Terrorist Attack Cycle Timeline
Jan 22 2015
Recent events have thrust grassroots jihadism into the forefront of the discussion on countering terrorism.
Jan 15 2015
The operation to arrest a man from Cincinnati, Ohio, planning a terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol shows how the jihadist threat in the United States is different from the one Europe faces.
Jan 14 2015
Despite the group's claims, the Jan. 7 attack appears to be a textbook case of leaderless resistance.
Jan 07 2015
Similar attacks will continue in the West as long as jihadism survives as an ideology.
Dec 28 2014
The evolution of a floating laser weapon system presents tantalizing possibilities, but, for now, naval warfare will remain reliant on kinetic weapons such as cannons and missiles.
Dec 11 2014
The Islamic State's renewed calls for grassroots attacks on the West is actually an admission that it cannot conduct the attacks itself.
Nov 06 2014
Hype from the media and governments can cause individuals to panic, but a measured, rational response is the best way to plan for real danger.
Oct 30 2014
The recent spate of lone wolf terrorist attacks shows the danger grassroots jihadists can pose to the West, but it also highlights the limitations and difficulties of such attacks.
Oct 02 2014
Because jihadists groups will always be able to find sanctuaries to operate from, the West must continue to target its operations to degrade terrorist tradecraft capabilities.
Sep 18 2014
Although the media has given extensive coverage to possible jihadist sleeper cells, they are too complicated and expensive for groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State to operate.
Aug 14 2014
To successfully extend the reach of their attacks abroad, terrorist organizations must train transnational operatives in the art of terrorist tradecraft.
In most terrorist attacks violence seems spontaneous, but it is usually the result of meticulous planning and coordination. Preventing an attack must be accomplished early in the "attack cycle," long before the violence occurs.