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Past, Present Officials at Odds on Extent, Seriousness, Understanding of Islamism

Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper within 24 hours of one another gave conflicting testimony before separate congressional committees about the extent and seriousness of Islamist jihadi terrorism. In testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in February, Kerry stated, “Our citizens, our world today… Keep Reading

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There Will be Blood: Freeing the Vilest of the Vile from GITMO

For the first time since 2001, “Al Qaeda” wasn’t mentioned in a Presidential State of the Union address when President Obama gave his latest on January 20, 2015. Obama also said, “As Americans, we have a profound commitment to justice. So it makes no sense to spend $3 million per prisoner to keep open a… Keep Reading

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Obama’s Decree Will Leave Some Criminal Aliens on the Street; Possible New Surge at Border

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a long expected series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require an estimated four million – but likely many, many more — currently illegal immigrants to pass a criminal background check before being given work permits,… Keep Reading

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Dozens of ‘Dark Web’ Criminal Websites Seized in Silk Road 2.0 Investigation

In the November, 2013 edition of Homeland Security Today, we noted that when a propitious misstep by 29-year-old Ross William Ulbricht, proprietor of the estimated $1.2 billion criminal bazaar called the Silk Road was busted by the Feds, it had illuminated a slimy subterranean place secreted deep below the Web where terrorists, narco-traffickers, gun-runners, mercenaries,… Keep Reading

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Reforming Congressional Oversight of DHS Still Priority One, 9/11 Commission Members Say

Congressional oversight of homeland security received a particularly harsh rebuke by a new report by members of the now decade-old 9/11 Commission who were reconvened by the Bipartisan Policy Center and Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania to update their original recommendations ten years ago. The panel was unequivocal in stating that… Keep Reading

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$4 Billion for Border Crisis Contrasts With President’s Gutted FY 2015 DHS Budget Request

President Obama’s request for nearly $4 billion in emergency funding for what the White House insists is “a proactive” effort to confront the unprecedented wave after wave of unaccompanied children and “Other Than Mexicans” (OTMs) surging across the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) is in stark contrast with the dramatic, across the board cuts he requested… Keep Reading

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Crucial Border Enforcement System Modernization Runs Into Snags, But on Track, Lawmakers Hear

For the second time in a year, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is revising its schedule baseline for the TECS border enforcement system modernization program, and hasn’t yet “developed its master schedule sufficiently to reliably manage work activities or monitor program progress," Congress learned during a hearing last week. And it’s raised questions about the… Keep Reading

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Are Terrorists Conducting ‘Dry Runs?’ Some Believe They Are

Ever since the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA) issued a “briefing” to its members earlier this month warning them about possible dry-runs performed on passenger planes by possible terrorists, there’s been considerable debate among pilots and counterterrorism authorities over whether terrorists continue to conduct such probing and surveillance activities. Most of the debate has centered… Keep Reading

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