Monthly Archives: June 2006

After al-Zarqawi, a New Kind of Warfare

NPS terrorism expert urges unconventional tactics, nation-buildingBy KEVIN HOWE, Monterey Herald Staff Writer The United States needs a dedicated unconventional warfare branch of the armed forces to fight the shadowy conflicts spinning off from the global war on terror, according … Continue reading

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Organizing State and Local Health Departments for Public Health Preparedness

Improving the ability to respond to bioterrorism and other emergencies is an important challenge facing the U.S. public health system. Despite having a knowledgeable workforce, practice and experience, capacity, and partnerships with other responders in the community, the system’s ability … Continue reading

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Cat infection by bird flu detected in Indonesia

A case of cat infection by the H5N1 strain of bird flu has been detected in Indonesia, a World Health Organization medical officer in Jakarta said Monday.“We have evidence of one cat in Indonesia that has already been infected by … Continue reading

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FBI opens new cybercrimes unit

Six years ago, cybercrime such as online financial fraud, computer tampering, Internet child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child barely registered a blip on the radar screen.All that, of course, has changed and on Tuesday the FBI announced the … Continue reading

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Railroad investigating chemical spill that snarled commuting

June 19, 2006 (CHICAGO) – The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway Company is still investigating what caused one of its trains to spill several bags of acid powder along the tracks west of Chicago last week.The spill stranded thousands of Metra … Continue reading

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Union Pacific sets a record for coal

By JOSH FUNKAssociated Press OMAHA, NEB. – Strong demand for coal and agriculture products helped boost shipping volume for Union Pacific Corp. 5 percent in the second quarter through June 10, the nation’s largest railroad said Friday.The railroad said intermodal … Continue reading

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Operation Return to Sender Nabs Illegal Immigrants

“In a blitz that began May 26, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement … has arrested nearly 2,100 illegal immigrants,” reports the Associated Press. “… Officials said the raids had caught child molesters, gang members and other violent criminals, as well … Continue reading

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Zarqawi Built Global Jihadist Network on the Internet

“Over the last two years, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi established the Web as a powerful tool of the global jihad, mobilizing computer-savvy allies who inspired extremists in Iraq and beyond with lurid video clips of the bombings and beheadings his group … Continue reading

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25 French Islamists Jailed for Eiffel Tower Plot

Twenty-five Islamist radicals were jailed by a Paris court [Wednesday] for their roles in a plot to bomb French landmarks including the Eiffel Tower,” reports the Times. “… The network was dismantled in two waves, the first in December 2002 … Continue reading

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(U//FOUO) UNITED STATES: (Terrorist Threat) Increasing Homegrown Terrorist Threat, FPS Portal, 12 Jun 06. While the war against terrorism continues

(U//FOUO) UNITED STATES: (Terrorist Threat) Increasing Homegrown Terrorist Threat, FPS Portal, 12 Jun 06. While the war against terrorism continues across the world, the face of terrorism is possibly changing. This possible change was demonstrated recently when Canadian authorities announced … Continue reading

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