Monthly Archives: August 2009

Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S. (NYT, 8/5/09)

A pair of nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines has been patrolling off the eastern seaboard of the United States in recent days, a rare mission that has raised concerns inside the Pentagon and intelligence agencies about a more assertive stance by … Continue reading

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White House: ‘War on terrorism’ is over (Wash. Times, 8/6/09)

It’s official. The U.S. is no longer engaged in a “war on terrorism.” Neither is it fighting “jihadists” or in a “global war.” President Obama’s top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable … Continue reading

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American man convicted of supporting terrorism (Reuters, 8/12/09)

An American man was found guilty on Wednesday by a federal jury in Atlanta of supporting terrorism as part of a small militant cell based in the southern U.S. city. Ehsanul Sadequee, 23, was convicted on four counts of providing … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day

‘Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.’ We have heard that many times. What is also the price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections. If everything that is wrong with the world becomes a reason to turn more power … Continue reading

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Mexico (Country threat level – 3):

 A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the Gulf of California approximately 75 mi/120 km northeast of San Isabel, Mexico, at 1759 UTC on 3 August 2009. The quake was preceded five minutes earlier by a 5.8 magnitude quake in the … Continue reading

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