President Obama will make decisions about national security, international terrorism, and efforts initiated under the flag of the "war on terror" with the help of a team of military, intelligence and diplomatic advisers.
Leon Panetta, a longtime denizen of US politics and policy worlds, is the director of the CIA in the Obama Administration
Al Shabab is a militant Islamist group in Somalia.
Profile of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat
The Global War on Terror, the governing theory of terrorism and foreign policy lens of the Bush era, has evolved into the concept of a global Islamic insurgency
The Iraq War was promoted by the Bush Administration as a key front in the Global War on Terrorism. Obama came to power in part on his promise to end the Iraq War. Find the history of key war events and themes here, as they relate to the war on terror and terrorism.
The concept of narcoterrorism has evolved since it was folded into the war on terror.
Activists, journalists and other longtime observers of conflict zones have begun to label systematic rape a form of terrorism in the ongoing hostilities in the
Nearly a decade after it began, the war in Afghanistan is considered the United States most pressing military challenge. This guide to the war in Afghanistan gives background to the war and its actors.
Narcoterrorism has been used to describe terrorist acts by drug traffickers and the use of drug trafficking by armed groups to support their activities.