Terrorism Incidents – Links and Resources



  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): The War on Terrorism
    Includes reports, statements, remarks and other documents concerning terrorist threats, as well as FAQs, a chemical/biological/radiological handbook and links to other U.S. government web sites dealing with terrorism.
  • Counterterrorism Calendar
    Online version features terrorism information, terrorist profiles, terrorist group details, as well as an interactive timeline and interactive map.
  • Homeland Security
    Part of the White House’s web site dealing with national security, the Office of Homeland Security site has a list of responsibilities for the Office, a link to the executive order establishing the Office, links to press briefings and information from other federal agencies on terrorism.
  • National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
    The Commission “(also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, is chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.” The web site contains staff statements presented at public hearings, a schedule of hearings, archives of audio, video and transcripts from the public hearings, reports and press releases. Its final report, released Thursday, July 22, 2004 is available from the commission’s web site and from the Government Printing Office (GPO) web site.
  • National Counterterrorism Center
    NCTC serves as the primary organization in the U.S. government for integrating and analyzing all intelligence pertaining to terrorism possessed or acquired by the U.S. government (except purely domestic terrorism); serves as the central and shared knowledge bank on terrorism information; provides all-source intelligence support to government-wide counterterrorism activities; establishes the information technology (IT) systems and architectures within the NCTC and between the NCTC and other agencies that enable access to, as well as integration, dissemination, and use of, terrorism information.
  • Rewards for Justice
    The Rewards Program, a counter-terrorism rewards program “established by the 1984 Act to Combat International Terrorism, Public Law 98-533, …is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security.” The web site lists a number of terrorist acts with brief descriptions and photos. Rewards are offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for such acts.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Web site of the federal agency, with news, threat advisory status, information on the organization of the agency, sections on travel and transportation, immigration, threats and protection, and emergencies and disasters, with a link to a special section on citizen preparedness.
  • U.S. Department of State: Counterterrorism Office
    The Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism coordinates all U.S. government efforts to improve counterterrorism cooperation with foreign governments. The web page links to specialty units, reports, actions on countering terrorism, official statements, documents, Congressional legislation, press briefings and testimony, and related web sites.
  • U.S. Department of State, International Information Programs: Response to Terrorism
    This web page on terrorism includes several special reports, official texts and commentary, publications, facts sheets, chronologies, and links to related web sites.
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury: Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
    OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorism sponsoring organizations and international narcotics traffickers. Includes a section on sanctions program and country summaries
  • U.S. Institute of Peace: Coping with Terrorism: the Challenge of Political Warfare
    Summary of the work and role of the U.S. Institute of Peace in facilitating meetings convened “under the aegis of the International Research Group on Political Violence.” Contains a discussion of the most recent Current Issues Briefing: Coping With Terrorism: Challenges and Responses, held on September 21, 2001. Also includes links to the audio and video files from the briefing, related reports and annotated web links pages.