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Topic - Joint Terrorism Task Force
A Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is a partnership between various U.S. law enforcement agencies that is charged with taking action against terrorism, which includes the investigation of crimes such as wire fraud and identity theft. The agencies that comprise a JTTF generally include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, other federal agencies (notably Department of Homeland Security components such as U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and the U.S. Secret Service as well as the Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service (DSS)), state and local law enforcement, and specialized agencies, such as railroad police . - Source: Wikipedia
Lawmakers said Wednesday that the FBI is blocking their inquiries into why it closed its files on one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects after Russia had warned the bureau in 2011 that he might be radicalizing and preparing to join Islamic extremist groups.
Seven foreigners were detained early Wednesday by Massachusetts authorities after being caught trespassing on a major reservoir that supplies drinking water to Boston, raising new terror fears in the grieving city, officials said.
A woman convicted in the killing 40 years ago of a New Jersey State Police trooper as a member of the Black Liberation Army has been named to the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorist" list — the first woman ever to make the list.
A senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday described as a "big mistake" a decision to shut down the interrogation of the surviving accused Boston Marathon bomber before the FBI had completed its questioning so he could be read his Miranda rights.
John Carlson had a cousin run in the Boston Marathon a year ago, and the Washington Capitals defenseman recalled his aunt and uncle going to watch the race. The Natick, Mass., native still has friends and family there and called Monday's bombings "terrible."
The head of the FBI in New Jersey said Wednesday that some of the covert operations by the New York Police Department's intelligence division have damaged the public's trust in New Jersey law enforcement.
An AWOL infantry soldier caught with weapons and a bomb inside a backpack admitted planning what would have been Fort Hood's second terrorist attack by a Muslim soldier in less than two years, the Army said Thursday.
Over his many years of writing, Pete Hamill has had three great loves: journalism, New York City and boozing it up. As he explained in "A Drinking Life" (1995), he gave up booze, but, as he proves so artfully in his latest novel, "Tabloid City," his love for the first two burns as fiercely as ever.
Portland, Ore., is learning a hard lesson about the price of political correctness. In 2005, the city halted participation in the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) over concerns about the George W. Bush administration's prosecution of the war on terrorism. Last week, the task force took down Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who had planned to bomb 12,000 people at a Christmas-tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. City fathers now are considering rejoining the JTTF structure, citing the change in leadership under the purportedly more trustworthy Obama administration. It's more likely that the near miss clarified Portland's ivory-tower view of the world.
Military officials lodged charges Thursday that could bring the death penalty to accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, as President Obama ordered a review of the case to see whether authorities missed signs that may have prevented the massacre.