US Embassy: US provides Jordan with anti-terrorism computer equipment

The United States has provided Jordan with US$237,000 worth of computer equipment to fight terrorism. The US Embassy in Amman says the shipment includes special forensic computers used to track cyber crimes and terrorists online. In a statement issued Thursday, the embassy says the equipment is one of the largest grants provided by the U.S. Department of State's Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance Programs, or ATA. It says the transfer of equipment is part of several cyber training programs in Jordan, where ATA specialists teach computer forensic analysis, case management and evidence protocol. The announcement of the shipment came a day after Jordan's King Abdullah visited US President George W. Bush at the White House.