Monthly Archives: April 2007

Major DHS Preparedness Components Move to FEMA

As directed by the Post-Katrina Emergency Reform Act of 2006, major national preparedness components and functions of the Homeland Security Department, including the Office of Grants and Training, the U.S. Fire Administration, National Capital Region Coordination, Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness, … Continue reading

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Raids on Illegal Immigrants Separate Them From Their U.S.-Born Children

“As the government’s crackdown on illegal immigrant workers has intensified in recent months, so have the consequences for a large subgroup of U.S. citizens: American-born children of illegal immigrants,” reports the Washington Post. These U.S.-born kids number “at least 3.1 … Continue reading

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New this week in the Journal of Homeland Security

In “The Swiss–U.S. Counterterrorism Partnership,” Urs Ziswiler, Swiss Ambassador to the United States, discusses joint activity in combating the financing of terrorism and exchanging information, along with two new areas of cooperation: responding to bioterrorism and threat convergence. http://www.homelandsecurity.org/newjournal/Commentary/displayCommentary2.asp?commentary=40

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Next 9/11 Could Be Launched From Britain, Says Chertoff

“The United States fears that the next September 11–style attack on America could be launched by Muslims from Britain or Europe who feel [like] ‘second-class citizens’ and alienated by a ‘colonial legacy’, according to the US Homeland Security chief. In … Continue reading

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Security at Russian Nuclear Sites Has Improved, but Is It Sustainable?

Since 1993, the Energy and Defense departments “have worked to improve security at sites housing weapons-usable nuclear material and warheads in Russia and other countries,” spending over $2.2 billion, notes the Government Accountability Office. The departments “report to have improved … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda Is ‘Still Radicalising British Youth’

“A secret intelligence document warns that al-Qaeda agents in the [United Kingdom] are training young Muslim men and women to fight British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan,” reports the Telegraph. “The dossier” notes “high levels of operational activity by UK-based … Continue reading

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Iran Releases British Sailors and Marines

“The 15 Royal Navy sailors and marines held in Iran for almost two weeks are being reunited with their families,” reports the British Broadcasting Corporation. They were “freed by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a ‘gift’ to the British people … Continue reading

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U.S. Interrogates Terror Suspects at Secret Ethiopian Prisons

CIA and FBI agents hunting for al-Qaida militants in the Horn of Africa have been interrogating terrorism suspects from 19 countries–including Canada–at secret prisons in Ethiopia, notorious for torture and abuse. Human rights groups, lawyers and several western diplomats assert … Continue reading

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