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These Page-Turners Reflect Coast Guard Commandant’s Leadership Philosophy

To start the new year, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft shared his bookshelf and his leadership philosophy with Coasties on his All Hands blog. The commandant said in a “volatile, increasingly complex and uncertain time” the USCG should focus on the importance of sound leadership to move forward. The commandant’s leadership philosophy is… Keep Reading

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The Immigration Debate and Border Security

What is a secure border? Perhaps the most secure border in the world is the one between North and South Korea. It features minefields, razor wire, multiple sensors, a variety of fences and constant, armed patrols on both sides that shoot to kill. Nothing is supposed to cross it alive. I don’t think that is… Keep Reading

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School Vulnerability and Homeland Security

Are the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., what could be called a homeland security event? Not in the strictest sense. It was not a terrorist act, did not involve foreign parties of any kind, did not involve any co-conspirators, was independent of any ideology or movement, and was unrelated to border security. As of current… Keep Reading

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Gaza, Iran and the Coming Challenge to Homeland Security

As Americans ate their turkeys and shopped during Black Friday they could be forgiven for putting the booms of rockets and the blasts of bombs half a world away out of their minds. But as Americans have learned to their pain, virtually everything around the world ultimately impacts their homeland security. The latest Israeli-Gazan conflict… Keep Reading

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The Other Great Debate

That was quite a debate on Tuesday: The give and take, the intensity, the incredible stakes. But in the end, I just wasn’t convinced. I don’t think that Al Qaeda has been defeated. But you didn’t hear that discussion in the debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney? Sorry, I guess you must be thinking… Keep Reading

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Fusion Center Report is Roadmap to Improvements

Lapses and problems in the nation’s homeland security fusion center have now been extensively chronicled in the report, Federal Support for and Involvement in State and Local Fusion Centers, issued on Tuesday by the investigations subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. As well reported in the general media, the indictment of… Keep Reading

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Preview: September 2012 Print Edition

PREVIEW: September 2012 edition of Homeland Security Today Homeland Security Today magazine editor David Silverberg briefly describes the major stories in the current September print issue. Go behind the headlines now. Keep Reading

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Looking Back: Giuliani, Leadership and the Decisions of 9/11

Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from the book, Masters of Disaster: The Political and Leadership Lessons of America’s Greatest Disasters by David Silverberg, Decision Today Books, 2012. “Mr. Mayor, the vice president will be on the line,” said the woman’s voice. Finally, after trying to reach the White House for an hour, Rudolph W.… Keep Reading

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Mexico’s Next President and the Future of the Cartel War

There’s something poetically appropriate about having a Mexican presidential election on the first of July and then celebrating the US Independence Day a mere four days later. In a way it demonstrates the closeness of the two nations and their inevitable interaction. Much is being made in the American media of the return to power… Keep Reading

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Lessons of the Latest Airline Plot

There are four takeaways from the latest reported plot to bring down an aircraft with a suicide bomb. The threat remains In the afterglow of the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death, counterterror experts repeatedly warned that the threat of jihadist terrorism remained. Yet for all the warnings, one could detect a kind of self-congratulatory… Keep Reading

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