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Terrorism: Government Information


Looking for U.S. Government Documents?

The United States federal government produces many documents - available in print and electronically - relating to terrorism.  This is a great resource for primary source documents. One of the easiest ways to find them is to type in some keywords into SearchPlus and then use the facet fields on the left to restrict your search to government documents.

Federal Agency Websites

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Counterterrorism.  The primary mission of the Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) is to forge partnerships with non-state actors, multilateral organizations, and foreign governments to advance the counterterrorism objectives and national security of the United States. Working with our U.S. Government counterterrorism team, CT takes a leading role in developing coordinated strategies to defeat terrorists abroad and in securing the cooperation of international partners.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bioterrorism Page.

CIA and the War on Terrorism.

FBI, Terrorism Page.

FEMA, Terrorism Page.   Are you ready?

Homeland Security, Preventing Terrorism Page.I

ICE, Counterterrorism and Criminal Exploitation Unit.

Library of Congress, Law Library, Terrorism Resources Portal.  Focuses on legal aspects.

National Counterterrorism Center.  Be sure to check out NCTC’s Counterterrorism Calendar which provides information on known terrorist groups, individual terrorists, and technical information on topics such as biological and chemical threats.   The Calendar also marks dates that terrorists may believe are important if planning attacks to commemorate particular events.

U.S. Department of Justice, The Criminal Justice System as a Counterterrorism Tool

U.S. House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.  Use Proquest Congressional to identify publications.

U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Use Proquest Congressional to identify publications.

Australian National Security

UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office.

Security Service MI5 : International Terrorism

International and NGO Agency Websites

Association of Southeast Asian Nations.  Type in terrorism in search box to retrives official documents, reports, agreements, etc.

Council of Europe Country Profiles on counter-terrorist capacity

NATO and the Fight Against Terrorism.  Terrorism poses a real and serious threat to the security and safety of the Alliance and its members. It is a global threat that knows no border, nationality or religion – a challenge that the international community must tackle together. NATO’s work on counter-terrorism focuses on improved threat awareness and preparedness, developing adequate capabilities and enhancing engagement with partner countries and other international actors.

OAS Interamerican Committee Against Terrorism.

United Nations Action to Counter Terrorism.

United Nations Counterterrorism Strategy. (UNODA)

United Nations Security Council


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