The Bush regime’s reign of victimage ritual and rhetorical terror generated a dense symbolic fog. That fog provided cover for a swarming of new surveillance mechanisms, particularly in the United States. This chapter describes two power effects of the heightened [in]security associated with the war on terrorism.1 The first effect has been to radically intensify the policing of the American population. The second effect has been in the order of knowledge-the birth of “terrorism” and “the terrorist” as objects of serious scientific research.