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Privatizing War? PMCs: The Invisible Force Multiplier

Following the constitutional precedent established by the issuance of Letters of Marque and Reprisal PMCs contributions may become critical to success on the Global War on Terrorism Will the question of legality withstand the test

Moussaoui: A Murderer Who Deserves to Die!

He is a buffoon a clown a danger to his own people Most important of all though Zacarias Moussaoui is a mass murderer who knows right from wrong and should be sentenced to death

It Is Time for a National I.D. Card

8220 Immigration Reform 8221 is one of the most important and most controversial issues now facing the American people But no reform bill being considered would work without a requirement for verifiable identification included

Congresswoman Endangers Capitol Security

When an arrogant and abrasive woman without presenting proper identification tries to force her way through a security entrance of a congressional office building should she be stopped Or taken at her word that she is a member of Congress

How to Build a Protective Wall Along the U.S.-Mexican Border

Returning illegal immigrants to their own countries will not solve the problem What is really needed is a strong and constantly monitored high tech physical barrier that will prevent illegal migrants from entering the United States in the first place

License to Kill: The Right Policy for Dealing With Suicide Bombers?

On July 22, a 27-year-old electrician, Jean Charles de Menezes, was unceremoniously shot to death by police as he boarded a subway train in south London. His death came one day after Muslim extremists attempted unsuccessfully to repeat the bloody July 7 attacks–on three subway trains and a bus–that killed

Words and Bullets: Al Qaeda’s Textbook for Terror

An alarming discovery in Manchester England gives Western intelligence and counterterrorism agencies a Muslim insider 8217 s view of what it takes to fight a Holy War against the United States and its allies

Commentary: This Is a Real War!

Needed an immediate intensification of the war against terrorists before they can launch new attacks in and against the United States And no more hand wringing is required

Facilities Management in the Age of Terrorism

Large public gatherings 8211 specifically including baseball and football games and other entertainment events 8211 are both an invitation to terrorists and a major challenge to security officials The first rule is to build security into the sports entertainment

The Detection and Prevention of Suicide Bombings

The suicide bomber 8211 low cost easy to train and totally expendable 8211 has become Al Qaeda 8217 s weapon of choice in its Global War on Capitalism He or sometimes she is impossible to stop and usually not easy to detect There are though some telltale signs

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Article Out Loud – A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

  Full article by Ernesto Ballesteros, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 28, 2024. In this featured article, a cybersecurity state coordinator for CISA explains how cybersecurity is a core business process that involves the entire organization or agency. The continuity of government and operations depends on a

Article Out Loud – Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

  Full article by David Winks, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 21, 2024. In this featured article, a cyber defense expert describes the complexities of protecting the power grid from cyber, physical, and electromagnetic pulse attacks. Like a giant spider web, the grid connects power companies and

Article Out Loud – Repeated Intelligence Failures – Not Connecting the Dots

  Full article by Robert Leverone and Darren E. Price, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 14, 2024. In this featured article, two homeland security experts discuss how combating potential threats and avoiding intelligence failures involves identifying the signals and warnings in available information and connecting the dots.

Article Out Loud – Needed: More Imagination for Countering Domestic Risks

Full article by Jeanne Benincasa Thorpe, an Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, February 7, 2023.From “Lord of the Flies” to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, significant consequences have been blamed on failures of imagination. In this featured article, a national security and resiliency expert encourages leaders to

Article Out Loud – Unleashing Community Resilience Through Collaborative Leadership

Full Article By Michael R. Valiente, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, January 31, 2024. Elected officials and emergency response personnel form the nucleus of community leadership, a driving force for collaborative relationships with local stakeholders. Find out how community leaders who adopt the tenets of transformational leaders can

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