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The Way of the Soul

DESCRIPTION: The fifth of thirteen pages on Paths (one of the Field Nodes comprising the subject tree of The Telson Spur), this page continues the list of links to on-line resources for the study of the aftermath of September 11, the long war on global terrorism, including counterterrorism, special operations, and the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. The following page lists resources on the US-led attack on Iraq and its aftermath. The coordinate pages, with a common header and List of Contents, contain links to resources for the study of oncomemes in general, and of hate and violence in particular; links to resources for the study of religious extremism and fundamentalism; links to resources for the study of pseudoscience; and links to resources for the study and practice of religion.

KEYWORDS: anger; antiterrorism; atrocity; authoritarianism; belief; brutality; cognitive dissonance; commando; counterterrorism; cruelty; deceit; evil; extremism; fanaticism; global terrorism; hate; hatred; humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan; ideological pathology; ignorance; international terrorism; intolerance; Iraq; mass murder; militants; oncomeme; perversion; relief; social disease; special forces; special operations; Taliban; terrorism; terrorist; violence; war crime; zealotry

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  1. Dark Powers: The Pathology of Belief and Persuasion
    Hate and Violence
    Political Extremism and Terrorism
    Religious Extremism and Fundamentalism
    Pseudoscience: Content and Critique

  2. Beams of Light: Religion
    Myth and Mythology
    Religious Studies and Theology
    Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue

Dark Powers: The Pathology of Belief and Persuasion

Hate and Violence
Political Extremism and Terrorism
Religious Extremism and Fundamentalism
Pseudoscience: Content and Critique


Political Extremism and Terrorism

War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity
September 11 and Aftermath
Response: The War on Terror

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Response: The War on Terror

Countering the Threat to Civil Society
Unholy Warriors: Special Forces
Afghanistan: The Humanitarian Crisis
Iraq: A Just War?
The Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq


Countering the Threat to Civil Society

The war on terrorism is going to be with us forever, whether it's Iraq or someone else.
Lt.-Col. Pat Stogran

The obstacles to developing long-term prevention strategies to terrorism include governments' refusals to acknowledge the legitimate root causes of terrorism, the unwillingness of governments to admit that their actions might be creating terrorism, a reticence to cite religion as a factor, and, most important, the irreversible nature of some causes, such as globalization.
Margaret Purdy (former deputy secretary on security and intelligence for the Canadian Cabinet)

Accelerating the Research, Development, and Acquisition of Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Warfare Agents: Interim Report (US National Research Council, 2003)
Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (Gilmore Commission)
After the Attack: Privacy vs. Security (ZDNet News Focus)
Agent/Disease List (CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response)
Agroterrorism: Threats and Preparedness (Jim Monke, CRS Report for Congress, 13 Aug 2004) PDF
AlterNet -- Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
The American Way of War: Cultural Barriers to Successful Counterinsurgency (Jeffrey Record, Cato Institute, 1 Sep 2006)
The ANSER Institute For Homeland Security
Anthrax Countermeasures: Current Status and Future Needs (Luciana L. Borio & Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science 3(2):102, Jul 2005) PDF
Anti-Terrorism Act, Proposed (Bill C-36, Justice Canada, 15 Oct 2001)
-- Highlights
-- Checks and Balances
-- Working with our International Partners
-- Amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act (20 Nov 2001)
-- Strengthening the Safeguards With Amendments to the Proposed Anti-Terrorism Act (20 Nov 2001)
The Anti-terrorism Act (Justice Canada)
The Anti-Terrorism Act Annual Report concerning Investigative Hearings and Recognizance with Conditions December 24, 2003 - December 23, 2004 (Department of Justice Canada, 19 May 2005)

Antiterrorism and Force Protection (U.S. Navy)
Anti-Terrorism Law Resources (Carter & Associates, Orangeville, Ontario)
Anti-terrorism Related Information (George D. Guillery)
Anti-terrorism Security for Risk Mitigation in High Threat Situations
(ECSI International)
Anti-terror Measures at U.S. Nuclear Plants (Eben Kaplan, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 14 Apr 2006)
BILL C-36 (First Reading, 15 Oct 2001) -- Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act
-- UTo Faculty of Law version, with links
Bill C-36, Amendments to (Justice Canada, 20 Nov 2001)
Biological Warfare and Terrorism: Medical Issues and Response
(US Army)
Biosecurity, Bioterror & the Threat to Agriculture
(US National Agricultural Library)
Bioterrorism: How Can We Prepare? (Business Executives for National Security)
Bioterrorism Planning and Response (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response
Bioterrorism: Preparing for the Future (Medscape Resource Center)
Border Security and the Terrorist Threat (K. Jack Riley, RAND Corporation, 8 Aug 2006)
The Bridge Archives, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Spring 2002)

British Terrorism Act 2000
-- Explanatory Notes
Bush Administration's First Memo on al-Qaeda (January 25, 2001 Richard Clarke Memo) Declassified (ed. Barbara Elias, NSA Electronic Briefing Book No. 147, 10 Feb 2005)
Byting Back -- Regaining Information Superiority Against 21st-Century Insurgents: RAND Counterinsurgency Study -- Volume 1 (Martin C. Libicki et al., RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 19 Sep 2007)
Canada Border Services Agency (Government of Canada)
-- Border Information Service (BIS)
Canadian Anti-Terrorism Law Resources
(Carter & Associates, Orangeville, Ontario)
Can't Win with 'Em, Can't Go To War without 'Em: Private Military Contractors and Counterinsurgency (Peter W. Singer, Brookings Institution, 27 Sep 2007)
CBC News Indepth: Canadian Security
(CBC News Online, 31 Mar 2004, updated)
CBW Terrorism and Response (Center for Nonproliferation Studies)
CDT Counter Terrorism (Center for Democracy and Technology)
Center for Biosecurity of UPMC - Bioterrorism, Biodefense, Public Health Preparedness (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
Center for Terrorism Studies (US Air National Guard Conflict 21)
Central Intelligence Agency - DCI Counterterrorist Center
The Chemical/Biological/Nuclear Anti-Terrorism Home Page (NBCNCO)
Chemical Plant Security (Laura Gordon-Murnane, BNA's Web Watch, Feb 2005)
Chemical Plant Security (Laura Gordon-Murnane, BNA's Web Watch, Apr 2007)
Civilian Patrols Along the Border: Legal and Policy Issues (Stephen R. Vina et al., CRS Report for Congress, 7 Apr 2006) PDF
Code Orange: Diminishing the Terrorist Threat to America (John L. Martin, Federation for American Immigration Reform, Sep 2005) PDF
Combating Terrorism Center (U.S. Military Academy, West Point)
Combating Terrorism: The Challenge of Measuring Effectiveness (Raphael Perl, CRS Report for Congress, 23 Nov 2005) PDF
Combating Terrorism: FEMA Continues to Make Progress in Coordinating Preparedness and Response (GAO Report to Congressional Requesters, Mar 2001) PDF
A Comprehensive Approach to Elimination of Highly-Enriched-Uranium from All Nuclear-Reactor Fuel Cycles (Frank von Hippel, Science and Global Security 12:3:137-64, 2004) PDF
Congressional Oversight, Hearings and Legislation Introduced after the PATRIOT Act (Center for Democracy & Technology)
Controlling Nuclear Warheads and Materials (Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, DC)
Conventions Against Terrorism (UN Office on Drugs and Crime)
Countering Chemical & Biological Terrorism (Issues in Defence Science & Technology 7, Summer/Fall 1999) PDF
Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism
(Report of the Nat'l Commission on Terrorism, Jun 2000)
Countering International Terrorism : The United Kingdom's Strategy (UK Home Office, Jul 2006) PDF
Countering the New Terrorism (RAND MR-989-AF, 1999) PDF

Countering Terrorism (United States Information Agency)
Countering Terrorism and Protecting Our Forces
(U.S. Department of Defense)
Social Science for Counterterrorism: Putting the Pieces Together (ed. Paul K. Davis & Kim Cragin, RAND National Defense Research Institute, 15 May 2009) PDF
Countering Urban Terrorism in Russia and the United States (ed. Glenn E. Schweitzer & Chelsea Sharber, National Research Council, Washington, DC, 2006)
Counterinsurgency (U.S. Army Field Manual, Final Draft, 16 Jun 2006) PDF
Counterinsurgency (U.S. Army Field Manual, 15 Dec 2006) PDF
Counter-Terrorism (Canadian Security Intelligence Service)
-- Backgrounder
Counter-Terrorism (ICT)
Counter Terrorism (Security Resource Net)
Counterterrorism and Incident Response
(NAI, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab)
Counterterrorism: Annual Reports (U.S. Department of State)
Counter-Terrorism Committee (UN Security Council)
Counterterrorism: A Compendium of Recommendations 2001
(Institute for Security Technology Studies)
Counterterrorism Databases (CBWDD)
Counterterrorism Home Page (Explotech)
Counterterrorism in African Failed States: Challenges and Potential Solutions (Thomas A. Dempsey, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Apr 2006)

Counter-Terrorism Issues Page (CDT)
Counter-Terrorism Operations (Strategy Page)
The Counter-Terrorism Page (Victor Biro, Canada)
Counter-Terrorism - Terrorism and Security Information
(The Disaster Center)
Counter-Terrorism Training and Resources for Law Enforcement (U.S. Department of Justice)
Counter Terrorist Groups (SpecWarNet)
Counterterrorist Organization Profiles (Terrorism Research Center)
Counter-Terrorist Units (Cagiva)
Crop Biosecurity and Countering Agricultural Bioterrorism
(American Phytopathological Society)
CT Program (US Office of Emergency Preparedness)
Cuba against Terrorism (Cuban Antiterrorist Working Group)
Defeating Terrorism: Civilians Against Terror (Alex Broyer)
The Department of Homeland Security (White House)
Dissuading Terror: Strategic Influence and the Struggle Against Terrorism (R. Kim Cragin & Scott Gerwehr, RAND Corporation, 2005)
Does Our Counter-Terrorism Strategy Match the Threat? (Bruce Hoffman, US congressional testimony, RAND Corporation, 29 Sep 2005) PDF
E-Bulletin on Counter-Terrorism & Human Rights (International Commission of Jurists, Feb 2006) PDF
Effective Counterterrorism and the Limited Role of Predictive Data Mining (Jeff Jonas & Jim Harper, Cato Institute, Washington, DC, 11 Dec 2006) PDF
The Egmont Group (FinCEN, Vienna)
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Self-Study (FEMA)
EPA | Counter-Terrorism (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
EPIC Counter-Terrorism Proposals Page
(Electronic Privacy Information Center)
ERRI Counter-Terrorism Page
Essential Steps to Strengthen America's Cyber Terrorism Preparedness (Business Roundtable, Washington, DC, Jun 2006) PDF
European Approaches to Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (Kristin Archick, CRS Report for Congress, 24 Jul 2006)
Examining Counterterrorism Culture (Eben Kaplan, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 6 Nov 2006)
Exploring Terrorist Targeting Preferences (Martin C. Libicki et al., RAND Corporation, 28 Feb 2007)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Foreign Language Program -- Translation of Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Foreign Language Materials (Report No. 04-25, Office of the Inspector General, Jul 2004)
Fighting Terrorism | Canada Site
Fighting Terrorism in Canada | Canada Site
Fighting Terrorism - UN System Responds to Threat (UN In Focus)
Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
FINTRAC - Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada
4WARN Bio and Chem Detection and Identification (Computing Devices Canada Ltd.)
4WARN/CIBADS (Canadian Integrated Biochemical Agent Detection System)
The FREE Initiative (Far-Right Extremism in Europe Initiative)
Gilmore Commission (Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction)
Global Programme against Terrorism (UN Office on Drugs and Crime)
Global War on Terrorism (USAF Air War College)
Google Web Directory - Counterterrorism
Guidelines to Improve Airport Preparedness Against Chemical and Biological Terrorism (Donna M. Edwards et al., Sandia National Laboratories, May 2005) PDF
Harmony and Disharmony: Exploiting Al-Qa'ida's Organization Vulnerabilities (Joe Felter et al., Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, 14 Feb 2006, updated Dec 2006)
Homeland Defense (US Army)
Homeland Security (CDI Terrorism Project)
Homeland Security (Stephen B. T. Chun, Air University Library, Maxwell AFB, Jul 2002)
Homeland Security Actions (The White House)
Homeland Security Institute (ANSER, Arlington, Virginia)
Homeland Security Project (Century Foundation)
Home Office | Security (UK)
A Hundred Osamas: Islamist Threats and the Future of Counterinsurgency (Sharifa D. Zuhur, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Jan 2006)
IACSP International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals
ICT - The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism
(The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzlia, Israel)
IMoLIN | International Money Laundering Information Network
Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorist Incidents (Institute of Medicine, 1998)
An Information Operations Approach to Counter Suicide Bomber Recruitment (William S. Rabena, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 15 Mar 2006) PDF
Information Technology for Counterterrorism: Immediate Actions and Future Possibilities (ed. John L. Hennessy et al., US National Research Council, 2003)
Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS)
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
(Free askSam Searchable Version)
Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism
(Organization of American States)
International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (9 Dec 1999)

International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings
(25 Nov 1997)
International Co-operation to Tackle Terrorism (Section 8 of UK House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, Seventh Report, 29 Jul 2004)
International Counterterrorist and Hostage Rescue Missions
International Study on Counterterrorism (Theordore J. Gordon et al., AC/UNU Millennium Project)
Interpol TE-Branch (Interpol Antiterrorism Branch)
Invincible Defense Technology Command Center (Deavid R. & Lee M. Leffler, Fairfield, Iowa)
-- Invincible Defense Technologyn Worldwide
Israel's counter terrorist campaign (Behind the Headlines, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 15 Aug 2006)
Jane's Counter Terrorism $
Johns Hopkins University Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies
Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (MI5)
Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (UK Intelligence Community Online)
The Joint Threat Anticipation Center (University of Chicago)
Last Best Chance (NTI docudrama, 2005)
Learning from Iraq: Counterinsurgency in American Strategy (Steven Metz, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Jan 2007) PDF
Legislation Against Terrorism - A Consultation Paper (UK, Dec 1998)
Literacy and the Role of Women: A Winning Combination? (Nicole L. Desilets-Bixler, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 15 Mar 2006) PDF
Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism (US National Research Council, 2002)
-- Open Book
Mapping Militant Organizations (Martha Crenshaw et al., Stanford University)
Mapping Networks of Terrorist Cells (Valdis E. Krebs, Connections 24(3):43-52, 2002) PDF
Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism (Special Issue, Emerging Infectious Diseases 5:4, Jul-Aug 1999)
MEDLINEplus: Biodefense and Bioterrorism
Metropolitan Police Service: Anti-Terrorist Branch
(SO13, Scotland Yard)
-- Counter Terrorism Section
Military Aviation: Issues and Options for Combating Terrorism and Counterinsurgency (Christopher Bolkcom & Kenneth Katzman, CRS Report for Congress, 24 Jan 2005) PDF
Mobilizing Information to Prevent Terrorism: Accelerating Development of a Trusted Information Sharing Environment (Third Report of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, Jul 2006) PDF
National Center for Food Protection and Defense: A Homeland Security Center of Excellence (University of Minnesota)
National CounterIntelligence Center (CIA)
The National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States (Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, Mar 2005) PDF
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC, U.S. Government)
The National Counterterrorism Center: Implementation Challenges and Issues for Congress (Todd M. Masse, CRS Report for Congress, updated Mar 2005) PDF
The National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (Oklahoma City)
The National Security Strategy of the United States of America
(The White House, 17 Sep 2002)
National Security Strategy Report - September 2002
(John Pike, GlobalSecurity.org)
National Strategy For Combating Terrorism (U.S. National Security Council, Sep 2006)
The National Strategy for Homeland Security (White House, Jul 2002)
The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (White House, Feb 2003)
NDMS CounterTerrorism Program (US National Disaster Medical System)
9/11 + 3/11 + 7/7 = ? What Counts in Counterterrorism (Jonathan H. Marks, Columbia Human Rights Law Review 37:3, Spring 2006)
The Nuclear Emergency Search Team, 1974-1996 (ed. Jeffrey T. Richelson, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 267, 12 Jan 2009)
Nuclear Terrorism: How Big a Threat? (Jeffrey T. Richelson, ed., National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 388, 7 Sep 2012)
Nuclear Terrorism: How to Prevent It (Nuclear Control Institute)
OCIPEP | Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness, Canada
On "Other War": Lessons from Five Decades of RAND Counterinsurgency Research (Austin Long, RAND Corporation, 2006)

Open Directory - Counterterrorism
Opportunism in the Face of Tragedy: Repression in the Name of Anti-terrorism (Human Rights Watch)
Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness: A Resource for Pediatricians (U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, Oct 2006)
Political Strategies to Counterterrorism (Michael Rubin & Suzanne Gershowitz, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC, 12 Jul 2006)
Possible Impacts of Major Counter Terrorism Security Actions on Research, Development, and Higher Education (Genevieve J. Knezo, CRS Report for Congress, 8 Apr 2002) PDF
Precaution Against Terrorism (Jessica Stern & Jonathan B. Wiener, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, May 2006)
Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents: The Identification of Behavioral, Geographic, and Temporal Patterns of Preparatory Conduct (Brent L. Smith et al., Terrorism Research Center, Fulbright College, University of Arkansas, May 2006) PDF
Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism: A Public Health Strategy (ed. Adrienne Stith Butler et al., U.S. National Research Council, 2003)
Preparing for Tomorrow's Battles (Federal Computer Week Special Supplement on Homeland Security, 30 Sep 2002)
Preventing Terrorism: Paving the Way to Peace With Invincible Defense Technology (Kulwant Singh & David R. Leffler, Defence Talk, 18 Jan 2005)
Preventing Terrorism Using Information Sharing Networks (Paul France, US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, Sep 2006) PDF
The Prevention of Terrorism Bill (UK Home Office)
Prevention of Terrorism Bill (UK House of Commons, 22 Feb 2005)
A Primer on Homeland Security - ANSER Institute for Homeland Security
Profiling at the Canadian Border: An Economist's Viewpoint (Don J. DeVoretz, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Dec 2006) PDF
Protecting Commercial Aviation Against the Shoulder-Fired Missile Threat (James Chow et al., RAND Corporation, 26 Jan 2005) PDF
Public Appeal on Canada's Response to Terrorism
(Project Ploughshares)
Public Health Preparedness and Response to Chemical and Radiological Incidents: Functions, Practices, and Areas for Future Work (Tom LaTourrette et al., RAND Health, Aug 2009) PDF
Quilliam Foundation (Maajid Mawaz et al., London)
-- Ex-extremists call for 'Western Islam' (Dominic Casciani, BBC News, 22 Apr 2008)
Ready.gov (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Report on the Progress of the DNI in Implementing the "Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004" (Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Washington, DC, May 2006) PDF
Report Terrorist Activity Information (IFCC)
Responding to the Threat of Agroterrorism: Specific Recommendations for the United State Department of Agriculture (Anne Kohnen, Oct 2000) PDF
Response to Bioterrorism (Scientific Technologies Corp.)
The Responsibility to Protect | International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (Dec 2001)
The Responsibility to Protect: Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (Dec 2001) PDF
Rewards for Justice (U.S. Department of State)
Role of Airpower in Terrorist Reprisals (comp. Glenda Armstrong, Air University Library, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, Aug 2006)
The Role of Information Technology and Surveillance Systems in Bioterrorism Readiness (Bioterrorism and Health System Preparedness Issue Brief No. 5, U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Mar 2005) PDF
Scenarios of Anti-terrorism (Theodore J. Gordon, AC/UNU Millennium Project)
Science and Technology for Army Homeland Security: Report 1
(US National Research Council, 2003)
Scientist Targets of Climate Change Hate Mail Rally for Support (Stephanie Paige Ogburn, ClimateWire, Scientific American, 22 Jan 2014)
Securing Nuclear Weapons and Materials: Seven Steps for Immediate Action (Matthew Bunn et al., Harvard University, May 2002) PDF
Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury) PDF
Target: Terrorism | CBC News Special Coverage: War in the 21st Century
The Security of Freedom: A Conference on Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill (University of Toronto, 9-10 Nov 2001)
Selected Papers From the United States Government Counterinsurgency Conference (U.S. Department of Defense/U.S. Department of State Conference, 28-29 Sep 2006)
The Soft Walls Project: Preventing the Use of Commercial Aircraft as Weapons (UC Berkeley)
Special Plans and Double Meanings: Controversies over Deception, Intelligence, and Policy Counterterrorism (Jeffrey T. Richelson, ed., National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 456, 20 Feb 2014)
Sun Tzu: Ancient Theories for a Strategy Against Islamic Extremism (Sean P. Rice, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 15 Mar 2006) PDF
Technical Assistance Matrix (UN Counter-Terrorism Committee)
Terror alerts in the U.S. and Britain
(CBC News Online, 10 Aug 2006)
Terrorism (UK Home Office)
Terrorism and Bioterrorism Resources (US National Center for Biotechnology Law)

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: An Annotated Bibliography, Vol. 1 (James J.F. Forest et al., Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, 4 Mar 2004) PDF
Terrorism and Counterterrorism: An Annotated Bibliography, Vol. 2 (James J.F. Forest et al., Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, 11 Sep 2006) PDF
Terrorism and WMD (Federation of American Scientists)
Terrorism, Anti-Terrorism, Taliban and Afghanistan Links
(Tracy Marks)
Terrorism - Background and Threat Assessments
(FAS Intelligence Resource Program)
Terrorism Information Awareness (TIA) Systems (DARPA)
Terrorism Mitigation (AON Corporation, Chicago)
Terrorist Threats to Food: Guidelines for Establishing and Strengthening Prevention and Response Systems (WHO, 2002) PDF
Third Annual Reports to Parliament on the Anti-Terrorism Act (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, 19 May 2005)
Threat Levels: The system to assess the threat from international terrorism (UK Home Office, Jul 2006) PDF
Tracking Down Terrorist Financing (Eben Kaplan, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 4 Apr 2006)
TRAC Reports: Criminal Enforcement Against Terrorists (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University)
TRAC Spotlight -- Homeland Security
Training Indigenous Forces in Counterinsurgency: A Tale of Two Insurgencies (James S. corum, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Mar 2006)
UK Prevention of Terrorism Bill and Explanatory Memorandum (Privacy International)
UN Action Against Terrorism
-- Action by the General Assembly
-- Action by the Secretary General
-- Action by the Security Council
Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves (Brian Michael Jenkins, RAND Corporation, 2006)
UN Counter-Terrorism Committee (UN Security Council)
Understanding and Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism (Terri Tanielian & Bradley Stein, Ch. 44 in David G. Kamien, ed., The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook, 2006) PDF
United Nations Treaty Collection - Conventions on Terrorism
Uniting Against Terrorism: Recommendations for a global counter-terrorism strategy (Report of the Secretary-General, United Nations, 27 Apr 2006)
Update on the Global Campaign Against Terrorist Financing (Maurice R. Greenberg et al., Independent Task Force on Terrorist Financing, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 15 Jun 2004)
USAF Counterproliferation Center (Air War College)
USA Patriot Act - Free, Searchable Version (askSam)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP.gov)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of State Counterterrorism Office
-- Archive Site
U.S.-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism (Kristin Archick, CRS Report for Congress, 19 Jan 2005) PDF
U.S. Nuclear Detection and Counterterrorism, 1998-2009 (ed. Jeffrey T. Richelson, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 270, 23 Jan 2009)
The Warsaw Conference on Combating Terrorism (6 Nov 2001)
WITS | Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (National Counterterrorism Center, MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base)

See also Global Peace and Security, International Law, and Intelligence and Security.

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Unholy Warriors: Special Forces

War is the remedy our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.
William Tecumsah Sherman

The best way to tackle terror is to attack it. When you put most of your money on defense measures, it means you are raising your hands.
Joel Feldschuh (CEO of GS-3, former CEO of El Al)

Much maligned as mere mercenaries (which most are not), and too often ill-used by those who command their commanders, in peacetime they are disparaged as anachronistic throwbacks to a world in which war meant conflict between nations and tribes. But on September 11, the world was changed. In time of peace we call upon the peacekeeper, in time of war upon the warrior, the last resort of the peacemaker. Whether we call them commandos or special forces, these elite soldiers are our shock troops in the war to come. And we are at war, not with a nation or a religion, but with the apocalyptic vision of a cult comprised of so-called holy warriors who commit atrocities in the name of God. If by freedom we mean civil society as opposed to theocracy, democracy as opposed to tyranny, then freedom has indeed been attacked. And if freedom is to endure, it will be due in no small measure to the valour of these few. We do well to honour those who do our bidding in this conflict. For if ever there was a just war, this is it. And justice, if not infinite, will be long in coming.

(In stating this opinion, I do not mean to exclude the possibility or even the desirability of dissent. On the contrary, freedom gives an open society strength to the extent that dissent is tolerated, even encouraged. We are weak, both as a society and as individuals, to the extent that we condemn it. This war, if that is indeed what it is, is nothing if it is not a war against intolerance. To proclaim divine inerrancy for our views, and to vilify those who do not share them, is to join with the enemy.)

In the list below, I have included special forces that have been, are, or will likely be involved in antiterrorist operations. I am aware that the Canadian Airborne Regiment was disbanded after being disgraced and dishonoured, first by the murder of Ahmed Afraraho Aruush on 4 March 1993 and then by the torture and murder of Shidane Arone on 16 March 1993, both crimes committed by "soldiers" of the regiment's battle group. (See the Report of the Somalia Commission of Inquiry.) In my opinion, disbanding an entire regiment because of the acts of a few right-wing perverts under inept command was an act of political expedience, short-sighted if not cowardly. The regiment should have been given, and could yet be given, an opportunity to regain its honour. That its role in the current conflict is better served by JTF2 and other elite units is a separate issue.

Webmaster, The Telson Spur

For Special Operations Executive (1940-46), see also Intelligence and Security.

The Allied Special Forces Association
(Mike Colton, Hereford, UK)
Australian Special Air Service (Phil McGauchie)
Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) | SpecialOperations.com
BBE Bijzondere Bijstands Eenheid
Blackwater USA (Erik Prince et al., Moyock, North Carolina)
British Royal Marines Commando
The British Special Air Service
British Special Air Service - Training and Weapons of the SAS
Canada's JTF2 (Joint Task Force 2)
The Canadian Airborne Regiment (Robert Prouse)
The Canadian Airborne Regiment (Tim Coderre)
Canadian Special Operations Force Command
(CANSOFCOM, Army.ca Forums)
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
(Chris Thatcher, Vanguard, 2006)
Canadian Special Operations Regiment (Army.ca)
Canadian Special Operations Regiment (Carmel Kilkenny, Radio Canada International, 10 Jan 2006)
Canadian Special Operations Regiment, Creation of
(video, Canadian Army, 13 Dec 2005, updated)
Commandos and Special Operations (Strategy Page)
Counter Terrorist Groups (SpecWarNet)

Counterterrorist Organization Profiles (Terrorism Research Center)
Counter-Terrorist Units (Cagiva)
Delta Force (SpecialOperations.com)
Dutch Army Commandos, Korps Commandotroepen
Enemy of the Reich | A Muslim Woman Defies the Nazis [Noor Inayat Khan, 1914-1944; Madeleine of the Resistance] (film dir. Robert H. Gardner, Unity Productions Foundation, 9 Sep 2014)
-- Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust (London)
Essay: Special Operations Forces and War Crimes by Guerillas (Gregory Raymond Bart, U.S. Navy, 2006) PDF
1st SFOD-Delta "Delta Force" (SpecialForces.net)
First Special Service Force (Alastair Neely)
Fort Bragg (XVIII Airborne Corps)
Fort Drum: Home of the 10th Mountain Division (LI)
French Foreign Legion (Collin Smith)
The Friends of Special Operations Forces
FSK Forsvarets Spesialkommando
FSSF - The Devil's Brigade (Canada at War)
GIGN (France) | SpecialOperations.com

GIGN (Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale)
GSG 9 - Grenzschutzgruppe 9
The Hunt for Bin Laden: Background on the Role of Special Forces in U.S. Military Strategy (The September 11th Source Books, Vol. 6, NSA Electronic Briefing Book No. 63, 21 Dec 2001)
International Counterterrorist and Hostage Rescue Missions
The Israeli Special Forces Home Page
Jeff's Domain - Special Forces
Joint Task Force 2 (CanadaInfo)
Joint Task Force Two (National Defence Canada)
Joint Task Force Two (JTF-2) | SpecialOperations.com
JTF2: Canada's super-secret commandos
(CBC News Indepth, 15 Jul 2005)
Die Kommando-Kompanie NAGOLD
Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK) | SpecialOperations.com

Metropolitan Police Service - Specialist Operations
(Scotland Yard)
New Zealand Special Air Service
Northbridge Services Group
"Overlord" - Special Forces Home Page
The Parachute Regiment ("Paras," UK) | SpecialOperations.com
Patruljelinks (Denmark)
Royal Marines (UK) | SpecialOperations.com
SAS, British Special Air Service (Huub, NL)
SAS The Special Air Service (Allan Nathanson)
SEAL Homepage (U.S. Navy)
Secret Armies
The Selous Scouts (T. A. L. Dozer)

64 Baker Street | The Women of the Special Operations Executive
Special Air Service Regiment (T. F. Mills, UK)
The Special Air Service: A Short History (James Paul)
Special Air Service (SAS) | SpecialOperations.com
Special Forces Association Home Page
Special Forces Green Berets (MacDill AFB, Tampa)
SpecialForces.net (US Military Special Operations)
Special Forces of the World - Teams (Jeff's Domain)
Special Forces Search Engine (SFAHQ.com)
Special Forces Units (SpecWarNet)
The Special Operations Association

Special Operations Bibliography (comp. Glenda Armstrong, Air University Library, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, May 2006)
SpecialOperations.com (Tom Hunter)
Special Operations Executive (SOE) Agents in France (Nigel Perrin)
Special Operations Executive F Section
Special Operations Executive | Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan, GC, MBE, CdG (Tom Lipscombe)
Special Operations Links (SpecialForces.net)
Special Operations Online (James Simpson)
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
SpecWarNet.com Special Warfare Webpage
Tactical Tracking Operations School (David Scott-Donelan)
10th Mountain Division Association, Inc.
10th Mountain Division | SpecialOperations.com

Tribute to the Unsung Heroes of 624 (SD) Squadron RAF (Ron McKeon)
United States Army Ranger Association
United States Special Operations Command
-- Special Operations Acquisition and Logistics Center (Tampa)
United States Special Operations | SpecialOperations.com
U.S. Army Rangers (Airborne) | SpecialOperations.com
U.S. Army Special Forces - "Green Berets" | SpecialOperations.com
US Navy Seals Team 6 Links (SpecialForces.net)
USSOCOM Posture Statement 2006 (United States Special Operations Command) PDF
U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress (Andrew Feickert, CRS Report for Congress, 28 Sep 2004, updated) PDF
U.S. Rescue & Special Operations Group - Home Page
Virtuelles Hauptquartier des Kommando Spezialkräte (KSK)


Afghanistan: The Humanitarian Crisis

Afghan Issues (U.S. Bureau of South Asian Affairs)
Afghanistan (bibliography compiled by Darlene Chandler, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama)
Afghanistan (CARE Info Center Special Report)
Afghanistan (CBC News Indepth, 24 Nov 2005)
Afghanistan (Section 3 of UK House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, Seventh Report, 29 Jul 2004)
The Afghanistan Analyst: An Online Resource for Researching Afghanistan (Christian Bleuer, Australian National University)
Afghanistan - Board of Inquiry | Tarnak Farm 2002
(VCDS Group, National Defence Canada)
Afghanistan Conflict Monitor (Human Security Report Project, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University)
Afghanistan Crisis (Oxfam)
Afghanistan Drug Industry: Structure, Functioning, Dynamics, and Implications for Counter-Narcotics Policy (ed. Doris Buddenberg & William A. Byrd, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, 28 Nov 2006) PDF
Aghanistan: Elections, Constitution, and Government (Kenneth Katzman, CRS Report for Congress, 25 May 2006) PDF
Afghanistan: The Human Crisis (CNN Special)
Afghanistan Humanitarian Update (UNHCR)
Afghanistan Information Management Service (UNDP)
Afghanistan International Involvement Links (EurasiaNet)
Afghanistan in 2006: A Survey of the Afghan People (Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 9 Nov 2006)
Afghanistan: Is the country collapsing? (CBC News, 15 Feb 2007)
Afghanistan: Judicial Reform and Transitional Justice
(International Crisis Group, 28 Jan 2003)
Afghanistan on the Edge: A World at Risk of Winning the Urban Battle, Losing the Rural War, Abandoning the Regional Solution (John Godges, RAND Review, Summer 2007)
Afghanistan Peace Association
Afghanistan Peace Organization
Afghanistan: Post-War Governance, Security, and U.S. PolicyPost-War Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy (Kenneth Katzman, CRS Report for Congress, 17 Mar 2006) PDF
Afghanistan Reconstruction (Development Gateway)
Afghanistan Recovery (UN Development Programme)
Afghanistan's Uncertain Transition from Turmoil to Normalcy (Barnett R. Rubin, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, Apr 2006)
Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the US: Selected Internet Resources
(UC Berkeley Library)
Afghanistan Unveiled (Brigitte Brault et al., PBS Independent Lens, 2003)
The Afghan Mellat (Afghan Social Democratic Party)
Afghan Politics (Afghanistan Online)

Afghan Refugees (CBC News Indepth Backgrounder)
Afghan Refugees Crisis and Drought (AfghanPeople.com)
The Afghan Refugee Crisis (UNHCR)
Afghans for Civil Society (Qayum Karzai et al.)
AfghanWebLinks (Asian Educational Media Service)
Afghan Women (Nikki Katz, About.com)
The Afghan Women Library (Students In Free Enterprise, Carnegie Mellon University)
The Afghan Women's Mission (dir. Steve Panners et al.)
Afghan Women's Network
After Sept. 11: Essays on Recovery (Kamran Asdar Ali et al., SSRC, 2001)
The Aid and Reconstruction Agenda for Afghanistan
(Michael E. O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution, 19 Dec 2001)
America's Fund for Afghan Children
Are We Winning the War on Terrorism? A Report from Afghanistan (Transcript of Philip H. Gordon, mod., Brookings Institution Foreign Policy Studies Briefing, Washington, DC, 19 Jan 2006)
Assistance Afghanistan Site (United Nations ProMIS)
A-10A Friendly Fire Incident 4 September 2006, Panjwayi District, Afghanistan (Board of Inquiry convened by Lieutenant-General Michel Gauthier, Commander Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, 22 Sep 2006; declassified 13 Jul 2007) PDF
-- Op MEDUSA Board of Inquiry (DND/CF, 13 Jul 2007)
-- Friendly Fire (CBC News Indepth, 6 Jun 2005, updated)
Boomer's Legacy (Maureen Eykelenboom, Comox, British Columbia)
Canada in the war logs (Amber Hildebrandt, CBC News)
Canada's Casualties (CBC)
Child Alert Afghanistan: Martin Bell reports on children caught in war (UNICEF, 25 Oct 2007)
The Children of War Homepage (Najib Aziz et al.)

Civilian Deaths - The Human Cost of War (American Civil Liberties Union)
Claims Filed Under the Foreign Claims Act by Civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq (American Civil Liberties Union, 12 Apr 2007)
Constitutional Commission Afghanistan (Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan)
Countering Afghanistan's Insurgency: No Quick Fixes
(International Crisis Group, Brussels, 2 Nov 2006)
Countering the Insurgency in Afghanistan: Losing Friends and Making Enemies (The Senlis Council, London, 14 Feb 2007)
Crisis in Afghanistan (ed. Z. Mustapha)
Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of ex-combatants (DDR) in Afghanistan: constraints and limited capabilities (Simonetta Rossi & Antonio Giustozzi, Crisis States Research Centre, Jun 2006) PDF
Educational Resources Focusing on Afghanistan and the Islamic World
(Asian Educational Media Service, UIUC)
Elections in Afghanistan (Wilfried Derksen, Electionworld.org)
Ending Afghanistan's Civil War (James Dobbins, testimony presented before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, RAND Corporation, 30 Jan 2007) PDF
Enduring Freedom: Humanitarian Relief Mission
(USAFE Air Drop Web Site)
G21 Day One - War on Women (Rod Amis)
Hanging people for what they believe (Rex Murphy, CBC News Commentary, 22 Mar 2006)
HASCO - Help Afghan School Children (Vienna)
HelpAfghanWomen.com - A Project of the Feminist Majority
Help The Afghan Children Inc.
Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA)
Humanitarian Crisis - Afghan Refugees (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)
Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan (CIDA)
Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan (UN Daily Highlights)
Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan (UN In Focus)

Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan Region (UNICEF)
Humanitarian Efforts (U.S. Bureau of South Asian Affairs)
Humanity Denied: Systematic Violations of Women's Rights in Afghanistan (Human Rights Watch, 29 Oct 2001)
Institute for Afghan Studies
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan
(Reyko Huang, CDI Terrorism Project)
ISAF Kabul (International Security Assistance Force)
ISAF - Operation Fingal (UK Ministry of Defence)
Islamic Transitional State of Afghanistan
Issues Affecting Internet Use in Afghanistan and Developing Countries in the Middle East (Elham Ghashghai & Rosalind Lewis, RAND, 2002)
Kandahar Report | Canada in Kandahar: No Peace to Keep
(The Senlis Council, London, 28 Jun 2006)
Malalai Joya, Defense Committee for (Afhanistan)
Malalai Joya, Interview with (NOW, with David Brancacchio, 2 Mar 2007)
Malalai Joya, Interview with (Daljit Dhaliwal, 31 Aug 2007; from A Woman Among Warlords, PBS Wide Angle, 12 Sep 2007; transcript) PDF
NATO in Afghanistan: A Test of the Transatlantic Alliance
(Paul Gallis, CRS Report for Congress, 22 Aug 2006)
The Once and Future King? From the Secret Files on King Zahir's Reign in Afghanistan, 1970-1973 (ed. William Burr, The September 11th Source Books, Vol.4, NSA Electronic Briefing Book No. 59, 26 Oct 2001)
Operation Fingal (International Security Assistance Force, UK)
PBS Online NewsHour -- Rebuilding Afghanistan
Peaceful Tomorrows, September Eleventh Families for
P.E.A.C.E Initiative (UNDP)
Peacekeeping and the U.N. (Council on Foreign Relations)
The Plight of Afghanistan (U.S. Department of State)
The Plight of the Afghan Woman (Afghanistan Online)
Protecting Refugees: Global Operations in Afghanistan (UNHCR)
RANA-FM (Radio Kandahar)
ReliefWeb: Afghanistan

Remember the Women of Afghanistan (CatEcumen)
Report of the Security Council Mission to Afghanistan, 11 to 16 November 2006 (United Nations Security Council, 6 Dec 2006) PDF
Report on the Taliban's War Against Women (U.S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, 17 Nov 2001)
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
RFE/RL Afhanistan Report (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
The Roashans | Afghanistan (Masood Roashan et al.)
Saving Afghanistan (Barnett R. Rubin, Foreign Affairs, Jan-Feb 2007)
A Soldier's Life (Russell D. Storring, CBC News Analysis & Viewpoint)
Stop the Abuse of Women and Girls in Afghanistan (NOW Foundation)
Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan (Feminist Majority Foundation)
Stop the Taliban War Against Women Petition
(Caroline Forell & Donna Matthews)
Testing the West's values in Afghanistan (Jim Reed, CBC News Viewpoint, 24 Mar 2006)
3 PPCLI | 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
"Tribes" and Warlords in Southern Afghanistan, 1980-2005 (Antonio Giustozzi & Noor Ullah, Crisis States Research Centre, Sep 2006) PDF
Understanding Afhanistan: Land in Crisis (National Geographic)
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
UNICEF Emergencies Afghanistan
USAID: Helping Afghanistan (U.S. Agency for International Development)
U.S. Assistance to Women in Afghanistan and Iraq: Challenges and Issues for Congress (Rhoda Margesson & Daniel Kronenfeld, CRS Report for Congress, 5 Jan 2006) PDF

WAPHA - Women's Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan
War Child Canada
War Report - Iraq War and Afghan Aftermath
(Project on Defense Alternatives)
Weblinks on the War in Afghanistan (Susan M. Pojer)
Winning in Afghanistan: How to Face the Rising Threat (Anthony H. Cordesman, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington, DC, 12 Dec 2006) PDF
Women for Afghan Women
W4W Afghanistan (Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan)
WHO - Emergency and Humanitarian Action: Background for Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis (World Health Organization)
Windfalls of War: U.S. Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan
(The Center for Public Integrity)
A Woman Among Warlords, with Anchor Daljit Dhaliwal (film dir. Eva Mulvad, PBS Wide Angle, 12 Sep 2007)
Women and Girls in Afghanistan (U.S. State Dept., 10 Mar 1998)
Women and Girls in Afghanistan (U.S. State Dept., 30 Oct 2001)
Women in Afghanistan: A Human Rights Catastrophe
(Amnesty International, London, 1995)
Women in Afghanistan: The Violations Continue
(Amnesty International, Jun 1997)
Women's Health and Human Rights in Afghanistan
(Zohra Rasekh et al., JAMA 280:449-455, 5 Aug 1998)
Women Under the Taliban Control (Nikki V. Katz, About.com)
WomenWatch - Afghan Women (UN)

See also The Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq (below), Disaster and Global Emergency, Policy and Development, Social and Economic Justice, and State of the World

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