Monthly Archives: April 2007

Co-Opting the Hawala System of Terror Financing

Little article I wrote on Counter-Terrorism Financial Methods Co-Opting the Hawala System of Terror Financing

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USS New York

Built with 24 tons of scrap metal from the World Trade Centers, the USS New York is commissioned and is now taking the fight back to the enemy… GO NAVY! 

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Partnership for Global Security

http://www.ransac.org/

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In One Day, U.S. Hits Limit for Skilled-Worker Visas

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Tuesday it reached its limit for 2008 H-1B visa petitions in a single day and will not accept any more, to the dismay of technology companies that rely on the visas to hire skilled … Continue reading

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Fighting Gangs, Los Angeles Steps Up Deportations

“Suspected gang members who are in the country illegally and are arrested for even minor crimes could face quicker deportation under new policies unveiled Wednesday by the top two prosecutors in Los Angeles,” reports the Los Angeles Times. “… immigrants … Continue reading

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New York Musician Pleads Guilty in al-Qaeda Case

“A New York City jazz musician and martial arts instructor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to pledging allegiance to al Qaeda and offering to train would-be terrorists in hand-to-hand combat,” reports Reuters. “The prosecution’s case against Tariq Ibn Osman Shah was … Continue reading

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The Emergency Alert System Is Limited, but a Good Replacement Is Hard to Find

“Broadcast radio and television, cable operators, and satellite radio operators … appear generally prepared to participate” in the Emergency Alert System, but there is an “unreliable method for relaying” the “messages to the public,” according to the Government Accountability Office. … Continue reading

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House Armed Services Committee Bans ‘Global War on Terror’ Phrase

“The House Armed Services Committee is banishing the” phrase global war on terror “from the 2008 defense budget,” reports the Military Times. “… A memo for the committee staff, circulated March 27, says the 2008 bill and its accompanying explanatory … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Now Tracking All Large Commercial Vessels in U.S. Waters

The U.S. Coast Guard met the April 1 deadline mandated by the SAFE Port Act of 2006 to track all large commercial vessels within U.S. waters. “Beyond the SAFE Port Act, we need to focus our attention on closing other … Continue reading

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Interoperable Communications for First Responders: A Long Way to Go

The “$2.15 billion in grant funding” that the Homeland Security Department has “awarded to states and localities from 2003 through 2005 for communications interoperability enhancements … along with technical assistance, has helped to make improvements,” according to the Government Accountability … Continue reading

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