Updated Dec. 7, 2004.
Hundreds of documents, news stories, reports, and
websites deal with the terrorist attacks and their aftermath. The following
links provide only a fraction of the available sources; the focus is on
government and legal materials. See also the list of Law
Review Articles on Terrorism, http://lib.law.washington.edu/ref/terrorart.html
and the Website of the Week for April 14, 2003: Armed
Force in Iraq.
Contact Cheryl Nyberg at email@example.com
to suggest additional sources.
As the response to the attacks developed into the war on Iraq, the number of
websites and documents has swollen to an incredible number. This website is no
longer being regularly updated. Please refer to several of the
Portals listed below for more current information and
Information and Documents
Many U.S. and state government agencies maintain
websites and produce documents dealing with the Sept. 11 attacks and their
legal, military, and political aftermath. The links provided here are only a
sample of the information that is available.
- FirstGov, America Responds to Terrorism, http://www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Usgresponse.shtml
- Ready.gov, http://www.ready.gov/.
Preparing for terrorist attacks: biological, chemical, explosion, nuclear,
- Oklahoma Department of Libraries,
Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of
Terrorism & the Attacks of September 11, 2001, http://www.odl.state.ok.us/usinfo/terrorism/911.htm
9-1-1 Commission, see National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the
President / White House
- America Responds to Terrorism, http://www.whitehouse.gov/response/
- Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Terrorist
Attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001: Message from the President
of the United States Transmitting Notification that the National Emergency
Declared with Respect to the Terrorist Attacks on the United States of
September 11, 2001 is to Continue in Effect Beyond September 14, 2004,
Pursuant to 50 U.S.C. 1622(d). 2004. United States. (House Document 108-212. Y
- The Global War on Terrorism, The First 100
- Homeland Security, http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/
- National Security Strategy of the
United States of America, http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/nss.html
- National Strategy for Combatting Terrorism (Feb. 2003). http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/02/counter_terrorism/counter_terrorism_strategy.pdf
- National Strategy for Homeland Security (July 2002). http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/book/index.html
- National Strategy for the Physical
Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets, http://www.whitehouse.gov/pcipb/physical.html
- National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction (Dec. 2002). http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/12/WMDStrategy.pdf
- National Strategy to Secure
- Periodic Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Persons Who
Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism: Message from the
President of the United States Transmitting a 6-Month Periodic Report
on the National Emergency with Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten
to Commit, or Support Terrorism That Was Declared in Executive Order
13224 of September 23, 2001, pursuant to 50 U.S.C. 1641(c) and 50
U.S.C. 1703(c) (2003). Y 1.1/7:108-52.http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS30623,
- President Bush's speech, Sept. 20, 2001,
(video and audio). http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/v37no38.html
- Report on Efforts in the Global War on Terrorism: Communication from the President of the United States Transmitting a Report, Consistent with the War Powers Resolution and
Public Law 107-40, to Keep Congress Informed on United States Efforts in the Global War on Terrorism (2003). Y 1.1/7:108-53.
- 2003 Report to Congress on Combating Terrorism (Sept. 2003). 70 pages. PrEx 2.37:2003.
- 2002 Annual Report to Congress on Combating Terrorism (June 24, 2002). 104
- 2001 Annual Report to Congress on Combating Terrorism, 108
Homeland Security Department, http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/
- Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan (Nov. 25, 2002).
- DHS Challenges in Consolidating Terrorist Watch List Information (2004).
- Homeland Security Advisory System, http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=29.
Red, orange, yellow, blue, and green: what do the colors mean?
- Press Room, http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/theme_home8.jsp.
Press releases, speeches, testimony, press kits.
- Securing Our Homeland: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Strategic Plan,
2004. 56 pages.
Civil Rights Commission
Defense Department, http://www.defenselink.mil/
- Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism
Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (Gilmore Commission),
http://www.rand.org/nsrd/terrpanel/. Established by Public Law 105-261,
section 1405 (Oct. 17, 1998); term extended by Public Law 107-107,
section 1514 (Dec. 28, 2001)
- DoD Issues Military Commission
Instructions, May 2, 2003, http://www.defenselink.mil/news/May2003/b05022003_bt297-03.html.
- Guidance on Military Commission Instructions
- Crimes and Elements for Trials by Military
- Responsibilities of the Chief Prosecutor, Prosecutors, and
Assistant Prosecutors, http://www.defenselink.mil/news/May2003/d20030430milcominstno3.pdf
- Responsibilities of the Chief Defense Counsel, Detailed Defense
Counsel, and Civilian Defense Counsel,
- Qualification of Civilian Defense
- Reporting Relationships for Military Commission
- Sentencing, http://www.defenselink.mil/news/May2003/d20030430milcominstno7.pdf
- Administrative Procedures, http://www.defenselink.mil/news/May2003/d20030430milcominstno8.pdf
- Defend America: U.S. Department of
Defense News about the War on Terrorism, http://www.defendamerica.mil/
- DefenseLINK, http://www.defenselink.mil/news/briefings.html.
Transcripts of news briefings by Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld and
- Final Report of the Independent Panel to Review DOD Detention Operations
(Aug. 2004). 126 pages.
Personality Identification Playing Cards (2003) D 1.2:2003011272.
- Procedures for Trials by Military
Commissions of Certain Non-United States Citizens in the War Against
Terrorism (May 21, 2002). (Military Commission Order No. 1) http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2002/d20020321ord.pdf
- Safeguarding Privacy in the Fight Against Terrorism Report of the
Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee (March 2004. 119 pages.
Report to Congress Regarding the Terrorism Information Awareness
Program: In Response to Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003,
Pub. L. No. 108-7, Division M, [Subsection] 111(b) (2003).
- Other publications and reports, http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/
- United States Central Command,
International Contributions to the War on Terrorism, http://www.centcom.mil/Operations/Coalition/joint.htm
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency,
Government Accountability Office, http://www.gao.gov
(formerly, General Accounting Office)
Collections--Homeland Security, http://www.gao.gov/homelandsecurity.html.
Links to full-text reports and abstract (including many on terrorism). from
Oct. 1998 to date.
- Selected reports include:
- 9/11 Commission Report: Reorganization, Transformation, and Information
Sharing (Aug. 3, 2004). (GAO-04-1033 T) 25 pages.
- Bioterrorism: Federal Research and Preparedness Activities (Sept. 28,
2001). (GAO-01-915) 102 pages. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d01915.pdf
- Bioterrorism: Preparedness Varied
across State and Local Jurisdictions (April 7, 2003). (GAO-03-373)
53 pages. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03373.pdf
Terrorism: Actions Needed to Guide Services' Antiterrorism Efforts at
Terrorism: Actions Needed to Improve Force Protection for DOD
Deployments Through Domestic Seaports (2002). (GAO-03-15)
- Combating Terrorism: Department of
State Programs to Combat Terrorism Abroad (Sept. 6, 2002). (GAO-02-1021) 36
- Combating Terrorism: Funding Data Reported to Congress Should Be Improved
(Nov. 26, 2002). (GAO-03-170)
- Combating Terrorism: Observations on Options to Improve the Federal
Response (April 24, 2001). (GAO-01-660 T) 13 pages.
- Combating Terrorism: Selected
Challenges and Related Recommendations (Sept. 20, 2001). (GAO-01-822)
Security: INS Cannot Locate Many Aliens Because It Lacks Reliable
Address Information (2002).
- Homeland Security: Selected Recommendations from Congressionally Chartered
Commissions and GAO. GA1.13:GAO-04-591.
- Review of the Estimates for the Impact of the September 11, 2001,
Terrorist Attacks on New York Tax Revenues. GA1.13:GAO-02-882 R.
- September 11: Small Business
Assistance Provided in Lower Manhattan in Response to the Terrorist
Attacks (Nov. 1, 2002). (GAO-03-88). 34 pages. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0388.pdf.
Health and Human Services Department
Institute of Peace,
Justice Department, http://www.usdoj.gov
- Assessment of the Increased Risk of
Terrorist or Other Criminal Activity Associated with Posting
Off-Site Consequence Analysis Information on the Internet (April
- Conplan: United States Government
Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan (Jan.
- FBI Terrorism / Counterterrorism, http://www.fbi.gov/terrorinfo/counterrorism/waronterrorhome.htm
- FBI, Terrorism,
http://www.fbi.gov/terrorinfo/terrorism.htm. Includes information
on the anthrax investigation, victim witness assistance, and links to
key publications and agencies.
- Final Report of the Special Master for the September 11th Victim
Compensation Fund of 2001 (2004). J 1.2:SE 5/3
- The Immigration and Naturalization Service's Contacts With Two September
11 Terrorists: A Review of the INS's Admissions of Mohamed Atta and Marwan
Alshehhi, Its Processing of Their Change of Status Applications, and Its
Efforts to Track Foreign Students in the United States (May 2002).
and KF4827 .U548 2002 at Classified Stacks.
- Initiative to Combat Post-9.11 Discriminatory Backlash,
- Legal Documents, Terrorism-Related
Includes indictments, criminal complaints, and/or plea agreements
involving John Walker Lindh, Zacarias Moussaoui, and Richard Colvin
- Limitations on the Detention Authority of the Immigration and
Naturalization Service (Feb. 20, 2003). http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/INSDetention.htm
- Local Law Enforcement Responds to
Terrorism: Lessons in Prevention and Preparedness, http://www.usdoj.gov/cops/pdf/cp_resources/pubs_ppse/e02021441.PDF
- Meeting the Needs of the Victims of the September 11th Terrorist
Attacks: Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2002. Report to
Congress (April 2003). http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/infores/911victimsreptocongress03/welcome.html
- National Criminal Justice Reference
Service, Abstracts Database, http://abstractsdb.ncjrs.org/content/AbstractsDB_Search.asp.
Indexes articles, books, and government reports on a wide range of
topics relating to criminal justice. Hundreds of sources described.
- OVC Handbook for Coping after Terrorism: A Guide for Healing and
Recovery (Sept. 2001). http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/infores/cat_hndbk/welcome.html
- Providing Relief to Families after a
Mass Fatality: Roles of the Medical Examiner's Office and the Family
Assistance Center (Nov. 2002). http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/bulletins/prfmf_11_2001/
- Office of the Inspector General,
Report to Congress on Implementation of Section 1001 of the USA
PATRIOT Act (Jan. 22, 2003). 19 pages. http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/2003_01a/final.pdf
- Preserving Life and Liberty,
http://www.lifeandliberty.gov/. Deals with the USA PATRIOT Act, including
speeches, stories, articles, and other items.
- Report from the Field: The USA Patriot Act at Work (July 2004). 29 pages.
- [Report Submitted to Congress on DOJ Investigations under the USA Patriot
Act, May 13, 2002]. http://www.house.gov/judiciary/patriotlet051303.pdf.
Report to Congress on Implementation of Section 1001 of the USA
PATRIOT Act: As Required by Section 1001(3) of Public Law 107-56
Report to Congress on Implementation of Section 1001 of the Patriot Act
27, 2004). 22 pages.
- Resources for Domestic Preparedness, http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp/library/bulletins.htm
- Responding to Terrorism Victims: Oklahoma City and
Beyond (Oct. 2000). http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/infores/respterrorism/welcome.html
- The September 11 Detainees: A Review of the Treatment of Aliens
Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the Investigation of
the September 11 Attacks (June 2003). 239 pages. http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/0603/full.pdf;
press release, http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/0603/press.htm
- State and Local Anti-Terrorism
- Terrorism and International Victims Unit Fact Sheet, http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/factshts/tivu/welcome.html.
Describes the Unit's services and programs.
- Terrorism and Mass Violence, http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/terrorism.htm.
Terrorism in the United States, http://www.fbi.gov/publications/terror/terroris.htm.
Annual reports for 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999.
The USA PATRIOT Act: Preserving Life and Liberty: Uniting and Strengthening
America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct
Terrorism (2003). J1.100:P 27.
- War on Terrorism, http://www.fbi.gov/terrorinfo/terrorism.htm.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the
The Commission (also known as the 9-11 Commission) was an independent,
bipartisan commission created in late 2002. Its purpose was 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 Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to
guard against future attacks. Having issued its final report, the Commission
ceased on Aug. 21, 2004. Commissioners then established a nongovernmental
organization, the 9/11 Public Discourse Project,
- Final Report, 624 pages.
http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/index.htm. HV6432.7 .N385 2004 at
First Interim Report (2003).http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS33276
- Public hearings
- Second public hearing [on Civil Aviation Security], May 22 & 23, 2003.
Includes transcripts and streaming video.
- Third public hearing [on Terrorism, al Qaeda, and the Muslim World],
July 9, 2003. Includes transcript and streaming video.
- Fifth public hearing [on Emergency Preparedness], Nov. 19, 2003.
Includes transcript and streaming video.
- Hearing: Witness, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Assistant to the President for
National Security Affairs, April 8, 2004. 77 pages.
- Sixth Public Hearing [on Security and Liberty], Dec. 8, 2003.
Includes transcript and streaming video.
- Seventh Public Hearing [on Borders, Transportation and Managing Risks,
Jan. 26 & 27, 2004. Includes transcripts and streaming video.
- Eighth Public Hearing . . . [on] Formulation and Conduct of U.S.
Counterterrorism Policy, March 23-24, 2004,
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS49889. Includes transcripts and
- Tenth Public Hearing [on Law Enforcement and the Intelligence
Community], April 13 & 14, 2004. Includes transcripts and streaming video.
- Reports submitted to the Commission
- Staff monographs,
- Staff statements,
- Entry of the 9/11 Hijackers into the United States. 11 pages.
- Three 9/11 Hijackers--Identification, Watchlisting, and Tracking. 11
- The Aviation Security System and the 9/11 Attacks.11 pages.
- The Four Flights. 9 pages.
- Diplomacy. 16 pages.
- The Military. 13 pages.
- Intelligence Policy. 11 pages.
- National Policy Coordination. 12 pages.
Law Enforcement, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence Collection in the
United States Prior to 9/11. 12 pages.
Threats and Responses in 2001. 15 pages.
- The Performance of the Intelligence Community. 12 pages.
- Reforming Law Enforcement, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence
Collection in the United States. 9 pages.
- Emergency Preparedness and Response. 26 pages.
- Crisis Management. 10 pages.
- Overview of the Enemy.12 pages.
- Outline of the 9/11 Plot. 20 pages.
- Improvising a Homeland Defense. 29 pages.
National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
State Department, http://www.state.gov/
- Foreign Terrorist Organizations, http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/2002/12389.htm
- Office of Counterterrorism, http://www.state.gov/s/ct/
- Fact Sheet: Talking about Terrorism (Dec. 2000). http://www.state.gov/www/regions/sa/factsheet_terrorism.html
- Patterns of Global Terrorism, 2001, http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/pgtrpt/2001/
- Patterns of Global Terrorism, 2000, http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/pgtrpt/2000/
- Iraq, Toward Liberation, http://usinfo.state.gov/regional/nea/iraq/.
Includes briefs, list of coalition countries, humanitarian aid, legal
documents, military action, photographs, key documents and reports, and
Treasury Department, http://www.ustreas.gov/
Note: Hearings held by House and Senate
committees are listed below. Under each committee, the hearings are organized
from most recent to earliest. The series of letters and numbers at the
end of each entry are the Superintendent of Documents classification numbers,
which many libraries use to organization their hearings collections.
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in
- International Cooperation in the War
on Terrorism (May 8, 2002). 64 pages. Y4.SE2:107-2-2
- Congressional Research Service
- Collections of CRS reports are
- Terrorism-related publications. Note that many of these documents
are updated irregularly.
- Agroterrorism: Options for Congress (July 17, 2002). 29 pages.
- Al Qaeda after the Iraq Conflict (May 23, 2003). 6 pages. http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/21191.pdf
- Arming Pilots after Terrorism:
Implementation Issues for the Federal Flight Deck Officer
Program (March 25, 2003). 19 pages. http://www.house.gov/htbin/crsprodget?/rl/RL31674
- Critical Infrastructure: Control Systems and the Terrorist
Threat (July 14, 2003). 19 pages.
- Critical Infrastructure Information Disclosure and Homeland
Security (Jan. 29, 2003). 22 pages.
- Department of Homeland Security: Consolidation of Border and
Transportation Security Agencies (May 22, 2003). 27 pages.
- Department of Homeland Security: State and Local Preparedness
Issues (updated May 5, 2003). 20 pages.
- First Responder Initiative: Policy Issues and
Options (updated July 8, 2003). 37 pages.
- Foreign Terrorist Organizations (Feb. 6, 2004). 111 pages.
and Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding,
Organization, and Oversight (July 21, 2003). 6 pages.
Security: 9/11 Victim Relief Funds (March 27, 2003). 16 pages.
- Homeland Security: Protecting
Airliners from Terrorist Missiles (Feb. 12, 2003). 11 pages. http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL31741.pdf
Community and 9/11: Proposals for an Independent Commission (Nov.
6, 2002). 6 pages.
- Intelligence to Counter Terrorism:
Issues for Congress (May 27, 2003). 22 pages. http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL31292.pdf
Plants: Vulnerability to Terrorist Attack (July 28, 2003). 5 pages.
Impacts of Major Counterterrorism Security Actions on Research,
Development, and Higher Education, http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL31354.pdf
- Ricin: Technical Background and Potential Role in Terrorism (Feb. 4,
2004). 6 pages.
- September 11 Insurance Litigation
(June 14, 2002). 6 pages. http://www.house.gov/htbin/crsprodget?/rs/RS21158
- Terrorism and National Security: Issues and Trends (July 29,
2003). 19 pages.
Security Issues Facing the Water Infrastructure Sector (Apr. 1,
2003). 6 pages.
Insurance: The 2002 Marketplace (June 12, 2002). 6 pages.
Insurance in the Post September 11 Marketplace (updated Dec. 7,
2001). 6 pages.
- Terrorism Legislation: Uniting and
Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to
Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act of 2001 (Oct.
- Terrorism, the Future, and U.S.
Foreign Policy (April 11, 2003). 19 pages. http://www.house.gov/htbin/crsprodget?/ib/IB95112
- Terrorism: Section-by-Section
Analysis of the USA PATRIOT Act ( Dec. 2001). , http://library.nps.navy.mil/uhtbin/cgisirsi/Thu+Mar+13+10:34:08+PST+2003/0/520/CRS-RL31200.pdf
Attacks on Seaports: Threat and Response (Aug. 13, 2003). 6 pages.
- Treatment of "Battlefield
Detainees" in the War on Terrorism (April 11, 2002). 47 pages. http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL31367.pdf
- The USA PATRIOT Act: A Sketch (April
18, 2002). 5 pages. http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RS21203.pdf
- USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: A Sketch (Jan. 7, 2004). 6 pages.
- USA PATRIOT Act Sunset: Provisions That Expire on December 31, 2005 (Jan.
2, 2004). 22 pages.
- Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and
- Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Homeland Security: Special Hearings
(April 10 & 11, 2002). 335 pages. Y4.AP6/2:S.HRG.107-410
- Anthrax Decontamination, Special
Hearing (Nov. 28, 2001). 38 pages. Y4.AP6/2:S.HRG.107-364. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS19777
- Emergency Operations Planning and
Response in the Metropolitan Washington Area, Special Hearing (Nov.
14. 2001). 47 pages. Y4.AP6/2:S.HRG.107-255. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS19933
- Local Prevention and Response
Capabilities, Special Hearing (Oct. 25, 2001). 39 pages. Y4.AP6/2:S.HRG.107-336
- Bioterrorism, 2001, Special Hearings
(Oct. 3, 23, Nov. 2, 29, 2001). 255 pages. Y4.AP6/2:S.HRG.107-452
- Airline Security, Special Hearing
(Sept. 20, 2001). 77 pages. Y4.AP6/2:S.HRG.107-480
- Review of the 9/11 Commission's Intelligence Recommendations (Sept. 21 &
22, 2004). Y4.AP 6/2:S.HRG.108-614.
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Department of Defense's Implementation
of the President's Military Order on Detention Treatment and Trial
by Military Commission of Certain Noncitizens in the War on
Terrorism (Dec. 12, 2001). 77 pages. Y4.AR5/3:S.HRG.107-513
- Terrorist Organizations and
Motivations (Nov. 15, 2001). 44 pages. Y4.AR5/3:S.HRG.107-455
- Role of the Department of Defense in
Homeland Security (Oct. 25, 2001). 61 pages. Y4.AR5/3:S.HRG.107-408
- Dark Winter Scenario and Bioterrorism
(Oct. 25, 2001). 40 pages. Y4.AR5/3:S.HRG.107-431
- Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and
- Hawala and Underground Terrorist
Financing Mechanisms (Nov. 14, 2001). 49 pages. Y4.B22/3:S.HRG.107-660
- Transit Safety in the Wake of Sept. 11
(Oct. 4, 2001). 61 pages. Y4.B22/3:S.HRG.107-620
- Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural
Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Review of the
Nation's Infrastructure Security: Hearing . . .
on Ensuring the
Security, Protection, and Preservation of Public Works, Utilities, and
Economic Zones Against Terrorist Attacks (Nov. 1, 2001). Y 4.P
- Air Quality in New York City After the
Sept. 11, 2001 Attacks, Part I (Feb. 11, 2002). 1891 pages.
FEMA's Response to the September 11th Attacks: Hearing . . . on
Effectiveness of the Response by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency to the Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center in New York
City and the Pentagon (Oct. 16, 2001). Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG.107-568.
- Senate Committee on Finance
- The Alias among Us: The Homeland Security and Terrorism Threat from
Document Fraud, Identity Theft, and Social Security Number Misuse (Sept. 9,
2003). Y4.F 49:S.HRG.108-388.
- Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Benefits for U.S. Victims of International Terrorism (July 17, 2003). 46
- Diplomacy and the War on Terrorism (March 18, 2003). 70 pages. Y 4.F
- Protecting U.S. Citizens Abroad from
Terrorism (May 2, 2002). 41 pages. Y4.F76/2:S.HRG.107-679
- Reducing the Threat of Chemical and
Biological Weapons (Mar. 19, 2002). 86 pages. Y4.F76/2:S.HRG.107-481
- Dirty Bombs and Basement Nukes: The
Terrorist Nuclear Threat (Mar. 6, 2002). 68 pages. Y4.F76/2:S.HRG.107-575
- What's Next in the War on Terrorism? (Feb. 7,
2002). 45 pages. Y4.F76/2:S.HRG.107-417
- "What's Next in the War on
Terrorism?": A Compilation of Statements Before the Committee
on Foreign Relations.
- The Global Reach of al-Qaeda (Dec. 18, 2001). 32 pages.
- Contributions of Central Asian Nations
to the Campaign Against Terrorism (Dec. 13, 2001). 33 pages.
- The International Campaign Against
Terrorism (Oct. 25, 2001). 54 pages. Y4.F76/2:S.HRG.107-234
- Threat of Bioterrorism and the Spread
of Infectious Diseases (Sept. 5, 2001). 104 pages. Y4.F76/2:S.HRG.107-124
- Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs
- Preparing for Reality: Protecting
Against Weapons of Mass Destruction (June 28, 2002). 135 pages. Y4.G74/9:S.HRG.107-563
Bush's Proposal to Create a Department of Homeland Security (June
20, 2002). 218 pages. Y4.G74/9:S.HRG.107-560
- State of Public Health Preparedness
for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Six-Month
Report Card (April 18, 2002). 102 pages. Y4.G74/9:S.HRG.107-507
- Legislation To Establish a Department
of National Homeland Security and a White House Office To Combat
Terrorism (April 11, 2002). 141 pages. Y4.G74/9:S.HRG.107-472. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS22299
- S. 1867: A Bill To Establish the
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon U.S. (Feb. 7, 2002).
67 pages. Y4.G74/9:S.HRG.107-379
- Local Role in Homeland Security (Dec.
11, 2001). 167 pages. Y4.G74/9:S.HRG.107-310
- Has Airport Security Improved (Nov.
14, 2001). 110 pages. Y4.G74/9:S.HRG.107-263
- Terrorism Through the Mail: Protecting
Postal Workers and the Public (Oct. 30 & 31, 2001). 226 pages.
- Federal Efforts To Coordinate and
Prepare the U.S. for Bioterrorism: Are They Ready (Oct. 17, 2001).
186 pages. Y4.G74/9:S.HRG.107-213
- Legislative Options To Strengthen
Homeland Defense (Oct. 12, 2001). 153 pages. Y4.G74/9:S.HRG.107-212
- Responding to Homeland Threats: Is Our
Government Organized for the Challenge (Sept. 21, 2001). 107 pages.
- Annual Report of the Postmaster
General and the Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Postal Operations
(Sept. 20, 2001). 104 pages. Y4.G74/9:S.HRG.107-206
- Senate Committee on Health, Education,
Labor and Pensions
- Homeland Security (July 16, 2002). 38 pages. Y4.L11/4:S.HRG.107-583
- Children of Sept. 11: The Need for
Mental Health Services (June 10, 2002). 81 pages. Y4.L11/4:S.HRG.107-540
- Kids and Terrorism: Supporting Our
Kids in Times of Crisis (Nov. 2, 2001). 81 pages. Y4.L11/4:S.HRG.107-177
- Effective Responses to the Threat of
Bioterrorism (Oct. 9, 2001). 70 pages. Y4.L11/4:S.HRG.107-440
- Psychological Trauma and Terrorism:
Assuring That Americans Receive the Support They Need (Sept. 26,
2001). 45 pages. Y4.L11/4:S.HRG.107-382
- Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
- Report of the Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of
September 11, 2001 (July 24, 2003). 858 pages. http://www.gpoaccess.gov/serialset/creports/911.html
- Current and Projected National
Security Threats to U.S. (Feb. 6, 2002). 348 pages.
- S. 1448, the Intelligence To Prevent
Terrorism Act of 2001 and Other Legislative Proposals in the Wake of
the Sept. 11, 2001 Attacks (Sept. 24, 2001). 72 pages.
- House Committee on Agriculture
- Administration's Proposed Legislation
on Creating a Department of Homeland Security (June 26, 2002). 117 pages.
- USDA Biosecurity Programs and
Authorities (Nov. 15, 2001). 39 pages. Y4.AG8/1:107-14
Committee on Armed Forces
- Crisis Response Capabilities to
Domestic Acts of Terrorism Related to Weapons of Mass Destruction
(Mar. 5, 2002). 121 pages. Y4.AR5/2A:2001-2002/36
- House Committee on Education and the
- Homeland Security: Tracking
International Students in Higher Education: Progress and Issues
Since 9/11 (Sept. 24, 2002). 146 pages. Y4.ED8/1:107-79
- Economic Recovery and Assistance to
Workers (Nov. 14, 2001). 98 pages. Y4.ED8/1:107-40
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce
- America's Blood Supply in the
Aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 (Sept. 10, 2002). 92 pages. Y4.C73/8:107-137
- Creating the Department of Homeland
Security: Consideration of the Administration's Proposal (June 25
& July 9, 2002). 368 pages. Y4.C73/8:107-113
- Electronic Communication Networks in
the Wake of Sept. 11 (Dec. 19, 2001). 62 pages. Y4.C73/8:107-79
- Bioterrorism and Proposals To Combat
Bioterrorism (Nov. 15, 2001). 126 pages. Y4.C73/8:107-72
- Charitable Contributions for
September 11: Protecting Against Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (Nov. 6,
2001). 102 pages. Y4.C73/8:107-67
- Review of Federal Bioterrorism
Preparedness Programs: Building an Early Warning Public Health
Surveillance System (Nov. 1, 2001). 91 pages. Y4.C73/8:107-71
- Securing America: The Federal
Government's Response to Nuclear Terrorism at Our Nation's Ports and
Borders (Oct. 17, 2001). 30 pages. Y4.C73/8:107-139
- Review of Federal Bioterrorism
Preparedness Programs from a Public Health Perspective (Oct. 10,
2001). 221 pages. Y4.C73/8:107-70
- House Committee on Financial Services
- Progress Since 9/11: The Effectiveness of the U.S. Anti-Terrorist
Financing Efforts (March 11, 2003). 181 pages.
- How Much Are Americans at Risk Until
Congress Passes Terrorism Insurance Protection (Feb. 27, 2002). 206
- PATRIOT Act Oversight: Investigating
Patterns of Terrorist Financing (Feb.12, 2002). 173 pages.
- Protecting Policyholders from
Terrorism: Private Sector Solutions (Oct. 24, 2001). 183 pages.
- Dismantling the Financial
Infrastructure of Global Terrorism (Oct. 3, 2001). 206 pages.
- House Committee on Government Reform
- Homeland Defense: Old Force Structures for New Missions? (April 29, 2003).
- Combating Terrorism: A Proliferation of Strategies (March 3, 2003). 182
- Department of Homeland Security: An
Overview of the President's Proposal (June 20, 2002). 134 pages.
Combatting Terrorism: Axis of Evil, Multilateral Containment or
Unilateral Confrontation? (April 16, 2002). Y 4.G 74/7:T 27/20.
How Effectively Are Federal, State, and Local Governments Working
Together to Prepare for a Biological, Chemical, or Nuclear Attack?
(March 25, 2002). Y 4.G 74/7:G 74/25/2002-3.
How Effectively Are Federal, State and Local Governments Working
Together to Prepare for a Biological, Chemical or Nuclear Attack?
(March 22, 2002). Y 4.G 74/7:G 74/25.
- How Effectively Are Federal, State and
Local Governments Working Together To Prepare for a Biological,
Chemical or Nuclear Attack (Mar. 1, 2002). 161 pages. Y4.G74/7:AT8
- Quickening the Pace of Research in
Protecting Against Anthrax and Other Biological Terrorist Agents: A
Look at Toxin Interference (Feb. 28, 2002). 144 pages. Y4.G74/7:AN8/15
- Battling Bioterrorism: Why Time
Information-Sharing Between Local, State and Federal Governments Is
the Key to Protecting Public Health (Dec. 14, 2001). 137 pages.
- Federal Law Enforcement: Long-Term
Implications of Homeland Security Needs (Dec. 5, 2001). 107 pages.
- Target Washington: Coordinating Federal Homeland Security Efforts with
Local Jurisdictions in the National Capital Region (June 24, 2004). Y 4.G
- Risk Communication: National Security
and Public Health (Nov. 29, 2001). 85 pages. Y4.G74/7:R49/2
- What Regulations Are Needed To Ensure
Air Security (Nov. 27, 2001). 126 pages. Y4.G74/7:R26/20
- Does America Need a National
Identifier (Nov. 16, 2001). 190 pages. Y4.G74/7:AM3/17
- Emergency Preparations in the Nation's
Capital: The Economic Impact of Terrorist Attacks (Nov. 15, 2001).
80 pages. Y4.G74/7:EM3/8
- Comprehensive Medical Care for
Bioterrorism Exposure: Are We Making Evidenced-Based Decisions? What
Are the Research Needs (Nov. 14, 2001). 114 pages. Y4.G74/7:M46/26
- Emergency Preparedness in the Nation's
Capital (Nov. 2, 2001). 158 pages. Y4.G74/7:EM3/7
- Oversight of the U.S. Postal Service:
Ensuring the Safety of Postal Employees and the U.S. Mail (Oct. 30,
2001). 187 pages. Y4.G74/7:P84/29
- Biological Warfare Defense Vaccine
Research and Development Program (Oct. 23, 2001). 129 pages.
- Combating Terrorism: Assessing the
Threat of a Biological Weapons Attack (Oct. 12, 2001). 88 pages.
- Silent War: Are Federal, State and
Local Governments Prepared for Biological and Chemical Attacks (Oct.
5, 2001). 182 pages. Y4.G74/7:W19/2
- Information Technology -- Essential
Yet Vulnerable: How Prepared Are We for Attacks (Sept. 26, 2001).
180 pages. Y4.G74/7:T22/10
- Preparing for the War on Terrorism (Sept.
20, 2001). 179 pages. Y4.G74/7:T27/15
- House Committee on Homeland Security
- House Committee on International Relations
- An Overview of
International Terrorist Organizations (March 26, 2003).
Y 4.IN 8/16:T 27/7.
- Visa Waiver Program and the Screening of Potential Terrorists (June 16,
2004). Y4.IN 8/16:V 82.
- Homeland Security Act of 2002 (June 26
& July 10, 2002). 111 pages. Y4.IN8/16:H75/4
- Russia, Iraq, and Other Potential
Sources of Anthrax, Smallpox and Other Bioterrorist Weapons (Dec. 5,
2001). 46 pages. Y4.IN8/16:R92/10
- Northeast Asia After 9/11: Regional
Trends and U.S. Interests (Nov. 15, 2001). 60 pages. Y4.IN8/16:AS4/11
- U.S. Diplomatic Efforts in the War
Against Terrorism (Oct. 24, 2001). 56 pages. Y4.IN8/16:D62/5
- Western Hemisphere's Response to the
Sept. 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on the U.S. (Oct. 10, 2001). 40 pages.
- Role of Public Diplomacy in Support of
the Anti-Terrorism Campaign (Oct. 10, 2001). 70 pages. Y4.IN8/16:D62/4
- Al-Qaeda and the Global Reach of
Terrorism (Oct. 3, 2001). 71 pages. Y4.IN8/16:T27/5
- Role of the International Atomic
Energy Agency in Safeguarding Against Acts of Terrorism (Oct. 3,
2001). 56 pages. Y4.IN8/16:EN2/6
- House Committee on Science
- Science and Technology to Combat
Terrorism (June 25, 2002). 497 pages. Y4.SCI2:107-68
- Homeland Security: The Federal and
Regional Response (June 10, 2002). 103 pages. Y4.SCI2:107-76
- Preparing First Responders: A Review
of the U.S. Fire Administration Assistance to Firefighters Grant
Program and Post-9/11 Challenges for Firefighters and Emergency
Responders (May 6, 2002). 61 pages. Y4.SCI2:107-65
- Investigation of the World Trade
Center Collapse: Findings, Recommendations, and Next Steps (May 1,
2002). 430 pages. Y4.SCI2:107-61
- Learning from 9/11--Understanding
the Collapse of the World Trade Center (March 6, 2002). 177 pages.
- Science of Bioterrorism: Is the
Federal Government Prepared (Dec. 5, 2001). 109 pages. Y4.SCI2:107-51
- H.R. 3178 and the Development of
Anti-Terrorism Tools for Water Infrastructure (Nov. 14, 2001). 86 pages.
- Decontamination of Anthrax and Other
Biological Agents (Nov. 8, 2001). 126 pages. Y4.SCI2:107-39
- Cyber Terrorism--A View from the
Gilmore Commission (Oct. 17, 2001). 81 pages. Y4.SCI2:107-40
- House Committee on Small Businesses
- 90 Days After Sept. 11th: How Are
Small Businesses Being Helped (Dec. 6, 2001). 94 pages. Y4.SM1:107-39
- Sept. 11, 2001 Plus 30: Are America's
Small Businesses Still Grounded (Oct. 11, 2001). 131 pages. Y4.SM1:107-31
- House Committee on the Budget
- Restructuring Government for Homeland
Security (Dec. 5, 2001). 38 pages. Y4.B85/3:107-19
- Ensuring Domestic Security: Issues and
Potential Costs (Nov. 7, 2001). 49 pages. Y4.B85/3:107-18
- House Committee on the Judiciary
- Administration's Draft
Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 (Sept. 24, 2002).
- Administrative Law, Adjudicatory
Issues, and Privacy Ramifications of Creating a Department of
Homeland Security (July 9, 2002). 43 pages. Y4.J89/1:107/96
- Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Tools Improvement Act of 2003: hearing .
. . on H.R. 3179, May 18, 2004. Y 4.J89/1:108/104.
- Proposal To Create a Department of
Homeland Security (July 9, 2002). 66 pages. Y4.J89/1:107/94.
of Immigration in the Department of Homeland Security Pursuant to
H.R. 5005, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (June 27, 2002). 76 pages.
Security Act of 2002 (June 26, 2002). 64 pages. Y4.J89/1:107/99. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS22299
Explosives Act of 2002 (June 11, 2002). 21 pages. Y4.J89/1:107/84
Security Information Sharing Act (June 4, 2002). 19 pages.
- INS's Mar. 2002 Notification of
Approval of Change of Status for Pilot Training for Terrorist
Hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi (Mar. 19, 2002). 84 pages.
- Implementation of the International
Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings and the
International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of
Terrorism (Nov. 14, 2001). 57 pages. Y4.J89/1:107/46
- Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act of 2001 (Nov.
7, 2001). 42 pages. Y4.J89/1:107/48
- Administration's Draft Anti-Terrorism
Act of 2001 (Sept. 24, 2001). 90 pages. Y4.J89/1:107/39
- War on
Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 (May 8,
2003). Y 4.J 89/1:108/21.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Flight Crews Against Terrorist Acts (May 2, 2002). 138 pages.
- Right-To-Know After Sept. 11th (Nov.
8, 2001). 48 pages. Y4.T68/2:107-55
- Terrorism: Are Our Water Resources and
Environment at Risk (Oct. 10, 2001). 147 pages. Y4.T68/2:107-51
- Aviation Security and the Future of
the Aviation Industry (Sept. 21 & 25, 2001). 681 pages.
- H.R. 2891, To Preserve the Continued
Viability of the U.S. Air Transportation System (Sept. 19, 2001).
277 pages. Y4.T68/2:107-45
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- Need To Develop Education and Training
Programs on the Medical Responses to the Consequences of Terrorist
Activities (Nov. 14, 2001). 143 pages. Y4.V64/3:107-17
- House Committee on Ways and Means
- Creation of Homeland Security
Department (June 26, 2002). 75 pages. Y4.W36:107-74
- Response by Charitable
Organizations to the Recent Terrorist Attacks (Nov.
8, 2001). 131 pages. Y4.W36:107-47
- Social Security Administration's
Response to September 11 Terrorist Attacks (Nov. 1, 2001). 66 pages.
- House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- House Select Committee on Homeland
United States (States)
- New York City
- New York State
- National Conference of State Legislatures
- Protecting Democracy: States Respond to Terrorism, http://www.ncsl.org/programs/press/2002/t-briefs.htm.
Contains a series of issue briefs on children's mental health, criminal
codes on terrorism, drivers' licenses and security, electronic
surveillance, energy security, health workforce, police forces, public
health, tourism, vaccines, and water safety.
- Terrorism Preparedness & Response, http://www.ncsl.org/terrorism/terrorism.htm.
Contains summaries of state legislation, policy issues, health briefs,
news, and other state-related information.
United Nations and Other
- United Nations
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
- Organization of American States
See also Avalon Project and
Jurist for links to additional documents and websites.
- September 11 News, http://www.september11news.com/.
Archived news, photos, graphics, images, websites, and newspapers.
- ABC News, http://abcnews.go.com/.
- CBS News, http://www.cbsnews.com/
- CNN, http://www.cnn.com/.
- MSNBC, http://www.msnbc.com/news/.
- National Public Radio, http://www.npr.org/.
- New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/.
- Television Archive, A Library of World
Perspectives Concerning Sept. 11th, 2001, http://tvnews3.televisionarchive.org/tvarchive/html/index.html.
- Yahoo News, http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/US/Terrorism/.
- Washington Post, America Attacked, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/nation/specials/attacked/.
Consisting of Links to Various Sources
Legal Information and
- Avalon Project at the Yale Law School,
September 11, 2001: Attack on America, http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/sept_11/sept_11.htm.
Consists of full-text documents from international, federal, state, and
local government officials, including the President, the Defense Department,
the State Department, the NATO Secretary General, Interpol, New York
Governor Pataki, the UN Security Council, and others.
- Avalon Project at the Yale Law School,
Documents on Terrorism, http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/terrorism/terror.htm.
Consists of full-text documents from Europe and the United States.
- University of Michigan Documents Center,
America's War Against Terrorism: World Trade Center/Pentagon Terrorism and
the Aftermath, http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/usterror.html.
- University of Nebraska Calvin T. Ryan Library, Resources about Terrorism,
http://www.unk.edu/acad/library/gov_doc/terrorsm.htm. Contains a list of
federal government documents, arranged by subject.
- FindLaw: Special Coverage: America Attacked, http://news.findlaw.com/legalnews/us/terrorism/.
Contains links to news, government websites, documents, laws, cases, photos,
videos, and a volunteer clearinghouse.
- Jurist, Terrorism Law & Policy, http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/terrorism.htm.
Covers recent legislation and executive orders, information about terrorism
and terrorist groups, counterterrorism policies and laws, studies, academic
commentary, and a bibliography.
- LegalTrek, Sources in the News: America
Provides links to relevant federal, state, and local government websites.
- LexisNexis, Attack on America in Context, http://www.lexisnexis.com/resources/default.shtml.
This collection of free resources includes news and background information,
terrorism legislation, the investigation, the aftermath, reactions, and
other attacks on America.
Conference of State Legislatures, Biological, Chemical and Agricultural
Terrorism Legislation Database,
- Academic Info, Afghanistan Studies, http://www.academicinfo.net/afghan.html,
and American Studies: Terrorist Attack on the United States, http://www.academicinfo.net/usa911.html.
- Internet Archive, September 11th Archive, http://september11.archive.org/.
A collection of archived websites about the attacks and the responses to
- Library of Congress, Selected Internet
Resources: Terrorism, http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/terrorism/terrorism.html.
Links to sites on aviation security, bioterrorism, law and legislation,
terrorism and specific countries (including Afghanistan, Colombia, India,
Pakistan, Peru, Spain, and Islam). Osama Bin Laden, Mullah Omar, and Al
- Gary Price, Research & Reference
Resources, Events of September 11, 2001, http://www.freepint.com/gary/91101.html.
Contains links to speeches and transcripts from world leaders, streaming
audio and video broadcasts, terrorist incidents database, federal and
international documents, photographs and images, and related sources.
- Terrorism Portal, http://www.theterrorismportal.com/vpdefault.asp?s=Terrorism.
Includes extensive links to a wide variety of topics, including information
on the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, biological and chemical
weapons, counterterrorism, and terrorist organizations.
- Terrorism Research Center, http://www.terrorism.com/index.shtml.
Contains a vast array of documents and information under headings such as
analysis, references, profiles, documents, links, infowar, commercial
information, and what's new.
Original Content, by
Bioterrorism and Public Health
- Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Bioterrorism Articles, http://pubs.ama-assn.org/bioterr.html.
Includes full-text JAMA articles on anthrax, smallpox, ebola, and related
- National Agricultural Library, Biosecurity,
Bioterror & the Threat to Agriculture, http://www.nal.usda.gov/ref/biosecurity/.
Contains links to government alerts, agency contacts, federal and state
government resources, organizations, and academic and journal resources.
- National Center for Biotechnology Law,
Terrorism and Bioterrorism Resources, http://plague.law.umkc.edu/blaw/Bioterror.htm.
Contains documents and links to information on smallpox and other
bioterrorism agents and information.
- National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus
- Public Health, Seattle & King County,
Communicable Disease--Bioterrorism, http://www.metrokc.gov/health/bioterrorism/.
Contains health advisories, answers to common questions, and fact sheets.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, How Public
Health Has Changed Since 9-11, http://www.rwjf.org/news/featureDetail.jsp?id=50&contentGroup=specialreport.
- U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute
of Justice, An Introduction to Biological Agent Detection Equipment for
Emergency First Responders (Dec. 2001). http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/190747.pdf.
- University of Minnesota, Center for Infectious
Disease Research & Policy, Bioterrorism, http://www1.umn.edu/cidrap/.
Includes overview, news, resources, readings, and links on bioterrorism
generally and specifically on anthrax, botulism, the plague, smallpox,
tularemia, and VHF.
Control, Privacy, and Surveillance
- Electronic Frontier Foundation, Chilling
Effects of Anti-Terrorism: "National Security" Toll on Freedom of
Chronicles information removed from websites and websites shut down as a
result of the Sept. 11 attacks.
- Electronic Privacy Information Center, http://www.epic.org/.
Contains analysis of the USA PATRIOT acts, http://www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/patriot2.html;
news on air travel privacy, http://www.epic.org/privacy/airtravel/;
and information on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, http://www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/fisa/.
- OMB Watch, The Post-September 11 Environment:
Access to Government Information, http://www.ombwatch.org/article/articleview/213/1/1/.
Identifies changes and deletions of information from federal and state
government websites in response to the attacks.
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Homefront
Confidential: How the War on Terrorism Affects Access to Information and the
Public's Right to Know, 2d ed., http://www.rcfp.org/homefrontconfidential/,
and Secret Justice: Access to Terrorism Proceedings, http://www.rcfp.org/secretjustice/terrorism/.
Homeland Security and
- ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, http://www.homelandsecurity.org/.
Sponsored by a nonprofit research institute, this website offers current
news, upcoming events, legislative updates, suggested readings, a virtual
library, notable quotations, and links to related sources.
- Center for Defense Information, Terrorism
- Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Belfer Center for
Science and International Affairs, Filling the Gaps in U.S. Homeland Security:
A to-do List for the U.S. Government to Keep America Safe from Terrorism,
- Legal Information Institute, Backgrounder on
National Security Law and Counter-Terrorism, http://www.law.cornell.edu/background/warpower/.
Includes laws and cases.
- National Security Archive, Terrorism and U.S.
- Federation of American Scientists, America's
War on Terrorism, http://www.fas.org/terrorism/index.html.
Covers national security and military topics.
- American Society of International Law,
Terrorist Attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., http://www.asil.org/terrorind.htm.
Includes the text of various treaties and conventions, a bibliography, and ASIL
Insights on terrorism.
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,
Crisis Links, http://www.ceip.org/files/Publications/terror_resources.asp?from=pubdate.
Offers information and resources on Carnegie experts, terrorism and
security, Islam and the Middle East, and Afghanistan and Central Asia.
- Council on Foreign Relations, Terrorism, http://www.cfr.org/reg_issues.php?id=13|||1,
and Homeland Security, http://www.cfr.org/reg_issues.php?id=4|||1.
- European Journal on International Law,
Discussion Forum: The Attack on the World Trade Center: Legal Responses, http://www.ejil.org/forum_WTC/index.html.
- Social Science Research Council, After Sept.
11: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, http://www.ssrc.org/sept11/.
Essays on globalization, fundamentalism, terrorism and democratic virtues,
competing narratives, war and the new world order, building peace, and
- American Bar Association, Task Force on
Terrorism and the Law, Report and Recommendations on Military Commissions (
Jan. 4, 2002). http://www.abanet.org/leadership/military.pdf
- American Society of International Law,
"Articles (1990-2001) from the ASIL Library on Legal Aspects of
- Comment and Response on ASIL Insight #24 (October 1998).
- Center for Democracy & Technology,
Congressional Oversight, Hearings and Legislation Introduced after the
PATRIOT Act, http://www.cdt.org/security/usapatriot/hearings.shtml.
- International Association of Chiefs of Police,
State Anti-Terrorism Laws, http://www.theiacp.org/documents/pdfs/Publications/ModelStatutesTerrorism2002.pdf.
Contains examples of state laws on terrorism-related subjects, including
criminal history checks, failure to safeguard toxins, hindering prosecution,
hoaxes, poisoning, supporting terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction.
- Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, A Year
of Loss: Reexamining Civil Liberties since September 11, http://www.lchr.org/us_law/loss/loss_main.htm.
Includes a list of cases related to 9-11.
- National Conference of State Legislatures,
Protecting Democracy, http://www.ncsl.org/programs/press/2001/usaattack.htm.
Covers state and federal legislative action on issues such as bioterrorism,
economic stimulus, mental health benefits, nuclear powerplant security,
patriotism, price-gouging, "scrubbing" websites, and terrorism.
- Stateline.org, Anti-Terrorism, http://www1.stateline.org/issue.do;jsessionid=f5fp2izul1?issueId=541.
Contains articles on U.S. states responses to the threat of terrorism and
the economic effect of the Sept. 11 attacks.
- Syracuse University, Transactional Records
Access Clearinghouse, Criminal Enforcement Against Terrorists, http://trac.syr.edu/tracreports/terrorism/report011203.html.
Personal Stories, Accounts,
- Awesome Stories, September 11th: America
- How Stuff Works, September 11, 2001, http://www.howstuffworks.com/sept-eleven.htm.
- Library of Congress, Exhibits, Witness and
Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/911/.
- Martindale-Hubbell, Information about Law
Firms and Corporate Law Departments Located at the World Trade Center and
- New York Lawyer, http://www.nylawyer.com/.
Includes articles on lawyers, law firms, and legal services affected by the
USA PATRIOT Act and Related
Books in the Gallagher Law Library
All of the following items are located in the Classified Stacks unless
- The 9/11 Investigations: Staff Reports of the 9/1` Commission. Excerpts
from the House-Senate Joint Inquiry Report on 9/11. HV6432.7 .A132 2004.
- The 9/11 Report, with Reporting and Analysis by the New York Times.
HV6432.7 .N385 2004.
- American Bar Association Task Force on Terrorism and the Law Report and
Recommendations on Military Commissions. KF7661.A44 2002
- Annotated Guide: Procedures for
Trials by Military Commission of Certain Non-United States Citizens
in the War Against Terrorism. KF9430.A35 U52
2002 at Reference Area.
- Balancing Civil Rights and Security: American Judicial Responses since
9/11. HV6431.B25 2003
- Civil Litigation Against Terrorism. KF1325.T47 C58 2004
- Commemorative Joint Meeting of the Congress of the United States in
Remembrance of the Victims and Heroes of September 11, 2001. J66.U576
107:285 at Reference Area.
- Counterterrorism and the Use of Force in International Law.
KZ6464.W3 S24 2002
- The Department of Homeland Security: A Compilation of Government
Documents Relating to Executive Reorganization. KF4850.D47 2003
- Equal Justice in the Balance: America's Legal Responses to the Emerging
Terrorist Threat. KF4765 .M23 2004
- The Fight Against Terrorism. HV6431 .F53 2003
- Human Rights after September 11. JC571 .H863 2002
- Imbalance of Powers: How Changes to U.S. Law & Policy since 9/11 Erode
Human Rights and Civil Liberties. KF4749.L391 2003
- The Immigration and Naturalization Service's Contacts with Two September
11th Terrorists: A Review of the INS's Admissions of Mohamed Atta and Marwan
Alshebbi, Its Processing of Their Change of Status Applications, and Its
Efforts to Track Foreign Students in the United States. KF4827.U548 2002
- Immigration and Terrorism. KF4800.A75 L43 2002
- International Law and the War on Terror. KZ6563 .I58 v.79
- International Terrorism: Challenges and Responses. A Report from the
International Bar Association's Task Force on International Terrorism. K5256
- Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After
the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001: Report of the U.S. Senate Select
Committee on Intelligence and U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on
Intelligence Together with Additional Views. HV6432.U62 2002
- Law after Ground Zero. KZ3410 .L39 2002
- Law and Bioterrorism. K5256 .S98 2003
- Law of War Workshop Deskbook. KZ6385 .L388 2004
- Managing Terrorism's Consequences: Legal Issues. KF9430 .K44 2002
- "No Time to Be Wobbly": Protecting Our Homeland, Preserving
Our Values. HV6432.W53 2003
- A Safer and Better World, by Condoleezza Rice. KF9430.A75 R53 2004
- Terror Laws: ASIO, Counter-Terrorism and the Threat to Democracy.
HV6433.A8 H625 2004
- Terrorism and International Law: Challenges and Expectations.
K5256.A6 T47 2003
- Terrorism and the Law. KF9430 .T47 2001.
- Terrorism and the Military: International Legal Implications. HV6431
- The United Kingdom's Response to Terrorism. KD8039 .U55 2003
- U.S. Federal Legal Responses to Terrorism. KF9430.A3 2002
- USA PATRIOT Act: A Legislative History of the Uniting and Strengthening
of America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct
Terrorism Act, Public Law No. 107-56 (2001). KF9430.A316 U83 2002
- Winning the War on Terror: Legal and Policy Lessons from the Past.
- A Year of Loss: Reexamining Civil Liberties since September 11. KF4749.L399
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keywords or subject headings:
Other Library Guides
- Air University Library bibliographies.
- American Library Association, Government
Documents Round Table, Depository Library Web Sites on Terrorism and
Homeland Security, http://www.library.uiuc.edu/ALA/terrorism.htm.
- Bioterrorism and Political Violence: Web
Resources, Internet Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 6, nos. 3/4,
2002. Includes annotated lists of links under the following categories:
"Selected Bioterrorism Web Sites for the Health Care Community and
Consumer," "Anthrax Resources on the Web," "Information
for Immunity: Internet Resources on Biological Agents as Terrorist
Weapons," "Political Violence and Islam: Definitions and Web
Resources," "September 11, 2001: Special Web Sites,"
"Surviving the Attack: Web Resources on the Emotional Impact of
Terrorism," "Nuclear Terrorism: A Selection of Internet
Resources," and "It Wasn't Raining When Noah Built the Ark:
Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Medical Librarians."
- Catholic University, Dufour Law Library,
Research Guides to Terrorism, http://columbo.law.cua.edu/screens/terrorismguide.html.
Includes lists of books, journal articles, primary documents, and Internet
- Librarians' Index to the Internet, USA PATRIOT
Act Resources, http://lii.org/patriotact.
- Library Resources Concerning the WTC/Pentagon
Consists of links to New York State disaster and terrorism legislation, a
bibliography, experts and center for the study of Islam, and security issues.
- LLRX, Bibliography on Terrorism, Bioterrorism,
the Middle East, and 9-11 Related Issues, http://www.llrx.com/features/terrorbiblio.htm.
Covers terrorism, bioterrorism, Islam, Afghanistan & the region, the
Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, coping, and books on related
- LLRX, World Trade Center, Pentagon, News and
Legal Resources/Information/Services, http://www.llrx.com/newstand/wtc.htm.
Covers survivor and victim resources, news, legal and business resources and
service offers, equipment, and transportation.
- Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library, Chemical, Biological, and
Nuclear Terrorism/Warfare: A Bibliography,
http://library.nps.navy.mil/home/bibs/chemtoc.htm. Lists articles, books,
technical reports, and websites.
- University of Buffalo Lockwood Library,
Terrorism: A Select Guide to Resources, http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/lml/govdocsubj/terrorism.html.
Covers World Trade Center news, background sources on international
terrorism, terrorism in the US, the Afghan War, disaster assistance,
biological and chemical terrorism, and understanding Islam.
- University of Washington Libraries, September
11, 2001: Crisis in Context, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/sept11/.
Contains links to sources of current news and analysis, background, the
human dimension, further resources, and other UW September 11 websites.
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