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U.S. support for Yemen govt. critical for AQAP fight, says State Dept. official

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula continues to pose an immediate security threat to Yemen and to the United States, despite the central government's recovery of territory in the south previously under AQAP control, a State Department official told a Nov. 19 House panel.

Boston Marathon bombings altered views on terrorism

Before the Boston attack, 13.3 percent of respondents said a terrorist attack in the United States was extremely, very or somewhat likely. That figure jumped to 26.9 percent after the attack.

Boston Marathon bombings altered views on terrorism

Before the Boston attack, 13.3 percent of respondents said a terrorist attack in the United States was extremely, very or somewhat likely. That figure jumped to 26.9 percent after the attack.

Lengthy deliberation ends as State Dept. labels Boko Haram foreign terrorist organization

The State Department designated Boko Haram and splinter group Ansaru, both Nigeria-based militant groups, as foreign terrorist organizations Nov. 13. "We took this step after very careful consideration, and I know you think it was too long," said Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the department's assistant secretary for African affairs, during a House hearing.

Lengthy deliberation ends as State Dept. labels Boko Haram foreign terrorist organization

The State Department designated Boko Haram and splinter group Ansaru, both Nigeria-based militant groups, as foreign terrorist organizations Nov. 13. "We took this step after very careful consideration, and I know you think it was too long," said Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the department's assistant secretary for African affairs, during a House hearing.

Terrorism fails because the public doesn't trust terrorists to stop, paper says

Terrorism typically fails in achieving its demands, and a reason for that is citizens of target countries don't see terrorist tactics as fully independent from those demands--creating a "credibility paradox" for terrorist groups, writes Max Abrhams, a Northeastern University academic.

Terrorism fails because the public doesn't trust terrorists to stop, paper says

Terrorism typically fails in achieving its demands, and a reason for that is citizens of target countries don't see terrorist tactics as fully independent from those demands--creating a "credibility paradox" for terrorist groups, writes Max Abrhams, a Northeastern University academic.

Drone strikes may be effective for counterterrorism, but not counterinsurgency, says study

As a tool against counterinsurgency, air strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles have limited effectiveness--but there's reason to think that drone strikes "might achieve their objectives in a more narrowly circumscribed counterterrorism" campaign, concludes a paper published by the Strategic Studies Institute.

Drone strikes may be effective for counterterrorism, but not counterinsurgency, says study

As a tool against counterinsurgency, air strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles have limited effectiveness--but there's reason to think that drone strikes "might achieve their objectives in a more narrowly circumscribed counterterrorism" campaign, concludes a paper published by the Strategic Studies Institute.

Cities say they need more federal help for nuclear attacks

Officials in major cities have indicated they need more federal guidance to prepare for the immediate response to a nuclear or radiological attack. The Government Accountability Office surveyed emergency managers in 27 large cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, about response plans for nuclear and radiological attacks for a report dated Sept. 30.