Terrorism Update

Terrorism Update – News, Papers, Pubs, Analysis, & Commentary

January 10, 2017 SOF News 0

Terrorism Update 20170110 – U.S. Department of Statement CT Bureau notes for 2016, Perspectives on Terrorism (December 2016), CTC Sentinel, book review of Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism, and more. DoS CT Bureau Update 2016. The U.S. Department of State’s Counterterrorism Bureau has been busy for […]

MQ-9 Reaper on flight line at Creech Air Base, Nevada. The RPA can carry four AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and two 500-pound bombs. It can fly for a 18-24 hour mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen).

Evolution of the USAF Combat Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

December 21, 2016 SOF News 0

The idea or concept of using remotely piloted aircraft or RPA for reconnaissance purposes has been around for a long time. In the early 1980s the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) outfitted drones with modern-day technology. The early remotely piloted vehicles (RPAs) were the […]

Terrorism Update

Terrorism News Update From Around the World

December 21, 2016 SOF News 0

Terrorism news, reports, and publications – ISIS, al Qaeda, interactive map depicting worldwide terrorist attacks, a new strategy to prevent terrorist attacks, Hezbollah, Global Terrorism Index 2016, and more. Report – The Jihadi Threat. The United States Institute of Peace and Wilson Center have published a […]

Terrorism Update

Terrorism Update – News, Pubs, and Commentary

November 16, 2016 SOF News 0

Terrorism Update for 19 November 2016 – recent publications, papers, events, conferences, news reports, and commentary from around the world on the topic of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Topics include a paper by ECFR on military operations against terrorist groups, Global Terrorism Index 2016, Middle East […]

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U.S. Conducts CT Strike against al-Qaida in Yemen

August 5, 2016 SOF News 0

The U.S. military conducted a counterterrorism strike against al-qaida operatives in Yemen – killing three. The strike took place on August 4th in the Shabwah Governate in central Yemen. The U.S. is putting pressure on the al-Qaida organization in Yemen to prevent them from plotting […]