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Thought for November 4, 2009

“All things fade into the storied past, and in a little while are shrouded in oblivion. Even to men whose lives were a blaze of glory this comes to pass; as for the rest, the breath is hardly out of … Continue reading

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Christmas in Waziristan

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U.S. Navy Sends Warship to Keep Watch Over Ukrainian Vessel Seized by Somali Pirates

MOGADISHU, Somalia —  As a heavily armed U.S. destroyer patrolled nearby and planes flew overhead Sunday, a Somali pirate spokesman told The Associated Press his group was demanding a $20 million ransom to release a cargo ship loaded with Russian tanks. … Continue reading

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Sudan (Country threat level – 4)

On 14 May 2008 the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum issued the following Warden Message for Sudan: “This Warden Message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens of the need to exercise increased caution when traveling within the greater Khartoum area. … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda Is at Its Strongest Since 9/11, Says U.S. Govt.

“Al Qaeda is the strongest it has been since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a new U.S. government analysis concludes,” according to CNN. “… Despite a campaign of military action and counterterrorism operations, al Qaeda has … Continue reading

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Fusion Centers Lose Focus on Terrorism

“Antiterrorism information-sharing and analysis is taking a back seat to criminal intelligence at the more than 40 state intelligence fusion centers, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service,” reports Government Computer News. “State governors created the centers, … Continue reading

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GAO Questions Usefulness of Sector Infrastructure Protection Plans

The Government Accountability Office reviewed “nine sector-specific plans” for infrastructure protection and concluded that “it is unclear the extent to which DHS will be able to use them at this point to identify security gaps and critical interdependencies across the … Continue reading

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NSA and DHS Name More Information Assurance Centers of Academic Excellence

“The National Security Agency and the Homeland Security Department have designated 12 [more] universities as centers of academic excellence in the field of information assurance education,” bringing the total to 86 schools, reports Federal Computer Week. Those “carrying the title … Continue reading

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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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