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The Problem with Informants

By William Tucker
Four men charged with plotting to bomb several synagogues and shoot down military aircraft will go to trial this week. According to the Associated Press:

James Cromitie, Onta Williams, David Williams and Laguerre Payen have pleaded not guilty to charges that they engaged in a conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and conspiracy to acquire and use anti-aircraft missiles to kill U.S.

The Strategic View of Terrorism

By William Tucker
One of the maxims of counterterrorism professionals is the belief that terrorism does not occur in a vacuum. Students of political violence may recognize the statement, but the description of this statement often varies depending on who is queried. I take a very general point of view and often define the maxim as simply meaning support.

Case Study: For Organizations That Refuse to Surrender Their Domestic or International Operations to Terrorism

from the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response
On Monday, 17 April 2006, a suicide bomber detonated a large explosive at a Tel Aviv fast food stand in the vicinity of the Old Central Bus Station killing 9 and wounding approximately 50civilians. The Islamic Jihad terror group and the Al Aksa Brigades, affiliated with Fatah, have claimed responsibility for the attack.