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Reports: Russia Arrests 15 Suspected Terrorists in Moscow

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Russian authorities have reportedly arrested more than a dozen men they claim are “armed Islamists” in Moscow.Tuesday night Russian security forces raided an apartment in eastern Moscow, detaining 15 people they allege are members of the terror group At-Takfir Wal-Hijra. A video of the raid, released to Russian media, showed armored police busting into an [...]

Illegal Immigrants from India Stream Into US From Mexico

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Hundreds of undocumented immigrants from India are taking an unusual route to the United States, illegally crossing from Mexico into Arizona to seek political asylum Those numbers are likely to rise in 2014, the head of a D.C.-based Asian immigrant rights group told Newsmax on Tuesday. Deepa Iyer, executive director of South Asian Americans Leading [...]

Obama to tap ex-Pentagon official for Homeland Security

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President Obama plans to nominate former Pentagon attorney Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of Homeland Security, a White House official said Thursday.Johnson, general counsel for the Defense Department during Obamas first term, will be introduced by the president at a ceremony on Friday. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson would replace Janet Napolitano, who [...]

TSA: No evidence of threat on reported terrorist ‘dry-run’ flight

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Federal transportation officials say an investigation of a reported terrorist “dry-run” on a flight from Washington, D.C., to Orlando, Fla., revealed no evidence of a threat. In a prepared statement, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials confirmed that an incident took place aboard a US Airways flight Sept. 2, prompting an inspection of the plane and [...]

10 News Investigators find memo warning about terrorist “dry-runs” on airplanes

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It was a flight bound for Florida, and some airline pilots believe it also may have been a dry-run for terrorists. According to this 10 News report, a memo obtained by 10 News investigators from a union that represents pilots says that “there have been several cases recently throughout the (airline) industry of what appear [...]

The new jihad – a violent, intrusive and dangerous threat to world order

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September’s attack on the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi announced loud and clear that virulent Islamism is now at a mall near you. Counterterrorism experts’ worst fears came true when the ultimate symbol of secular western consumption — a glossy, multicultural, family-centered shopping center — became the latest target for Islamist jihadism. Welcome to the [...]

Jihadists Threaten Revenge for US Libya Snatch Operation

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Libyan jihadist groups online have called for revenge attacks against U.S. and Western interests in the north African nation, as well as the local government, two days after an elite U.S. counter-terrorism unit abducted alleged high-profile al Qaeda member Anas al-Libi from Tripoli. In one posting on Facebook, jihadists called on Libya’s “courageous youth” to [...]

Justice Department Prepares Charges Against NSA Leaker Snowden

  The Justice Department is preparing charges against Edward Snowden, the former federal government contract worker who revealed the National Security Agency’s vast secret surveillance program, ABC News reported. Booz Allen Hamilton, the government contract company Snowden worked for, confirmed Tuesday that Snowden, whose salary was $122,000, was fired Monday for violating the firm’s code [...]

Statue of Liberty screening moved to Manhattan

Security screening for visitors to the Statue of Liberty will be held in lower Manhattan instead of on Ellis Island when the site reopens on July 4 after cleanup from Superstorm Sandy. The National Park Service originally had planned for visitors to board cruise ships in Manhattan or in Liberty State Park, N.J., and stop [...]

Hacker Breached U.S. Army Database Containing Sensitive Information on Dams

A hacker compromised a U.S. Army database that holds sensitive information about vulnerabilities in U.S. dams, according to a news report. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ National Inventory of Dams contains information about 79,000 dams throughout the country and tracks such information as the number of estimated deaths that could occur if a specific [...]

Threat of Electromagnetic Pulse Attack Is Real for Florida International University Professor

The notion of a weapon exploding and crippling everything electronic for miles around doesn’t just live in old black and white military film for Faisel Kaleem. For the Florida International University engineering professor, the threat is real. “Somebody comes over to your country and destroys your infrastructure without even bombing,” he said. Kaleem is referring [...]

EMP Attack: The Threat Is Real

Two scholars from the congressionally mandated 2010 Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack make the case to protect the U.S. from a potentially catastrophic nuclear EMP attack on the U.S. by terrorists or rogue states. William Radasky and Peter Vincent Pry rebut Yousaf M. Butt’s charge that [...]

North Korea vows nuclear attack on US, as UN prepares to vote on sanctions

  North Korea on Thursday vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

Why is the Department of Homeland Security buying so many bullets? | Fox News

Online rumors about a big government munitions purchase are true, sort of. The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years. It says it needs them — roughly the equivalent of five bullets for every person in the United States — for law enforcement [...]

Brother of al-Qaeda chief: America beware

When the U.S. Embassy here was besieged by protesters who took down the American flag and raised a black Islamist flag that looks similar to that of al-Qaeda, among the crowd was a man whom Western counterterrorism agencies are watching closely. Mohammed al-Zawahri denies he is a member of al-Qaeda, but the younger brother of [...]

Al Qaeda affiliate in Africa looking to strike more western targets, intelligence officials say

With the U.S. military now planning a new drone base to track extremists in northern Mali, senior U.S. intelligence officials confirmed Thursday that the Al Qaeda affiliate in North Africa aspires to strike more U.S. and other western targets in the region.

Specialized TSA team makes presence known in Emeryville

People are used to seeing TSA inspectors at airports but on Wednesday, a specialized team made their presence known at the Amtrak station in Emeryville. Train stations are difficult to secure because they’re so wide open but on Wednesday, the TSA showed up unannounced to let the public, especially potential troublemakers, know that they are [...]

A Massive Electromagnetic Pulse Could Collapse The Economy In A Single Moment

What would you do if all the lights went out and they never came back on?  That is a question that the new NBC series “Revolution” asks, but most people have no idea that a similar thing could happen in real life at any moment.  A single gigantic electromagnetic pulse over the central United States could [...]

Lights out, Boeing creates the first working EMP bomb

It’s official now – Boeing and the US Air Force have successfully demonstrated a working electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) device over a military compound in the Utah desert.  A spokesperson for Boeing stated, “Today we turned science fiction into science fact.” Read More

DHS small UAVs not a privacy concern

Testing by the Homeland Security Department of unmanned aerial vehicles under simulated emergency conditions presents few privacy concerns, says the departmental privacy office. A privacy impact assessment (.pdf) dated Nov. 16 notes that tests  in Ft. Sill, Okla., involve volunteers; the assessment doesn’t address privacy implications that would be created by the actual deployment of [...]