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Worst-Case Scenario: Pakistan Falls to the Taliban

Israel 038 India could be first in the line of fire if the resurgent terrorist group gains control of Islamabad 8217 s nuclear arsenal but the United States would not be immune from attacks that could potentially evolve into a global nuclear holocaust

Is Al Qaeda Seeking Weapons of Mass Destruction

Some pundits and some politicians seem to think the war on terror is over or almost over But new evidence suggests that it is not and will not be over until the terrorists say it 8217 s over 8211 and that day may still be a long way off

Mumbai: Implications for the West

Mumbai was totally unprepared for the terrorist attacks of 26 November 8211 and paid dearly for its lack of vigilance Will the great nations of the West learn from India 8217 s mistakes or simply repeat them

Litigation Trends Regarding Security

One of the most effective weapons against terrorists surprisingly is Money Not the reasonable sums used to pay for new surveillance systems but damages charged against businesses that fail to provide proper security for customers tenants 038 employees

Multipurpose Buildings: A Towering Challenge for Security Planners

From parking lots to elevators 038 escalators to penthouse apartments 8211 every room and every floor in the office and residential buildings now being designed represents a different type of danger Here is a handy list of some of the more avoidable ones

Parking Security: A Lot to Think About

An underground garage open to the general public and poorly lighted is an open invitation to a robber a rapist or a murderer Also to a terrorist whose life 8217 s ambition is to kill as many Americans as possible even at the cost of his own life

Stadium and Venue Security

Crowd control is today both a challenge and a necessity, as demonstrated by the Beijing Olympics and this summer’s political conventions. The controls used, though, are often resented, and frequently expensive – but not as costly as a terrorist attack. A terrorist walks into a football stadium on a beautiful

Battlefield Forensics: Rebirth of an Ancient Science

Historians see yesterday 8217 s battlefields as primary sources for their next scholarly tomes The modern military sees today 8217 s battlefield as an unsifted mountain of intelligence information and possibly as evidence in future courtroom proceedings

Spores: The Threat of a Catastrophic Attack on America

The first anthrax terrorist attack on the United States was relatively minor Now a second attack exponentially more lethal is almost certain When not if it happens the decision makers in Congress 038 the White House will have only themselves to blame

In-Car Police Video Systems Under Assault

Although well intentioned proposed IACP regulations governing the type of imaging systems installed in police cars could lead to judicial chaos and prevent the trial and conviction of an untold number of criminals 8220 caught in the act 8221

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Article Out Loud – Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

  Full article by Charles Guddemi and Catherine Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 3, 2024. In this featured article, the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency’s statewide interoperability coordinator and the editor of Domestic Preparedness highlight the key takeaways from a 2024 interoperability

Article Out Loud – Emergency Management Goes to the Hill

  Full article by Kay C. Goss and Catherine L. Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, two attendees of a Senate briefing on “The State of Emergency Management” discuss the assistance needs of emergency managers working behind the scenes to ensure

Article Out Loud – The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

  Full article by Heather Issvoran, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, the director of strategic communications for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security describes how homeland security education expanded after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, to ensure that

Article Out Loud – April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

  Full article by Laurel J. Radow, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, a member of the American Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Task Force shares an operational checklist for communities that will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Eclipse event

Article Out Loud – Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

  Full article by Heather McGaffin, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, the director of The Office of Unified Communications in Washington, DC, provides a glimpse inside emergency communications centers and the strategic planning needed to ensure that someone is always there

Article Out Loud – Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Full article by Desiree Baccus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 6, 2024.In this featured article, a public relations committee member for the National Association for Amateur Radio describes how volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive, diverse movement of impactful community engagement. Talented operators nationwide prove

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