Terrorism http://wunc.org en Emergency Specialist Reflects On Life's Work During Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina http://wunc.org/post/emergency-specialist-reflects-lifes-work-during-anniversary-hurricane-katrina <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font face="Helvetica,sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">In 1985, Madhu Beriwal was conducting hurricane research for the state of Louisiana. She charted possible directions and outcomes that different storm conditions would bring to New Orleans. Looking at the atlas in 2005, Beriwal said it almost perfectly predicted the severity of Hurricane Katrina.&nbsp;</font></p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:41:10 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 21406 at http://wunc.org Emergency Specialist Reflects On Life's Work During Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Study Finds US Nuclear Reactors Susceptible To Terrorist Attacks http://wunc.org/post/study-finds-us-nuclear-reactors-susceptible-terrorist-attacks <p><a href="http://blogs.utexas.edu/nppp/" style="line-height: 1.5;">A new study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> commissioned by the Defense Department says every nuclear reactor in America is ill-prepared for a terrorist attack. North Carolina's Brunswick Nuclear Plant was ranked among the most vulnerable to attack, because of it's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kim Crawford is a spokesperson for Duke Energy, which manages four nuclear sites in North Carolina, including Brunswick. She says their plants are safe.</span><br> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:32:17 +0000 Sam Sanders 20914 at http://wunc.org Study Finds US Nuclear Reactors Susceptible To Terrorist Attacks Remembering The Hunt For Eric Rudolph http://wunc.org/post/remembering-hunt-eric-rudolph <p><font face="Arial"><span style="">At one time, Eric Rudolph was one of the most wanted men in the country. He was responsible for a series of bombings in Georgia and Alabama, including at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. </span></font></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:06:03 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 17154 at http://wunc.org Remembering The Hunt For Eric Rudolph How Easily Can Obama Close Guantanamo? http://wunc.org/post/how-easily-can-obama-close-guantanamo <p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">Last week, President Obama laid out his strategy for a new phase in the war on terror.&nbsp; He repeated his belief that Guantanamo Bay should be closed and cited the political reasons for his failure to do so until now.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:12:43 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 16354 at http://wunc.org How Easily Can Obama Close Guantanamo? Researcher Creates A Database Of Global Terrorist Groups http://wunc.org/post/researcher-creates-database-global-terrorist-groups <p>Veryan Khan has devoted the last decade to researching terrorist groups across the globe. Trackingterrorism.org is a database created by Khan, to curate information about different terrorist groups.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:31:18 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 15057 at http://wunc.org Researcher Creates A Database Of Global Terrorist Groups The History Of Modern Terrorism http://wunc.org/post/history-modern-terrorism <p></p><p>When we talk about terrorism we usually think of drones, suicide bombers or some other kind of technological weaponry, but its roots go back much further.</p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:39:08 +0000 Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 11938 at http://wunc.org The History Of Modern Terrorism Muslim American Terrorism In Decline http://wunc.org/post/muslim-american-terrorism-decline <p>Researchers at Duke University say the number of Muslim Americans convicted of terrorist acts in the U.S. is on a steady decline. They released<a href="http://tcths.sanford.duke.edu/documents/Kurzman_Muslim-American_Terrorism_final2013.pdf"> the findings</a> in conjunction with the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.&nbsp; In 2009, 49 people were arrested, and the number has dropped each subsequent year to 14 arrests last year. David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center, says recent terrorism plotters haven’t been as sophisticated.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:33:25 +0000 Gurnal Scott 9534 at http://wunc.org New Laws Taking Effect In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/new-laws-taking-effect-north-carolina <p>State lawmakers' work in the last session means several new laws will take effect starting today. Legislators say anyone who engages in an act of terrorism will be subject to state as well as federal penalties. Threatening to use explosives, dirty bombs and using violence to intimidate people and governments will be treated as a felony.</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 13:10:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 5600 at http://wunc.org Two Plead Guilty In Terror/Murder Plot http://wunc.org/post/two-plead-guilty-terrormurder-plot <p>Two people, one a former Raleigh school teacher, have pleaded guilty to plotting a murder-for-hire scheme in the Triangle.&nbsp;<br><br>Two defendants in this case have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for hire.&nbsp; This was not your average shoot to kill murder. Nevine Elshiekh and Shukumbin Sherifi allegedly paid someone five-thousand-dollars to be-head witnesses from a terrorism trial in Raleigh.&nbsp; Turns out they were paying an FBI informant.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 4147 at http://wunc.org Study Shows Decline in "Homegrown" Terrorism http://wunc.org/post/study-shows-decline-homegrown-terrorism <p>It was feared there would be a dramatic rise in home-grown terrorism in the United States post 9-11.&nbsp;&nbsp; But a North Carolina-based report shows that didn’t happen.&nbsp;<br> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:10:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3277 at http://wunc.org