

Homeland Security Digital Library 
The HSDL is a comprehensive collection of current and archived Homeland Security resources--all in digital format--from federal, state and local agencies, leading national and international organizations, think tanks, universities and more. These resources are selected by the HSDL team of information professionals. The HSDL collection includes U.S. policy documents, key federal publications, state and municipal documents, links to important sites, professional journal articles, multimedia materials, theses, gray literature, Homeland Security related news, a list of upcoming Homeland Security related conferences and events, and links to key agencies & organizations.
Journal of Homeland Security
Institute for Counter-Terorrism
International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals [IACSP]
Resources on specific terrorist organizations and the causes, plus chronologies of terrorist incidents and overview of Terrorism around the World.
International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism
Provides information on terrorism, counter-terrorism and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, including documents, a counter terror attack database and terrorist organization profiles.

International Terrorism Studies
Academic Info
Interpol’s Involvement in the Fight Against International Terrorism
The Financing of Terrorism
Terrorism Terrorism Attacks
Interpol's Resolutions on Terrorism
Jamestown Foundation
Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre 
Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre is a gateway to the latest global terrorism related content including news, exclusive features, comprehensive reference material and an interactive events database.

Jewish Virtual Library Terrorism Page

Jihad Watch
National Security Archive
George Washington University
The September 11th Source Books
Volume I: Terrorism and U.S. Policy
Terrorism and Usama bin Ladin
Congressional Research Service Reports
Government Accountability Office Reports
formerly: General Accounting Office
DOD Directives & Directives
Presidential Directives and Executive Orders
Volume II: Afghanistan: Lessons from the Last War
The Soviet Experience in Afghanistan: Russian Documents and Memoirs
U.S. Analysis of the Soviet War in Afghanistan: Declassified
Essay - Afghanistan: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1973-1990
Volume III: Biowar: The Nixon Administration's Decision to End U.S. Biological Warfare Programs
Volume IV: The Once and Future King? From the Secret Files on King Zahir's Reign in Afghanistan, 1970-1973
Volume V: Anthrax at Sverdlovsk, 1979: U.S. Intelligence on the Deadliest Modern Outbreak
Volume VI: The Hunt for Bin Laden: Background on the Use of Special Operations Forces in U.S. Strategy


NEFA Foundation
The Foundation plays a role in the fight against terror through cohesive and comprehensive efforts to research, analyze, and disseminate information pertaining to past and current terrorist activities.
Translations/Transcriptions of Statements by terrorist groups

Regional Terrorism News

Separatist, Para-military, Military, Intelligence, and Aid Organizations
An extensive page with both current and historic information and links for various groups, organized both by country and group name and providing brief descriptions and links.

STRATFOR Terrorism Brief 

STRATFOR Terrorism Intelligence Report 

Target America : America's first "war on terrorism"

Terror and Tehran

National Archives

USAF Counterproliferation Center

Power Reporting

Terrorism : A Navy Department Library Research Guide
General Information, Bibliographies, Chronologies, U.S. Navy and Terrorism, Definition of Terrorism

Terrorism : Attacks and Responses
Vanderbilt University
Good resources on terrorism with a section on International Responses highlighting various governments responses to terrorism.


United Nations

Terrorism and Security Collection
National Academy Press
26 recent publications from the National Academies about the science and policy issues surrounding terrorism and security.

Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, Homeland Security
Project on Defense Alternatives
An Internet gateway to full-text articles, reports, and documents addressing terrorism and the efforts to combat it.

Terrorism/Counter-Terrorism Web Links
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts. The terrorism section provides global and domestic research projects as well as useful links on terrorism.

Terrorism Index
Foreign Policy
In the third Terrorism Index, more than 100 of America’s most respected foreign-policy experts see a world that is growing more dangerous, a national security strategy in disrepair, and a war in Iraq that is alarmingly off course.

Terrorism Law and Policy

JURIST The Legal Education Network
Terrorism and Terrorists
Counterterrorism Policy
U.S. Anti-terrorism Laws
World Anti-terrorism Laws
Civil Liberties
Bioterrorism: Legal Issues
Terrorism Project
Center for Defense Information
Operation Enduring Freedom
Responding To Terrorism
Terrorist Network
Homeland Security
U.S. Weapons Systems
Foreign Policy/Security Strategy
News and Opinion
Links To Outside Resources
Terrorism Resources for the Health Care Community
University of Maryland

Terrorist Group Profiles
Dudley Knox Library
The individual profiles of various terrorism groups as defined by the US Dept. of State are taken from the Chapter 6 of their publication Country Reports on Terrorism and "Appendix B: Background Information on Terrorist Groups" section of their publication Patterns of Global Terrorism

Timeline of Terrorism
U.S. Army
United Nations Actions Against Terrorism
Provides reports and actions by the General Assembly, Security Council, Secretary General and more.
United Nations Treaty Actions -- Conventions on Terrorism
Dag Hammarskjold Library resource page on International Terrorism
USA PATRIOT Act: Preserving Life and Liberty
Department of Justice

U. S. Department of State
Current Publications
Country Reports on Terrorism
Foreign Terrorist Organizations Designations [compiled every 2 years]
Archive 1997 and 1999
Patterns of Global Terrorism
Political Violence Against Americans
formerly Significant Incidents of Political Violence Against Americans
Bureau of International Information Programs
Foreign Terrorist Organizations
Office of Counterterrorism
Coordinates all U.S. Government efforts to improve counterterrorism cooperation with foreign governments

Office of the Coordinator of Counterterrorism

     2001-2009 Archive
    1993-2001 Archive

A permanent electronic archive of information released prior to 2009, including Foreign Terrorist Organizations Designations, Patterns of Global Terrorism and Significant Incidents of Political Violence Against Americans
Overseas Security Advisory Council
Fosters the exchange of security related information between the U.S. Government and American private sector operating abroad. Administered by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Daily Global News, by country
The War on Terrorism
The Atlantic Monthly
A collection of features from The Atlantic Monthly and Atlantic Unbound.
War On Terrorism [Findlaw]
Web Sites
Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams
USAF Counterproliferation Center

9-11 Commission [National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States]
Bremer Commission [National Commission on Terrorism : Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism]
August 2, 2000

Gilmore Commission [Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction]
The Advisory Panel assessed the capabilities for responding to terrorist incidents in the U.S. involving weapons of mass destruction. Response capabilities at the Federal, State, and local levels were examined, with a particular emphasis on the latter two.
Hart-Rudman [U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century]
Silberman – Robb Commission [Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction]

Attack on America

9-11-2001 News and Legal Resources, Information and Related Services

9/11 Events and Aftermath
New York Times

9/11 Report
New York Times

After September 11 Archive
Social Science Research Council

Alternative Resources on the U.S. “War Against Terrorism
From the International Responsibilities Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table

America's War Against Terrorism: World Trade Center/Pentagon Terrorism and the Aftermath
University of Michigan Library Documents Center

America's War on Terrorism
Federation of American Scientists

Attack on America
Global Security Organization
This site includes satellite photos, news reports, information on Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Justice, Operation Noble Eagle [including the order of battle], and links to coverage from other sites.

Attack on America: Taking Care of Our Own

Attack on America : Tuesday 11 September 2001
Michael Sauers

How The World Changed

How Should the War on Terrorism Be Prosecuted?
CATO Institute Webcast

Maps Relating to September 11, 2001 and Later Events
Perry-Casteñeda Library

September 11, 2001: Attack on America
Yale Law School

September 11 Archive

September 11: Chronology of terror

September 11 Digital Archive
Center for History and New Media

September 11, 2001 Documentary Project
Library of Congress American Memory

September 11 : One Nation, One Year Later
Profiles, recollections, photographs, videos and coverage of that day.

September 11 Tragedy: News and Information Sources
University of Washington

Terrorism: Attacks and Responses
Vanderbilt University Jean and Alexander Heard Library

Terrorism and September 11th
Chinese Military Power

Terrorism Studies - September 11, 2001
Academic Info

Voices of September 11th
War Against Terror
Front Lines
America at Home
Nations With Biological & Chemical Weapons
September 11
Bin Laden
Maps and Interactives Index


The Memory Hole

After September 11 Archive
Social Science Research Council

After September 11 : Images From Ground Zero
U.S. State Dept.

America Responds

Hot Topics: Terrorist Attacks on the U.S. September 11, 2001
Evergreen State College Daniel J. Evans Library

September 11, 2001
Library of Congress Web Archives

Screenshot Archive of Online News Sites, September 11, 2001
Interactive Publishing

Sept. 11, 2001: Attack on America
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Contains full-text Presidential and Congressional Documents: Executive Orders, Proclamations, Determinations and Public Laws,remarks by President Bush, press briefings, remarks by senators and cabinet officials, Senate resolutions, testimony before congressional committees, etc.

September 11, 2001 Documentary Project
Library of Congress

September 11 : Bearing Witness to History
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

September 11 Digital Archive
The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them.
September 11
September 2001 Timeline
Attack Images & Graphics

September 11 Records
New York Times
Includes more than 12,000 pages of oral histories rendered in the voices of 503 firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians.

September 11 Web Archive
"Our aim in creating this collection of Web materials is to preserve the Web expressions of individual people, groups, the press and institutions from around the world, in the aftermath of the attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001."



Remembering the Victims of September 11, 2001
New York Times

September 11 : A Memorial

Sept. 11 Remembered

Trade Center Memorial Foundation

11 September 2001: the response
UK House of Commons
This extensive research report from the UK House of Commons looks at the reaction within the US, the UK and the wider international community. If provides background information on Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda network, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the wider region. It also details the available military options and the relevant international law issues.

The Campaign against International Terrorism: prospects after the fall of the Taliban
UK House of Commons
This paper provides an update on the campaign against international terrorism following the fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. It examines the main developments since the end of October 2001, including the ongoing military campaign, the Bonn agreement on a new interim administration for the country, and the humanitarian situation. The paper then looks at the state of al-Qaeda three months after the attacks of 11 September and discusses possible options for the next phase in the broader campaign against international terrorism.

Drastically Underfunded, Dangerously Unprepared : Report of the Independent Task Force on Emergency Responders
Council on Foreign Relations
"Nearly Two Years After 9/11, the United States is Still Dangerously Unprepared and Under funded for a Catastrophic Terrorist Attack, Warns New Council Task Force."

Final Report of the Independent Panel to Review DOD Detention Operations [Schlesinger Report]
August 2004
Global War on Terrorism: The First 100 Days
White House
Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001
Joint report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Multinational Response to September 11
Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
9-11 Commission
About the Commission
The 9/11 Commission Report or alternate url or searchable version
Executive Summary
Public Statement by the Chair and Vice Chair Regarding the Report
Contents, List of Illustrations and Tables, Members, and Staff
Chapter 1: "We Have Some Planes"
Chapter 2: The Foundation of the New Terrorism
Chapter 3: Counterterrorism Evolves
Chapter 4: Responses to al Qaeda's Initial Assaults
Chapter 5: Al Qaeda Aims at the American Homeland
Chapter 6: From Threat to Threat
Chapter 7: The Attack Looms
Chapter 8: "The System Was Blinking Red"
Chapter 9: Heroism and Horror
Chapter 10: Wartime
Chapter 11: Foresight--and Hindsight
Chapter 12: What to do? A Global Strategy
Chapter 13: How to do it? A Different Way of Organizing the Government
1st Public hearing
(9-11 Commission. March 31 - April 1, 2003)
2nd Public hearing
(9-11 Commission. May 22 - 23, 2003)
3rd Public hearing: Terrorism, Al Qaeda, and the Muslim World
(July 9, 2003)
4th Public hearing: Intelligence and the War on Terrorism
(October 14, 2003)
5th Public hearing: Emergency Preparedness
(November 19, 2003)
6th Public hearing: Security and Liberty
(December 8, 2003)
7th Public hearing: Borders, Transportation, and Managing Risk
(January 26-27, 2004)
8th Public hearing: Counterterrorism Policy
(March 23-24, 2004)
9th Public hearing
(April 8, 2004)
10th Public hearing: Law Enforcement and the Intelligence Community
(April 13-14, 2004)
11th Public hearing: Emergency Response
(May 18-19, 2004)
12th Public hearing: National Crisis Management
(June 16-17, 2004)
Staff Statements
Staff Statements Staff Statement No. 1: Entry of the 9/11 Hijackers into the United States
Staff Statement No. 2: Three 9/11 Hijackers: Identification, Watchlisting, and Tracking
Staff Statement No. 3: The Aviation Security System and the 9/11 Attacks
Staff Statement No. 4: The Four Flights
Staff Statement No. 5: Diplomacy
Staff Statement No. 6: The Military
Staff Statement No. 7: Intelligence Policy
Staff Statement No. 8: National Policy Coordination
Staff Statement No. 9: Law Enforcement, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence Collection in the United States Prior to 9/11
Staff Statement No. 10: Threats and Responses in 2001
Staff Statement No. 11: The Performance of the Intelligence Community
Staff Statement No. 12: Reforming Law Enforcement, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence Collection in the United States
Staff Statement No. 13: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Staff Statement No. 14: Crisis Management
Staff Statement No. 15: Overview of the Enemy
Staff Statement No. 16: Outline of the 9/11 Plot
Staff Statement No. 17: Improvising a Homeland Defense
First Interim Report
(July 8, 2003)
Second Interim Report
(September 23, 2003)
Press Releases
9-11 Commission Photo Gallery
Somalia and al-Qaeda: Implications for the War on Terrorism
Heritage Foundation

Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 : A Compilation of Data
from: Crime in the United States - 2001

Operation Noble Eagle

Operation Noble Eagle

Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)

Afghanistan [Bibliography]
Air University
September 2003

Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) Federation of American Scientists

International Contributions to the War on Terrorism

Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Air University
[Bibliography] April 2005

Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan
Global Security

Operation Enduring Freedom Imagery

Operation Enduring Freedom Maps
Dudley Knox Library

Operation Enduring Freedom - Marine Corps Stories

OEF Casualty Lists & Statistics

Casualties in Afghanistan & Iraq
Unknown News

Casualty Reports

Enduring Freedom Casualties

Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom
Fallen Heroes Memorial

Honor the Fallen

In Remembrance
Baltimore Sun

Iraq : Summary of U.S. Casualties
Congressional Research Service

Operation Enduring Freedom U.S. Casualty Status

Operation Enduring Freedom U.S. Fatalities

U.S. Military Casualties - OIF & OEF
DoD Statistical Information Analysis Division (SIAD)

Operation Iraqi Freedom [OIF] (Rebuilding Iraq)

Maps of Iraq
Dudley Knox Library

News Coverage

in English


Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

U.S. & Coalition Casualties
Fox News

Google News Search on Iraq

Iraq 2003: Sources of News
University of Windsor

Iraq in Transition

Iraq Reconstruction Update (Iraq Project and Contracting Office)

Iraqi Press Monitor
Institute for War & Peace Reporting


Los Angeles Times


National Public Radio

New York Times

Today in Iraq

Washington Post

Washington Times

Yahoo! News


Alternative Resources on the U.S.- Iraq Conflict
Assistance for Iraq
Grants and contracts
Transcripts, Testimony and speeches
Calendar of US Military Dead during Iraqi War

Center For Security Policy

Central Command (CENTCOM)
Coalition Provisional Authority
Official Documents
Budget and Finance
Democracy in Iraq (Is Here!)
Digital Video Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)
Image Gallery
Video Stories
Eye On Iraq

Government Views of Iraq
City College of New York

Humanitarian Information Centre for Iraq

The ICRC In Iraq
International Committee of the Red Cross

CIA World Factbook

Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK

U.S. Dept. of State

Iraq After the War

Iraq Briefing Book
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

Iraq Coverage Resources
Poynter Online
Iraq Crisis
Federation of American Scientists
Iraq Crisis Iraq Special Weapons: Nuclear, Biological Chemical and Missile Proliferation News
Arms, Aid, and the War with Iraq
Iraq Crisis Archive
Middle East Review of International Affairs

Iraq Index : Tracking Reconstruction and Security in Post-Saddam Iraq
Brookings Institution
The index is designed to quantify the rebuilding efforts and offer an objective set of criteria for benchmarking performance. This resource will provide updated information on various criteria, including crime, telephone and water service, troop fatalities, unemployment, Iraqi security forces, oil production, and coalition troop strength.

Iraq Information Portal
Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies

Iraq On The Record Database : The Bush Administration's Public Statements On Iraq
Rep. Henry A. Waxman
The Iraq on the Record database identifies 237 specific misleading statements about the threat posed by Iraq made by these five officials in 125 public appearances in the time leading up to and after the commencement of hostilities in Iraq. The search options on the left can be used to find statements by any combination of speaker, subject, keyword, or date.

Iraq Policy Information Project

The Iraq Question
California Institute of Technology

Iraq Reconstruction
Yahoo! Directory
Iraq Reconstruction Task Force
US Dept of Commerce
Business Climate
Iraq Research
Iraq Revenue Watch
Open Society Institute
Frequently Asked Questions
Iraq Update
U.S. Dept. of State

Iraq War Debate - 2002/2003
University of Michigan Documents Center
Iraqi Freedom
Defend America
The Mission
World Views
U.S. Defense Views
Iraq: Facing the Threat
Iraq: Time Line
The Man Who Knew
“The Man Who Knew,” chronicles John O'Neill's story -- a story that embraces the clash of personalities, politics and intelligence, offering important insights into both the successes and failures of America's fight against terrorism.

Military Action In Iraq : 1990-2003
Center for Defense Information

Military Fact Files
Information on military forces of the U.K., U.S., and Iraq, and the missile defenses of Israel.

Multi-National Corps - Iraq / Multi-Nation Force - Iraq
New Iraq
PBS Online NewsHour
Key Players
Key maps
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Army

Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Air Force

Operation Iraqi Freedom
USAF Counterproliferation Center

Operation Iraqi Freedom Documents
U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office

Operation Telic
UK Ministry of Defence

Opinion Polls in Iraq

Portals to the World: Iraq
Library of Congress

Protecting Iraq's Ancient Heritage
Archaeological Institute of America

Renewal In Iraq
White House

Reconstructing Iraq
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Saddam Hussein's Defiance of United Nations Resolutions
White House

Saddam's Iron Grip : Intelligence Reports on Saddam Hussein's Reign
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 167

Special Collection On Iraq : Biological Weapons
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Audit Reports
Reports to Congress
Other Reports
Target Iraq
Iraq Reconstruction
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom - Imagery
Operation Iraqi Freedom - Lessons Learned
Iraq Military Guide
Leadership Facilities
Intelligence Agencies
Ground Forces
Ground Forces Facilities
Air Force
Navy Bases
Special Weapons
Military Industry
Major Cities
US Forces Order of Battle
Forces in Southwest Asia
US Forces En Route or Alerted
Carrier Locations
Military Options
U.S. Weapons Systems
U.S. Central Command Facilities
Iraqi Leadership - House of Cards

U.S. Government Iraq Reconstruction Contracts
U.S. State Dept.

U.S. Government's Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program

War and Peace : Resources Related to the Current Iraq Crisis
Librarians' Index to the Internet

War on Terrorism: Saddam Hussein and Iraq
East Carolina University Joyner Library

War Report
Project on Defense Alternatives

Operation Iraqi Freedom Casualty Lists and Statistics

Casualties in Afghanistan & Iraq
Unknown News

Casualties in Iraq

Casualties of the Conflict in Iraq Since 2003

Casualty Reports

Faces of the Fallen : U.S. Fatalities in Iraq
Washington Post

Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Fallen Heroes Memorial

Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Honor the Fallen

Honoring the Fallen

In Remembrance
Baltimore Sun

Iraq Body Count
Civilians reported killed by military intervention in Iraq

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

Iraq : Summary of U.S. Casualties
Congressional Research Service

Iraq War Coalition Fatalities
An interactive animated chart of US and coalition military fatalities that have occurred in the war in Iraq.

Military Casualty Information
Statistical Information Analysis Division

Military Death Toll While Enforcing the Occupation of Iraq
Dissident Voice
A Data Sheet of US-UK Military Fatalities Post-May 1, 2003

Operation Iraqi Freedom U.S. Casualty Status

U.S. & Coalition Casualties

U.S. Casualties in Iraq

U.S. deaths in Iraq : A personal, statistical view
USA Today

U.S. Military Casualties - OIF & OEF
DoD Statistical Information Analysis Division (SIAD)

War Casualties
Los Angeles Times
Database of Iraq war coalition casualties searchable by name, home state or region, service, cause of incident and incident location.

The 9/11 Commission Report or [alternate url] or [searchable version]
Executive Summary
Public Statement by the Chair and Vice Chair Regarding the Report
Contents, List of Illustrations and Tables, Members, and Staff
Chapter 1: "We Have Some Planes"
Chapter 2: The Foundation of the New Terrorism
Chapter 3: Counterterrorism Evolves
Chapter 4: Responses to al Qaeda's Initial Assaults
Chapter 5: Al Qaeda Aims at the American Homeland
Chapter 6: From Threat to Threat
Chapter 7: The Attack Looms
Chapter 8: "The System Was Blinking Red"
Chapter 9: Heroism and Horror
Chapter 10: Wartime
Chapter 11: Foresight--and Hindsight
Chapter 12: What to do? A Global Strategy
Chapter 13: How to do it? A Different Way of Organizing the Government
After Victory : Toward a New Military Posture in the Persian Gulf
CATO Institute

America's Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq

An Analysis of the U.S. Military's Ability to Sustain an Occupation of Iraq
Congressional Budget Office

Apparatus of Lies: Saddam’s Disinformation and Propaganda 1990-2003
White House

Bounding the Global War on Terrorism
Army War College

CENTCOM Operation Iraqi Freedom Briefing - 26 March 2003
Gulf Investigations

CENTCOM Operation Iraqi Freedom Briefing - 10 April 2003
Gulf Investigations
Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence on Iraq's WMD With Addendums
Duelfer Report
Alternate Site
30 September 2004, Rev. March 2005
Key Findings
Volume 1
Charles Duelfer's Transmittal Message
Scope Note
Regime Strategic Intent
Regime Finance and Procurement
Volume 2
Delivery Systems
Volume 3
Iraq's Chemical Warfare Program
Biological Warfare
Glossary and Acronyms
Conflict in Iraq
UK House of Commons

Conflict Termination in the Iraqi War 2003
Air University Library
Congressional Research Service Reports on Iraq
The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) : Origin, Characteristics, and Institutional Authorities
Updated June 6, 2005
The Cost of Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Enhanced Security
Updated March 14, 2005
Iraq : A Compilation of Legislation Enacted and Resolutions Adopted by Congress, 1990-2003
Iraq : Divergent Views on Military Action
Iraq : Elections and New Government
Updated June 24, 2005
Iraq : Frequently Asked Questions About Contracting
Updated March 18, 2005
Iraq : Map Sources
Iraq : Oil-For-Food Program, International Sanctions, and Illicit Trade
Updated April 6,2005
Iraq Oil : Reserves, Production, and Potential Revenues
Updated April 13, 2005
Iraq : Paris Club Debt Relief
Updated January 19, 2005
Iraq : Post-Saddam National Elections
Updated March 11, 2005
Iraq : Potential U.S. Military Operations
Iraq : Recent Developments in Reconstruction Assistance
Updated May 12, 2005
Iraq : Summary of U.S. Casualties
Updated June 6, 2005
Iraq : Summary of U.S. Forces
Updated May 23, 2005
Iraq : United Nations and Humanitarian Aid Organizations
Updated June 27, 2005
Iraq : U.N. Inspections for Weapons of Mass Destruction
Iraq : U.S. Military Operations
Updated May 18, 2005
Iraq : U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance
Updated July 5, 2005
Iraq : War: Background and Issues Overview
Iraq War? Current Situation and Issues for Congress
Iraq : Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Capable Missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Iraq : Weapons Programs, U.N. Requirements, and U.S. Policy
Iraq : Weapons Threat, Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy
Iraq’s New Security Forces: The Challenge of Sectarian and Ethnic Influences
March 25, 2005
The Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq
March 14, 2005
Military Construction in Support of Afghanistan and Iraq -- Memorandum
April 11, 2005
Post-War Iraq : Foreign Contributions to Training, Peacekeeping, and Reconstruction
Updated June 6, 2005
Syria : Political Conditions and Relations with the United States After the Iraq War
January 10, 2005
U.S. Embassy in Iraq
Updated April 11, 2005
U.S. Military and Iraqi Casualty Statistics : Additional Numbers and Explanations
April 26, 2005
U.S. Treatment of Prisoners in Iraq : Selected Legal Issues
January 14, 2005
Women in Iraq : Background and Issues for U.S. Policy
Updated June 23, 2005
Continuing Collateral Damage: The Health and Environmental Costs of War on Iraq
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Cost Analyses of Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
Congressional Budget Office's studies of the long-term implications of current defense plans also contain estimates of the costs of military operations and other activities associated with the global war on terrorism.

Counterinsurgency Operations
Army Field Manual FMI 3-07.22

The Day After: The Army in a Post-Conflict Iraq
A 2002 research report from the Centre for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College.
Disappearing the Dead : Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Idea of a "New Warfare"
Project on Defense Alternatives
Executive Summary
From Victory to Success : Afterwar Policy in Iraq
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace with Foreign Policy
PDF version
Guiding Principles For U.S. Post-Conflict Policy In Iraq
A report from the Council on Foreign Relations.

Halliburton's Questioned and Unsupported Cost in Iraq Exceed $1.4 Billion
Prepared jointly by the minority staff of the House Government Reform Committee and the staff of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee

Hot Documents : Target Iraq

Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq
Air University Library

In the Wake of War: Improving U.S. Post-Conflict Capabilities. Report of an Independent Task Force
Council on Foreign Relations

Initial Benchmark Assessment Report
July 12, 2007

Intelligence on Iraq
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

An Inventory of Iraqi Resistance Groups : "Who Kills Hostages in Iraq?"
Global Security
By Samir Haddad and Mazin Ghazi, Al Zawra (Baghdad), September 19,2004

Iraq : 1991-March 17, 2003
Air University Library

Iraq : Allaying Turkey's Fears Over Kurdish Ambitions
International Crisis Group

Iraq Backgrounder: What Lies Beneath?
ICG Middle East Report

Iraq Country Analysis Brief and Other Analyses
Energy Information Administration

Iraq in Transition: Vortex or Catalyst?
Royal Institute of International Affairs
Iraq - its infrastructure of concealment, deception and intimidation
PDF version
Iraq: One Year After
Report of an Independent Task Force on Post-Conflict Iraq. Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. March 2004
Iraq - U.S. Policy Documents
Military Education Research Network
White House
Department of Defense
Department of State
Department of Homeland Security
Central Intelligence Agency
Iraq Post-Conflict Reconstruction : A Field Review and Recommendations
Iraq Reconstruction Assessment Mission

Iraq : Selected Online Resources
Air University Library

Iraq Study Group
     Official Report

Iraq : The Day After
Council on Foreign Relations
Report on the challenges of reconstruction and governance in a post-Saddam transition

The Iraqi Insurgency Movement
By SGT Christopher Alexander, CPT Charles Kyle, MAJ William S. McCallister [An unpublished paper]

Iraqi Mobile Biological Warfare Agent Production Plants

Iraqi Perspectives Project: A View of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Saddam's Senior Leadership
Joint Center for Operational Analysis

Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction : Intelligence and Assessments
Federation of American Scientists
Intelligence and Security Committee, Parliament, September 2003 "This report does not judge whether the decision to invade Iraq was correct. Its purpose is to examine whether the available intelligence, which informed the decision to invade Iraq, was adequate and properly assessed and whether it was accurately reflected in Government publications."

Iraq's Continuing Programs for Weapons of Mass Destruction
Federation of American Scientists
Excerpts from an October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate

Iraq's Interim Constitution Iraq Index

Iraq's Evolving Insurgency
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Anthony H. Cordesman with the assistance of Patrick Baetjer

Iraq's Interim Constitution : Summary

Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction - The assessment of the British Government
10 Downing Street

Air University Library

Letter from al-Zawahiri to al-Zarqawi

The Library of Congress and the U.S. Department of State Mission to Baghdad
Library of Congress

Key Documents : Attack on Iraq
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Leaked Iraq War Documents
London Times

Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq -- Quarterly Report to Congress
U.S. Department of Defense

Media Coverage of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland

Misperceptions, the Media and the Iraq War
This report from the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) reviews the accuracy and quality of reporting by various news media.

National Strategy for Victory in Iraq
National Security Council, November 2005

On Point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Army

Operation IRAQI FREEDOM - By The Numbers

Operation Iraqi Freedom : Three Year Aniversary - Progress Factsheet

Paying for Iraq's Reconstruction
Congressional Budget Office
June 24, 2004

A Failed "Transition": The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War
Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy In Focus

Political Reconstruction in Iraq: A Reality Check
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Presidential Address 3/17/03
White House

Progress or Peril: Measuring Iraq's Reconstruction
Center for Strategic and International Studies, The Post-conflict Reconstruction Project, September 2004

Prospects for Iraq's Stability : A Challenging Road Ahead
National Intelligence Estimate, Director of National Intelligence
January 2007

Quarterly Reports on Iraq

Quarterly Reports on Iraq DoD news briefing discussing the report

Reconstructing Iraq
International Crisis Group, 2 September 2004

Report of The Independent Panel on the Safety and Security of UN Personnel in Iraq
United Nations
October 20, 2003

Report of the Inquiry into Australian Intelligence Agencies (Flood Report)
Australian Government
Phillip Flood, July 2004
Report on the Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq
Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate, 7 July 2004
Conclusions [excerpted from the report] Holes in America's Defense by Sen. Dick Durbin
Additional Views of Senator Richard Durbin
Additional Views of Vice Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV, Seantor Carl Levin and Senator Richard Durbin

Report on the Prewar Intelligence Assessments About Postwar Iraq Together With Additional Views
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 2007

Report to Congress Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq
July 21, 2005

Report to Congress Submitted Pursuant to U.S. Policy in Iraq Act, Section 1227(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (PL 109-163), as amended by Section 1223 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (P.L. 110-181) and Section 1213(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-47).
Department of State
January, 2009

Reports From the Future of Iraq Project
The Memory Hole
Starting in October 2001, about a year and a half before the US and its allies invaded Iraq, the State Department spearheaded an effort called the Future of Iraq Project. Dozens of Iraqi exiles and international experts were brought together to figure out how to create a new Iraq should Saddam Hussein somehow be taken out of power. Within the project, seventeen working groups covered such areas as the justice system, local government, agriculture, media, education, and oil. The various working groups began meeting in July 2002 and continued through March/April 2003. Twelve of the groups released reports.

Results in Iraq : 100 Days Toward Security and Freedom
White House

Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction, report of a committee of Privy Councilors (Butler Report)
House of Commons
Chairman: The Rt Hon The Lord Butler of Brockwell KG BCB CVO, 14 July 2004

Review of Pre-Iraqi War Activities of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy : Executive Summary
Department of Defense Office of Inspector General
February 9, 2007

The Saddam Hussein Sourcebook : Declassified Secrets from the U.S.-Iraq Relationship
National Security Archive

Searching for a Post-Saddam Regional Security Architecture
Article by James Russell, Visiting OSD fellow at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Securing, Stabilizing, and Rebuilding Iraq: Iraqi Government Has Not Met Most Legislative, Security, and Economic Benchmarks
General Accountability Office, September 2007

Stand up and Be Counted : The Continuing Challenge of Building the Iraqi Security Force.
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations

State Department experts warned CENTCOM before Iraq war about lack of plans for post-war Iraq security
National Security Archive
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 163, August 17, 2005

Supporting Air and Space Expeditionary Forces : Lessons from Operation Iraqi Freedom
Kristin F. Lynch, John G. Drew, Robert Tripp and Charles Robert Roll, RAND, 2005

Toward an American Way of War
Antulio J. Echeverria II, Strategic Studies Institute, March 2004

United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) on Iraq

United Nations/World Bank Joint Iraq Needs Assessment

UN Security Council Resolutions Relating To Iraq
Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq

United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM)

United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) United Nations Documents Relating to the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM)

Unmaking Iraq : A Constitutional Process Gone Awry
International Crisis Group

Vicious Circle: The Dynamics of Occupation and Resistance in Iraq
Project on Defense Alternatives

Vicious Circle: The Dynamics of Occupation and Resistance in Iraq Executive Summary

War in Iraq: Managing Humanitarian Relief
ICG Middle East Report

War in Iraq: Political challenges After the Conflict
ICG Middle East Report

War With Iraq : Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives
American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Wages of War: Iraqi Compatant and Noncompatant Fatalities in the 2003 Conflict
Wiser Peace : an Action Strategy for a Post-Conflict Iraq
Center for Strategic International Studies
Supplement I : Background Information on Iraq's Financial Obligations
Supplement II : An overview of the Oil-for-Food Program
Women in Combat: Iraqi Freedom
Air University Library

A Year in Iraq
U.S. Agency for International Development
May 2004

Detainee Operations

Abu Ghraib Prisoner Abuse

Abu Ghraib Supplementary Documents
Center for Public Integrity
Contains analysis and links to documents included as part of Major General Anthony Taguba's investigation.

Abu Ghurayb Prisoner Abuse

Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners
Academic Info

Assessment of Detainee Medical Operations for OEF, GTMO, and OIF
U.S. Army Medical Dept.

Broken Laws, Broken Lives : Medical Evidence of Torture by the US
Physicians for Human Rights

Detainee Operations
U.S. Army Public Affairs
Detainee Related Documents
Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants (OARDEC) document
Other Detainee Related Documents
Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) and Administrative Review Board (ARB) documents
List of Detainees who went through the complete Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) process
Detainees Investigations
Church Report Executive Summary
Guantanamo Bay

The Handling of Detainees by UK Intelligence Personnel in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and Iraq
Intelligence and Security Committee, Parliament, 1 March 2005

Investigation into FBI Allegations of Detainee Abuse at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Detention Facility [Schmidt-Furlow Report]

Investigation of Intelligence Activities at Abu Ghraib
Prisoner Abuse: Patterns From the Past
National Security Archive
CIA, KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation, July 1963
Part 1 (pp. 1-60)
Part 2 (pp. 61-112)
Part 3 (pp. 113-128)
CIA, Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual - 1983
Part 1 (pp.1-67)
Part 2 (pp. 68-124)
DOD, Improper Material in Spanish-Language Intelligence Manuals, SECRET, 10 March 1992
DOD, USSOUTHCOM CI Training-Supplemental Information, CONFIDENTIAL, 31 July, 1991
Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security
June 2005
The September 11 Detainees: A Review of the Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the Investigation of the September 11 Attacks.
Press Release
Situation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay
United Nations Commission on Human Rights
15 February 2006

"Taguba Report" on Treatment of Abu Ghraib Prisoners in Iraq

Torture and the Future
Middle East Report Online

Torture FOIA Request
"The request seeks records concerning the treatment and interrogation of detainees in United States custody, the deaths of detainees in United States custody, and the “rendition” of detainees to countries known to use torture."

U.S. Torture and Abuse of Detainees 
Human Rights Watch

War Crimes, Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity 

What is Torture? A Primer on American Interrogation

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