Narcoterrorism has been used to describe terrorist acts by drug traffickers and the use of drug trafficking by armed groups to support their activities.
Suicide bombers transform themselves into human weapons.
Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province, a mountainous region between Pakistan and Afghanistan, has been an unannounced front in the U.S. war on terror since its beginning in 2001.
Terrorism is a distinct from both war and random violent crimes, as this definition of terrorism explains.
Baghdad, a central location in the Iraq war, is one of the world's oldest cities and home to one of its newest conflicts.
Retinal scans are among the most intrusive, but also the most accurate, biometric identification techniques
Persistent Surveillance is a term of art used by the military to describe their ability to surveill changes on a landscape over time and make use of them in a networked environment.
Chemical detection systems are designed to prevent and assess attacks with chemical agents such as nerve gas or cyanide.
Genetic algorithms are a data mining technique with several counterterrorism applications.
A definition of terrorism from Computer Science Professor, Dorothy Denning.
Abu Ghraib is an Iraqi province, and the location of the Abu Ghraib prison. Release of U.S. troops' torturing US soldiers in 2004 linked the name to scandal.
OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy goals, and maintains the OFAC SDN list. American firms must be aware of OFAC compliance requirements.
The U.S. prohibits firms from transacting with Specially Designated Nationals, including terrorists and terrorist organizations
Eco terrorism is a recently coined term describing violence in the interests of environmentalism
Car Bombing, a favored terrorist tactic, turns vehicles into weapons
Dirty Bomb is the colloquial name for a Radiological Dispersal Device
Mujahideen, or "strivers," fought -- and won against--the Soviet Army after their invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.
The use of metal detectors to identify weapons such as knives and guns, as well as mines, has made them a key anti-terrorism and airline safety technology.
Federal Air Marshals are special agents who travel incognito on high-risk airline flights.
The illegal seizure of an aircraft, ship or vehicle is a long-established terrorist tactic.
A number of prominent scholars of terrorism now agree that the dynamics of group, or organizational, or social psychology are more important than individual psychology to understand terrorism.
Waterboarding, an interrogation technique that has been used in the War on Terror, remains controversial.
Hooding terrorism suspects has been practiced at Guantanamo Bay, and in Iraq, notably at Abu Ghraib prison.
Sleep deprivation is among the techniques used in interrogating terrorism suspects.
Extraordinary Renditions are the transport of foreign terrorism suspects to third countries for interrogation.