Posts Tagged: terrorism

Let the NSA Do Job of Protecting USA

There is arguably no greater responsibility for the federal government than protecting the safety of Americans in general and the homeland in particular. But don’t tell that to the multitude of vociferous critics of the National Security Agency. On Sunday, the latest sensational article about the NSA appeared on the front page of the Washington… Read more »

Slaughter in Syria: Evil Triumphs When “Good Men Do Nothing”

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing“ — Edmund Burke. America and our allies would be wise to heed Burke’s warning in regard to the ongoing slaughter in Syria by Bashar al-Assad, the megalomaniac of the Middle East. Appeasing Assad through military inaction only damages America’s… Read more »

Terrorism Research Center Reconstitutes as Non-Profit Organization

I took great pleasure in reading the release below regarding the reconstitution of the Terrorism Research Center. The founders of the Terrorism Research Center (Matthew Devost, Brian Houghton, and Neal Pollard) are all highly regarded national security professionals and thought leaders who bring years of proven past performance to helping the nation think through some… Read more »

SAS Government Leadership Summit – June 12 in DC

SAS Government Leadership Summit June 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Newseum, Washington, DC Registration is required through http://go.sas.com/k42p97. The SAS Government Leadership Summit (#SASgov) is targeted at mid-tier to executive level decision makers in Government. This year’s theme is “Analytics on Point: Sharpen the focus on brighter possibilities.” Keynote: Dr. Michael Mandelbaum,… Read more »

Should Hospitals Be Considered a Significant Target Of Terror?

www.homelandsecuritynet.com Many social scientists referred to guerrilla warfare as the “weapon of the weak” and terrorism as the “weapon of the weakest,” using violence to generate fear, and thereby to achieve their political goals, when direct military victory is not possible. Today terrorists usually prefer to avoid attacking heavily defended “hard targets” such as military… Read more »

Is Iran Stirring The Pot?

www.homelandsecuritynet.com US counter-terrorism officials say as the anticipation of a confrontation with Tehran over their nuclear program appears to be looming they believe that Iran is now providing “weapons and money” to various groups in an effort “to start as many bush fires as possible” with the goal of distracting the US and other regional… Read more »

Former Marylander Convicted Of Terrorism

http://www.homelandsecuritynet.com/HSN/2012/03/former-marylander-convicted-of-terrorism/ Majid Khan Helped Plot Indonesia Bombing, Attempted Assassination BALTIMORE — A former Baltimore County man was convicted as a terrorist on Wednesday. Majid Khan, 32, pleaded guilty to helping al-Qaida plot attacks all over the world, including a 2003 car bombing in Indonesia that killed at least a dozen people and the attempted assassination… Read more »

Commentary: How would we respond to another terrorist attack?

http://www.homelandsecuritynet.com/HSN/2012/02/commentary-how-would-we-respond-to-another-terrorist-attack/ How would America respond to another terrorist attack on its soil? We never thought very much about that before 9/11, back when the subject of terrorism only came up in discussions about other countries. The topic is still one we avoid, but it’s not too soon to consider it, because U.S. government officials have… Read more »

Preventing An “American Hiroshima”

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI recently issued a memo to its state and local law enforcement partners titled “No Specific Threat to American Jewish Community, Despite Recent World Events.” The intelligence document said in part: “We have no specific information that Iran or its surrogates are targeting Jewish organizations, facilities, or personnel in… Read more »

Is Al-Qaeda Still A Threat, And How Can Responders Help?

By: TVR – a 28 year veteran First Responder A Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll taken just prior to the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks indicated that 61% of American’s polled thought another attack was likely. Compare these results with a similar 2009 survey, which found that that just 16% of… Read more »