Monthly Archives: December 2007

Palestinian Authority – Israel Threat Level 5

Although the exact dates that U.S. President George W. Bush will visit each planned location on his upcoming 8-16 January 2008 Middle East trip have not been announced, Israeli officials have announced security measures that are expected to cause crippling … Continue reading

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Turkey Threat Level 4

Turkey (Country threat level – 4): On 28 December 2007 the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul issued the following Warden Message: “This Warden Message is to advise Americans that two New Years events in Istanbul have been cancelled; one in … Continue reading

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Pakistan Alert Level 5

Pakistan (Country threat level – 5): On 30 December 2007 the son of assassinated former prime minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was chosen to lead the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). The 19-year old Bilawal Bhutto will reportedly be the … Continue reading

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New this week in the Journal of Homeland Security

In “Establishing a Comprehensive Antifraud Plan for FEMA,” Quin Lucie argues that FEMA has no scalable, integrated plan to combat fraudulent disaster assistance claims and the external misuse, waste, and abuse of its property during disaster operations and while providing … Continue reading

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DHS Accepts Virtual Fence

“Amid a strong warning from Congress, the Homeland Security Department last week conditionally accepted delivery of the first phase of a controversial electronic border fence from contractor Boeing Co., and awarded the company a $64 million contract to build the … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia Works to Protect Oil Fields From Terrorism

Saudi Arabia “is spending billions of dollars in manpower, technology and weapons to improve its oilfield defenses against terrorism,” reports the Dallas Morning News. “… Already, al-Qaeda operatives have launched attacks on several oil compounds … the Saudis this year … Continue reading

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More Cuban Refugees Use Stolen Boats

“Cubans fleeing their communist run-island in search of the American dream are increasingly doing so aboard pleasure craft and go-fast boats, many of them stolen in Florida for use in the migrant smuggling trade,” reports Agence France-Presse. “… This year, … Continue reading

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4,800 Websites Have Jihadi Propaganda

“There are 4,800 jihadist websites that are recruiting terrorists, claims … Faiz Abdullah al-Shahri, an expert on Saudi extremism,” reports Adnkronos International. “… Al-Shahri estimates the sites attract around 250,000 visitors from all around the world everyweek.” http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=1.0.1639335548

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Preparing Law Enforcement for Emerging Terrorist Threats

(March 17-20; San Antonio) Local, state, federal and active military law enforcement officials and prosecutors are invited to attend. Local, state, and federal agents experienced in terrorism investigations and subject matter experts or prosecuting attorneys in terrorism matters from the … Continue reading

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Maritime & Port Security 2008

Speakers and panels will cover container security, scanning, seafarers as a link in the maritime security chain, and more. Security technology vendors will host tabletop exhibits. The conference runs concurrently with the 2008 Railway Security Forum and Expo. http://www.marinelog.com/PDF/msecbroch.pdf

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