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November 2015

ISIS and National Security

In light of the November 13, 2015 terrorist bombings in Paris, France and the reported release of an ISIS video threatening Washington D.C with Paris-Style attacks; ; this month from the ASU Depository of Government Documents in the links below address the topic of protecting the United States from terrorist attacks, both foreign and home-grown. To date, in 2015, the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Congress met numerous times to discuss several different aspects of protecting the nation against terrorism.

Some featured meetings are:

The administration’s strategy to confront ISIS : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Affairs

Countering violent Islamist extremism : the urgent threat of foreign fighters and home-grown terror : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security

ISIL in America : domestic terror and radicalization : hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations of the Committee on the Judiciary

One flight away : an examination of the threat posed by ISIS terrorists with western passports : hearing before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security


 Archive of entries in “Documents in the Spotlight”

Government Documents and Maps are part of the Reference Department of the Porter Henderson Library. The Collections are housed in a newly-remodeled corner of the Basement. The Library has been a selective depository for the Federal Depository Library Program since 1964 and a member of the Texas State Publications Depository Program since 1963. Budget cuts to the Texas State Library & Archives during the 2011 Legislative session, however, effectively ended the state publication program in July, 2011.

If you have questions regarding government publications or other government information, please contact Kim Wirth, Coordinator of Information Literacy/Research Librarian, at 325-486-6527, or