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February 29, 2008

Elections and Voting
The Caucus System in the U.S. Presidential Nominating Process

Party caucuses, which date to the 1800s, have declined in importance but they could be decisive in choosing the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate.

July 13, 2006

Homeland Security
Targets for Terrorism: Ground Transportation

An overview of ground transportation systems and their vulnerability to terrorist attacks.

January 1, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
FBI and Law Enforcement

This publication is now archived. Has the FBI’s mission changed since September 11?Yes. In the aftermath of September 11, the Federal Bureau of Investigation—the investigative arm of the Justice Depa…

January 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Targets for Terrorism: Food and Agriculture

This publication is now archived. Is America’s food supply safe from terrorist attacks?No. The United States spends more than $1 billion every year to keep America’s food supply safe, but even withou…

January 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Responding to a Terrorist Attack: Hospital Emergency Rooms

This publication is now archived. What role do hospital emergency rooms play in responding to terrorist attacks?Emergency room teams treat those injured in conventional terrorist attacks—such as a ca…

January 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Targets for Terrorism: Information Infrastructure

This publication is now archived. What is information infrastructure?A network of computers and communication lines underlying critical services that American society has come to depend on: financial…

January 1, 2006

Homeland Security
Police Departments

This publication is now archived. Has the job of America’s police departments changed since September 11?Yes. While the core mission of police departments—responding to emergencies and ensuring publi…

January 1, 2006

Defense and Security
Targets for Terrorism: Ports

This publication is now archived. Could terrorists attack U.S. ports? Yes. Experts warn that U.S. seaports could be tempting targets for terrorists bent on killing large numbers of people, grabbing m…

December 2, 2008

United States
James L. Jones, National Security Adviser

James L. Jones, a retired Marine commandant, brings extensive military and diplomatic experience to his new post as national security adviser for President Barack Obama.

February 9, 2009

Intelligence
Dennis C. Blair, Director of National Intelligence

Retired Adm. Dennis C. Blair, President Obama’s director of national intelligence, is a former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command with long military experience.