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Article ID: 533612

New Report Reveals Impact of Global War on Terror on US National Guard Soldiers

Tufts University

Feinstein International Center report: Relying largely on the soldiers' own words, the report provides a composite narrative of the experience of National Guard troops -- from enlistment and training through deployment, combat and re-entry. In the past six years of the Global War on Terror, more than 1.5 million U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Of these, some 250,000 have been members of the National Guard.

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24-Sep-2007 9:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 533123

Bridge Strengthening Research

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

These days, a drive across a bridge is not always a pleasure cruise. Mindful of the war on terrorism, it can often be a cautious experience. This summer, the possibility of sabotage was quickly examined"”then dismissed"”when the I35W bridge tragically collapsed in Minneapolis.

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14-Sep-2007 11:00 AM EDT
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    13-Sep-2007 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 533322

New AI Software May Key Successful Antiterrorism, Military and Diplomatic Actions

University of Maryland, College Park

A Perspectives piece in the September 14 issue of the journal Science looks at new University of Maryland software and models that can help policymakers or military planners predict the behavior of political, economic, and social groups, predictions that can be critical for success of antiterrorism, military or diplomatic actions.

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12-Sep-2007 2:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 533363

Researcher Probes for Motivations Behind "Ecoterrorist" Group

University of Alberta

A new study by University of Alberta researcher Paul Joosse cautions against any surety about the ideological motivations behind the Earth Liberation Front. The Earth Liberation Front (or ELF, for short) uses an organizational strategy called "˜leaderless resistance,' whereby small cells choose when, how, and against whom to act"”and then make a claim of responsibility on behalf of the mother group.

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13-Sep-2007 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 533219

Local First Responders Critical During Terrorism Threat

Rowan University

The importance of ensuring readiness of local first responders cannot be overemphasized in that they will be on the incident scene long before regional, state and federal resources arrive, says Dr. Robert Fleming, Rowan University.

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10-Sep-2007 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532256

UC San Diego Fighting Terrorism on the Medical Front

University of California San Diego Health

A cooperative research project involving seven institutions in the United States and Peru, led by Joseph Vinetz, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at the UCSD School of Medicine, has received a biodefense grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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7-Aug-2007 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532109

International Food Supply a Soft Target for Terrorists

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Senior bioterrorism and biodefense advisor to the U.S. Department of State recognizes a safe, international food supply as a "soft target" for terrorists, and described to international food professionals some catalysts for improving safety from acts of intentional contamination.

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1-Aug-2007 5:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 531650

In the Wake of the UK Terror Scare, Are Americans Ready for Disaster?

Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University's Heartland Centers is playing a major role in developing an incident command system for first responders, public health officials and leaders, which lays out a response plan to natural disasters, bioterrorism and other emergencies.

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17-Jul-2007 5:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 531471

In the Wake of the UK Terror Scare, Are Americans Ready for Disaster?

Saint Louis University Medical Center

The Heartland Centers at Saint Louis University are leading the local production of the National Incident Management System program, which lays out a clear response plan to natural disasters, bioterrorism and other emergencies for all jurisdictions, from city and state health departments including human services departments to the FBI and Homeland Security.

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12-Jul-2007 2:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 531195

T-Rays vs. Terrorists

IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Terahertz radiation can see through clothes and tell if that's Play-Doh in your pocket or a pound of plastique.

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28-Jun-2007 9:00 PM EDT
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