14 Oct 1999

World Trade Center Bombers Resentenced

Four Muslim militants convicted of bombing the World Trade Center were resentenced in federal court Wednesday as one of them warned that the United States may splinter like the Soviet Union. The District Judge in the case had some interesting comments for the four men. Full Article

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13 Oct 1999

Nightline Bioterrorism Discussion

On Tuesday evening, ABC&#039s Nightline held a discussion on Biowar/Bioterrorism. SecDef Cohen, Secretary Donna Shalala, and NSC advisor Richard Clarke were all interviewed. Unedited Transcript and the Real Video of the interview are available. (Please note – the Real Video component does not contain the full interview.)

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13 Oct 1999

Charleston Considers Labeling KKK a Terrorist Group

CNN reports that the city of Charleston is considering labeling the KKK as a terrorist organization in order to prevent them from holding public marches. We invite you to share your comments on this subject in our forum area. CNN Article

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13 Oct 1999

Travel Advisory – Pakistan

The State Department has issued a travel advisory relating the events that took place yesterday in Pakistan. Unconfirmed analysis also indicates that counterterrorist professionals should be concerned with the new government&#039s potential ties to bin Laden. Advisory

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12 Oct 1999

Nichols Loses Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday let stand the sentence of life in prison and the conviction of Terry Nichols for conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The Supreme Court rejected the appeal without comment or dissent. Reuters Story

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11 Oct 1999

Terrorism list updated by U.S.

More detail on the U.S. State Departments newly up-dated list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. The organization headed by Osama bin Laden is added to the list. AP News, CNN

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11 Oct 1999

The Boom in bioterror funds

An article by US News and World Report concerning the billions of dollars flowing into the response to bioterrorism. The article suggests that the threat analysis justifying the funding may not be as credible as prior thought. US News

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11 Oct 1999

NY Times Story – Gaps in Biological Defenses

The NY Times has a story on the outbreak of West Nile virus in New York City. On an interesting note, Reuters reported over the weekend that the FBI was investigating the outbreak as a potential attempt at bioterrorism. NY Times Story

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08 Oct 1999

CIP Hearing Testimony Available

The testimony from the hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information on “Critical Information Infrastructure Protection: the Threat is Real” is now available. Read the testimony

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08 Oct 1999

Critical Infrastructure Protection Funding in Budget Ammendment

GovExec.com is reporting that there is a budget item for Critical Infrastructure Protection and computer security in a $611 million mid-year fiscal 2000 budget ammendment. The total designated for CIP and security enhancements is $39 million with $8.4 million earmarked for the federal intrusion detection initiative known at FIDNET. Full

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