Al Qaeda - Osama bin Laden - The Taliban

Directory of Online Resources for the Study of Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden & The Taliban

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U.S. Military Commissions
Military Commission Act of 2006
"This legislation gives the US president authorization to set up military commissions to try enemy combatants, and sets some limits for their interrogation and prosecution based on Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. Defendants may not invoke the Geneva Conventions during trials or file habeas corpus petitions in federal court, and cannot prevent hearsay evidence from entering the court. Defendants may receive the death sentence."
- [Description from Council of Foreign Relations website.]

War Crimes
US Code: Title 18,2441.

U.S. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

[The 9-11 Commission] National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
" chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks."

George Washington University - The National Security Archive

Jihad Monitor
" a guide to open internet resources on Islamist radicalism and Jihadism. It was created by a group of university researchers. Members of the Jihad Monitor also provide analysis in the JMA section of the website."

South Asia Analysis Group

The President's Daily Brief
Documents: The 6 August 2001 PDB headlined "Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US."
- National Security Archive, George Washington University

War on Terrorism - Osama bin Laden, the Taliban and Terrorism
"It provides a selected list of online sources about the suspected perpetrator of these atrocities: Osama bin Laden and his loose knit network known as al Qa'ida (The Base). Resources on Afghanistan, whose Taliban regime currently shelters bin Laden, and on terrorism in general, are also included."
By David Durant, Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Institute for Afghan Studies
" a non-profit, non-political and independent organization, founded and run by young Afghan scholars from around the globe. The mission of the Institute is to be a center for research and a credible source of information about Afghanistan."

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
"This site was created by the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) to provide an arena for American Muslim activists to share information, network, and work on causes that impact the American Muslim community."
Contains sections on networking, opinion, analysis, resources, and current events.

U.N. Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) - Afghanistan

U.S. Senate - Select Committee on Intelligence - Iraq Intelligence Reports

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