Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Campus Liaison Initiative “Success Through Cooperation”

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Campus Liaison Initiative “Success Through Cooperation”"— Presentation transcript:

1 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Campus Liaison Initiative “Success Through Cooperation”

2 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Summary Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Heightened vigilance after 9/11 Heightened vigilance after 9/11 Educational institutions are “Soft” targets Educational institutions are “Soft” targets Domestic and International Terrorism Domestic and International Terrorism Case studies Case studies The Way Forward… The Way Forward…

3 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Benefits of JTTF Establish relationships with federal, state and local agencies prior to a crisis Establish relationships with federal, state and local agencies prior to a crisis “One stop shopping” for law enforcement for information regarding suspected terrorist activities “One stop shopping” for law enforcement for information regarding suspected terrorist activities Shared intelligence base/access to databases Shared intelligence base/access to databases Training Training

4 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Campus Liaison Initiative (CLI) A command post is no place to exchange business cards A command post is no place to exchange business cards

5 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Campus Liaison Initiative Mission Enhance relationships with colleges & universities in an effort to increase mutual cooperation and information sharing between campuses and JTTFs to thwart “soft target” vulnerabilities, and to detect, deter & disrupt extremist activity on campuses and against campus personnel. Enhance relationships with colleges & universities in an effort to increase mutual cooperation and information sharing between campuses and JTTFs to thwart “soft target” vulnerabilities, and to detect, deter & disrupt extremist activity on campuses and against campus personnel.

6 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Benefits of CLI Strong relationships based on trust prior to a crisis Strong relationships based on trust prior to a crisis Awareness of ongoing threats and investigations Awareness of ongoing threats and investigations Increased two-way information sharing Increased two-way information sharing Raise awareness of campus vulnerabilities Raise awareness of campus vulnerabilities Force multiplier for terrorist and criminal incidents Force multiplier for terrorist and criminal incidents

7 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO A Fine Line Due to the heightened threat environment, the U.S. began re-examining its student visa program Due to the heightened threat environment, the U.S. began re-examining its student visa program These institutions ARE “soft targets” These institutions ARE “soft targets” Heightened security contrasts with the role of colleges and universities as institutions where open access and free speech are fundamental Heightened security contrasts with the role of colleges and universities as institutions where open access and free speech are fundamental We need a balance between two imperatives: prevention of future attacks and the openness of study and research We need a balance between two imperatives: prevention of future attacks and the openness of study and research

8 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Types of Terrorism Domestic: Terrorist activity by groups or individuals who are based and operate entirely in the U.S., without foreign direction Terrorist activity by groups or individuals who are based and operate entirely in the U.S., without foreign directionInternational: Terrorist activity by groups or individuals who are foreign based, are directed from outside the United States, or whose activities transcend national boundaries Terrorist activity by groups or individuals who are foreign based, are directed from outside the United States, or whose activities transcend national boundaries

9 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Domestic Terrorism: The Higher Education Link Colleges/universities involved in environmental or animal research are often targets of domestic terrorism groups Colleges/universities involved in environmental or animal research are often targets of domestic terrorism groups Colleges/universities offer recruitment opportunities for these groups Colleges/universities offer recruitment opportunities for these groups Perceived security levels different than at private companies Perceived security levels different than at private companies

10 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Domestic Terrorism DT is the use of force or violence in order to promote a political agenda within the US. DT is the use of force or violence in order to promote a political agenda within the US. Examples: Examples: Anarchism Extremists Anarchism Extremists White Supremacy/ Black Separatists White Supremacy/ Black Separatists Animal Rights (ALF) Animal Rights (ALF) Environmental Activists (ELF) Environmental Activists (ELF) Abortion Activists Abortion Activists Militias/ Sovereign Citizens Militias/ Sovereign Citizens

11 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO White supremacist group active in Grand Rapids 5/4/09 Blogging for Michigan reports on a relatively new white supremacist group operating in Michigan. White Pride Michigan seems to be most active on the west side of the state, particularly the Grand Rapids area. They’ve recently been distributing fliers around the Grand Rapids Community College campus that say:reportsWhite Pride Michigan “UNCLE ZOG WANTS YOU! Zionist agents control your children through the media Obama is a ZOG agent working on White slavery Will you allow your culture and people die? [sic] Want to learn more? Contact:

12 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO ALF Incidents June 24, 2007: IID left next to an unoccupied vehicle at a university researcher’s home June 24, 2007: IID left next to an unoccupied vehicle at a university researcher’s home IID failed to detonate IID failed to detonate North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO) said the Animal Liberation Brigade claimed responsibility North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO) said the Animal Liberation Brigade claimed responsibility One-gallon plastic container filled with flammable liquid, a towel soaked in the liquid, a book of matches, and a lit cigarette.

13 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO ALF Incidents August 2, 2008: Two UCSC researchers targeted August 2, 2008: Two UCSC researchers targeted An IID ignited an unoccupied vehicle at one residence; no injuries An IID ignited an unoccupied vehicle at one residence; no injuries Five minutes later, an IID ignited front door of another researcher’s residence ¼ mile away Five minutes later, an IID ignited front door of another researcher’s residence ¼ mile away Significant damage but no injuries Significant damage but no injuries No claim of responsibility No claim of responsibility NAALPO issued a statement approving of the action NAALPO issued a statement approving of the action

14 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO International Terrorism: The Higher Education Link Student visas easier to get than work or immigrant visas Student visas easier to get than work or immigrant visas Allows flexibility to travel/gather intelligence Allows flexibility to travel/gather intelligence Access to young, impressionable people Access to young, impressionable people Can establish extensive and phone networks without suspicion Can establish extensive and phone networks without suspicion

15 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO “Cover” Indicators Attempts to influence the visa process by asking a government official to intervene on their behalf Attempts to influence the visa process by asking a government official to intervene on their behalf Enters the US on a student visa but never attends class Enters the US on a student visa but never attends class Money transfers would not arouse suspicion Money transfers would not arouse suspicion Enroll in classes to acquire a certain skill Enroll in classes to acquire a certain skill

16 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Extremism Indicators Expression of radical views to gain reaction to “spot” potential recruits Expression of radical views to gain reaction to “spot” potential recruits Attending lectures or programs, or inviting speakers who espouse an extremist message Attending lectures or programs, or inviting speakers who espouse an extremist message Seeking out/reading inflammatory materials, then promoting them to others Seeking out/reading inflammatory materials, then promoting them to others Visiting extremist websites Visiting extremist websites

17 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Extremism Indicators (cont.) Conducting surveillance Conducting surveillance Probing security Probing security Casing targets, including unnecessary videotaping/photography Casing targets, including unnecessary videotaping/photography Use of coded language Use of coded language Spike in communications mentioning farewell and/or wills Spike in communications mentioning farewell and/or wills

18 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Extremism Indicators (cont.) Formation of a small group within a larger organization, emphasizing the teaching of a specific ideology Formation of a small group within a larger organization, emphasizing the teaching of a specific ideology Seeming indifference in a course of study Seeming indifference in a course of study Interest in academic programs that do not require attendance Interest in academic programs that do not require attendance

19 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Potential Targets Chemical and biological labs Chemical and biological labs Large capacity arenas and stadiums Large capacity arenas and stadiums Special events Special events Nuclear research labs Nuclear research labs Information from the Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center (STIC)

20 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO

21 Student Case Studies

22 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Khalid Shaikh Mohammad (KSM) Joined Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood at 16 Joined Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood at 16 Becomes enamored with violent jihad at desert youth camps Becomes enamored with violent jihad at desert youth camps 1983: enrolls at Chowan College in North Carolina (Baptist school) 1983: enrolls at Chowan College in North Carolina (Baptist school) Transfers to North Carolina A&T after a semester Transfers to North Carolina A&T after a semester 1986: obtains degree in mechanical engineering 1986: obtains degree in mechanical engineering Heads off to Pakistan to fight the Soviets…the rest is history… Heads off to Pakistan to fight the Soviets…the rest is history… Architect of 9/11 Architect of 9/11 Captured in Pakistan, March 2003 Captured in Pakistan, March 2003

23 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri BA from Bradley University in Illinois, 1991 BA from Bradley University in Illinois, 1991 Summer 2000: Returns to US for an unknown reason Summer 2000: Returns to US for an unknown reason Summer 2001: returns with family, enrolls at Bradley again Summer 2001: returns with family, enrolls at Bradley again The perfect cover The perfect cover Arrested in December 2001 for fraud and lying to federal agents Arrested in December 2001 for fraud and lying to federal agents Subsequent investigation reveals he was an AQ sleeper agent sent to US to facilitate/recruit Subsequent investigation reveals he was an AQ sleeper agent sent to US to facilitate/recruit Direct links to top AQ operatives Direct links to top AQ operatives Declared “enemy combatant” in 2003 Declared “enemy combatant” in 2003

24 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Aafia Siddiqui Obtained degrees in the early 90s from: Obtained degrees in the early 90s from: MIT: BS in Biology MIT: BS in Biology Brandeis: PhD in Neuroscience Brandeis: PhD in Neuroscience History of organizing for Islam History of organizing for Islam “Americans have no respect for people who are weak. Americans will respect us if we stand up and we are strong.” “Americans have no respect for people who are weak. Americans will respect us if we stand up and we are strong.” Spring 2002, questioned by FBI about nefarious activities w/ husband Spring 2002, questioned by FBI about nefarious activities w/ husband Back to Pakistan in spring of 2002, divorced Back to Pakistan in spring of 2002, divorced 2003, married KSM’s nephew, AQ operative now in GTMO 2003, married KSM’s nephew, AQ operative now in GTMO Arrested on July 17, 2008 in AFG Arrested on July 17, 2008 in AFG

25 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Other Notables 9/11 hijacker Hani Hanjour 9/11 hijacker Hani Hanjour 9/11 facilitator Ramzi Binalshibh 9/11 facilitator Ramzi Binalshibh FBI subject currently in custody FBI subject currently in custody UK terrorist operative UK terrorist operative Others ARE out there… Others ARE out there… Hani Hanjour Ramzi Binalshibh

26 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Things to Consider Summary of Indicators Summary of Indicators Use common sense and instincts regarding suspicious activities Use common sense and instincts regarding suspicious activities Don’t hesitate to report information to your JTTF Don’t hesitate to report information to your JTTF Be aware and informed Be aware and informed Don’t become complacent Don’t become complacent Liaison/training with other local agencies Liaison/training with other local agencies Crisis Response Plan Crisis Response Plan Communications network in place? Communications network in place?

27 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Our Relationship Every piece of the puzzle counts: Every piece of the puzzle counts: “A National Security threat is one that tries to challenge the very foundations of American society, involving dangers so great that no local authority can handle them alone.”- FBI Director Mueller Working together Working together Two-way communication Two-way communication Reach out to your local JTTF Reach out to your local JTTF Campus Liaison Agent (CLA) Campus Liaison Agent (CLA)

28 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Campuses Are Soft Targets…

29 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Questions?


Download ppt "UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Campus Liaison Initiative “Success Through Cooperation”"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google