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2010-08-02 15:56:18

P300 brain waves correlated to guilty knowledge in mock terrorism scenarios in lab Imagine technology that allows you to get inside the mind of a terrorist to know how, when and where the next attack will occur. That's not nearly as far-fetched as it seems, according to a new Northwestern University study. Say, for purposes of illustration, that the chatter about an imminent terrorist attack is mounting, and specifics about the plan emerge, about weapons that will be used, the date of such a...

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2010-07-02 10:05:00

Or Must Authorities Trade Off Some Human Rights to Reduce Terrorism? A new research symposium investigates the interrelationships between terrorism and governmental respect for human rights, regarding both how political authorities respond to terrorist violence and how human rights abuses can predict subsequent terrorist attacks. Responding to a lack of systematic evidence and granular data on the linkages between these two areas, the symposium addresses issues both domestic and...

2010-07-01 15:22:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research symposium investigates the interrelationships between terrorism and governmental respect for human rights, regarding both how political authorities respond to terrorist violence and how human rights abuses can predict subsequent terrorist attacks. Responding to a lack of systematic evidence and granular data on the linkages between these two areas, the symposium addresses issues both domestic and international, ranging from...

2010-06-02 09:00:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International counterterrorism efforts appear to be stifling the ability of terrorist groups to mount significant attacks on the scale of those of September 11, 2001, according to the 2010 Aon Terrorism Threat Map, issued today by Aon Crisis Management, a business practice of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041215/CGW049LOGO) According to the analysis, al-Qaida in particular is being forced...

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2010-03-01 10:35:00

Jihadist terror organizations have set economic terrorism as their new target, intending to harm and paralyze Western economies, the United Sates in particular, claims Prof. Gabriel Weimann, expert researcher of terrorism over the Internet at the University of Haifa. Prof. Weimann monitored websites hosted by terrorist and terrorism-supporting organizations and concludes: "For the Jihadists, the present economic crisis signifies an ideal opportunity and platform to leverage a economic...

2010-02-19 16:42:00

CAIR says 'terrorism' label meaningless if it only applies to Muslims WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, February 22, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters to express concerns over what the civil rights group says is a double standard on the use of the label "terrorism" as it relates to acts of violence committed by people who are not Muslims. WHAT: CAIR News Conference to Challenge Double...

2010-01-19 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Terrorist suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's attempt to ignite explosives aboard a Northwest Airlines Flight on Christmas day was the latest in a series of recent domestic terrorist plots against the U.S. This near tragic incident has sparked a great deal of debate about why it occurred, who is to blame and what should be done to prevent its repetition. However, according to global security expert Steve Lee, who has provided commentary to such news...

2010-01-13 06:46:00

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, January 13 /PRNewswire/ -- People around the world have come to learn the terrible cost of terrorism - and that tough measures are needed to combat it. When 3,000 people died in New York and Washington D.C. on one day in September 2001, the United States and the United Kingdom, plus other ally governments, responded by mounting an unprecedented war on terror. When 56 people died in London on one day in July 2005, the UK Government asked its Parliament to...

2009-12-23 03:29:00

STRASBOURG, France, December 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the European Parliament attentively followed the unfolding of the latest surge strategy for Afghanistan by President Barack Obama and issued a letter stating their apprehension about increasing the number of American Troops and sought additional forces from NATO allies. They question how an operation ending in 2011 can achieve to eradicate Al Qaeda, when the current operation, which has so far lasted over eight years, has till...

2009-12-02 09:26:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The attacks of 9/11 and subsequent American actions irrevocably changed the political, military and legal landscapes of U.S. national security. Terrorists threw out the old rules of war but the United States still has not decided on the new ones. Legislating the War on Terror reveals just how much work there is to be done and offers a fresh set of ideas for how to begin. It presents an agenda for reforming the statutory law governing this new...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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