Daily Archives: July 9, 2008

IS-860 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)

FEMA course IS 860 Course Overview Protecting the critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) of the United States is essential to the Nation’s security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life.  The purpose of this course is … Continue reading

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DHS Science and Technology First Responder Spotlight

From the Ground Up We all know the dedication of the country’s first-responder community—the hundreds of thousands of selfless men and women who rush to emergency scenes every minute of every day, charging into crumbling buildings enshrouded in flames, saving … Continue reading

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AP Exclusive: US removes uranium from Iraq

The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program – a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium – reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda Blamed for Terror Attack Outside U.S. Consulate in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey —  Al Qaeda militants attacked the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday, killing six people, according to a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief journalists. Wielding pistols and shotguns, the … Continue reading

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Iran Test-Fires Missiles in Response to Israeli, U.S. ‘Threats’

TEHRAN, Iran —  Iran test-fired nine long- and medium-range missiles Wednesday during war games to “demonstrate our resolve and might against enemies who in recent weeks have threatened Iran with harsh language,” a top Iranian general said of perceived U.S. and … Continue reading

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China (Country threat level – 3)

 On 9 July 2008 officials stated that they will increase security measures at all security checkpoints throughout Beijing next week in the lead-up to the Olympic Games in August. K9 units specialized in detecting explosives will be deployed, and police … Continue reading

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Honduras (Country threat level – 4)

The U.S. Embassy in Teguicigalpa issued the following Warden Message on 8 July 2008: “According to media reports, there was a massive toxic leak from a container in which a shipment of sodium hydrosulfate was being stored on the property … Continue reading

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