APR 20 2015

20 Years Ago: The Oklahoma City Bombing: A Profile in Domestic Terrorism

Terrorism

Abstract A close examination of the actions culminating in the Oklahoma City bombing posits that it was an act of terrorism insofar as its agents attempted to use tactics and strategies primarily grounded in the employment of fear, possibly including threats, as a predominantly asymmetric and violent means to catalyze political change within its intended…

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FEB 09 2014

Electrical Grid and Terrorism

Electric grid, Infrastructure, Terrorism, Terrorist Act

Former FERC chairman Jon Wellinghoff recently made news by declaring that the April 16, 2013 vandalism of the PG&E Metcalf, California substation was “the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred” in the U.S. The electrical grid is vulnerable to outages in localized areas and to outages that can cascade…

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DEC 29 2012

Intrade Probability of a WMD Terrorist Attack in 2013

Terrorism

Intrade probability that a successful WMD terrorist attack will occur anywhere in the world before midnight ET 31 Dec 2013. Related articles Intrade shuts out American bettors Americans Forced to Close Their Intrade Accounts Sorry, Americans – no more betting on Intrade Are Prediction Markets Against the Public Interest? A Bet Or A Prediction? Intrade’s…

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