// by Kylie Bull

GAO: Agencies Must Do More to Address Climate Change Migration

The previous administration cited climate change as a “top strategic risk” in its 2015 National Security Strategy and stated that climate change is an urgent and growing threat to U.S. national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water. The current administration does not discuss climate change in its 2017 National Security Strategy. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bull

Al-Shabab Attacks Nairobi Hotel Complex, Killing 21

There are numerous reports of foreign jihadists going to Somalia to help al-Shabab, from neighboring countries, as well as the US and Europe. U.S. authorities are concerned about the group’s ability to recruit members of the Somali diaspora living in the United States. Keep Reading

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Admiral Schultz to USCG: First Time Service Members Not Paid During a Lapse

In an email to the USCG troops, Commandant Schultz outlined efforts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to get payback on track and offers resources through the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance and the American Red Cross from a $15 million donation from USAA. “To the Men and Women of the United States Coast Guard, … Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bull

25 Percent Decrease in Maritime Piracy in Asia

There was a total of 76 incidents of piracy and armed robbery reported in Asia between January to December 2018, comprising 62 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents. This marks the lowest number of incidents since ReCAAP ISC began keeping records in 2007. Keep Reading

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