Agencies amass an amazing amount of information of terrorist organizations and their capabilities. Below, you will find many of the reports obtained through the FOIA and available publicly.
Annual Report to The President and The Congress of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (2nd). II. Toward a National Strategy for Combating Terrorism [191 Pages]
Hybrid Warfare [29 Pages, 600KB] – Senior military officials recently testified1 before Congress that current and future adversaries are likely to use hybrid warfare tactics, a blending of conventional and irregular approaches across the full spectrum of conflict. In addition, several academic and professional trade publications have commented that future conflict will likely be characterized by a fusion of different forms of warfare rather than a singular approach. The overarching implication of hybrid warfare is that U.S. forces must become more adaptable and flexible in order to defeat adversaries that employ an array of lethal technologies to protracted, population-centric conflicts such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan. Department of Defense (DOD) officials have discussed the need to counter the continuum of threats that U.S. forces could face from nonstate- and state-sponsored adversaries, including computer network and satellite attacks; portable surface-to-air missiles; improvised explosive devices; information and media manipulation; and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive devices.
Osama Bin Laden: A Case Study Part I: Summary and Analysis, December 6, 1999 [393 Pages, 17.0MB] – This document provides an open-source examination of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden, his al Qaeda organization, and allied terrorist organizations. It includes a summary of the relevant history, the lessons learned from the 199~ African embassy bombings and from the follow-on cruise-missile strikes, the threat of future attacks using weapons of mass destruction, and a set of observations, conclusions and recommendations.
Terrorist CBRN: Materials and Effects [6 pages, 4.7mb]
Terrorist Threats and Allegations Investigated by the DOD [18 pages, 5.1mb]