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Syria: Assassination of al-Qaida chief intensifies rebel feuding

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The assassination of Abu Khalid al-Suri -- personal representative of al-Qaida chief Ayman al Zawahiri -- in northern Syria this week is expected to intensify fierce infighting between jihadist groups that's seriously weakening the rebellion against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

India train derailment raises fear of copycat attacks

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1 (UPI) -- A suspected terrorist raid on an Indian train that killed 76 people points to a trend that can confront governments worldwide with a security risk of major proportions, ground anti-terrorist expert Brian Michael Jenkins said.

Q&A: Will terrorists go nuclear?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Has al-Qaida become the world's first terrorist nuclear power? An interview with Brian Michael Jenkins of the RAND Corp. think tank.

Analysis: Will terrorists go nuclear?

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- One recurring question that has been at the forefront of most intelligence agencies since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by al-Qaida on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon just 1 mile outside Washington concerns the ongoing efforts by terrorist groups to acquire weapons of mass destruction: chemical, biological and mostly nuclear.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Analysis: Israel ups airline defenses

HAIFA, Israel, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Israel will fortify its commercial airplanes with new, laser-based missile-defense technology designed by Elbit subsidiary El-Op, the company announced this month.
LEAH KRAUSS, UPI International Security Industry Correspondent

Combating radicalization

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A New York Police Department report issued Aug. 15 is the most thorough study yet describing the trajectories of radicalization that produced operational terrorist cells around the world, and can help authorities find ways to slow the process.
BRIAN MICHAEL JENKINS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Experts:U.S. security fundamentally flawed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Americans must make a complete change in how they approach security policy and how they act to protect vital facilities and infrastructure in order for such eff
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI think tanks corresponent
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Brian Michael Jenkins, born in 1942 in Chicago, is an expert on terrorism and transportation security. During his nearly four decades of analysis, Jenkins has advised governments, private corporations, the Catholic Church, the Church of England, and many other international organizations on terrorist threats.

Jenkins joined the army at 19. He served with the 7th Special Forces Group in the Dominican Republic and with the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam. He subsequently served as a civilian with the Long Range Planning Task Group advising General Creighton Abrams, commander of military operations in Vietnam.

From 1989 to 1998 he was deputy chairman of security firm Kroll Associates.

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