A Call to Jihad, Answered in America

MINNEAPOLIS — The Carlson School of Management rises from the asphalt like a monument to capitalist ambition. Stock prices race across an electronic ticker near a sleek entrance and the atrium soars skyward, as if lifting the aspirations of its students. The school’s plucky motto is “Nowhere but here.”

Preventing Another Mumbai: Building a Police Operational Art by John Sullivan and Adam Elkus

This recent paper by John Sullivan co-authored with Adam Elkus appears in the June 2009 issue of the CTC Sentinel published by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Its outstanding. Operational art is a big missing link in law enforcement, and safety and security organizations.

Future Conflict: Criminal Insurgencies, Gangs and Intelligence by John P. Sullivan, Small Wars Journal

Gangs dominate the intersection between crime and war. Traditionally viewed as criminal enterprises of varying degrees of sophistication and reach, some gangs have evolved into potentially more dangerous and destabilizing actors. In many areas across the world—especially in ‘criminal enclaves’ or ’lawless zones’ where civil governance, traditional security structures, and community or social bonds have eroded—gangs thrive. This essay briefly examines the dynamics of crime and war in these contested regions.

Homeland Security Report NO. 99 from Homeland Security Group and Tony Davis

This month's Content:

  • Officer Safety - “Spy Bolt”
  • DOJ Catches Spies in US
  • Editors Note Regarding Spies
  • Special Earnings for Veterans
  • National Security Poll
  • NIST Computer Security Center
  • Free Resources
  • Dealing with Conflict, Violence and Crises
  • Lighten Up
  • Terrorism Calendar

Click here for HSR 99

Agencies Clash on Military's Border Role At Issue: Which One Directs Troops in Anti-Drug Mission

A proposal to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to counter drug trafficking has triggered a bureaucratic standoff between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security over the military's role in domestic affairs, according to officials in both departments.

Economic frustration, workplace violence linked

KUSA - People who study workplace violence say they are finding growing evidence that economic frustration is starting to show itself in some offices. They worry some of that frustration may lead to violent outbursts. We took a look on 9NEWS 6 a.m.

"For people who are struggling, the pressures of a job or layoff may be the tipping point that could send them over the edge," explained Merrily Archer, of the Fisher & Phillips Law Firm.


Check out this great report on the links between crime and terrorism and the emerging threat it poses the United States and its citizens. This will ultimately have an affect on us in law enforcement and security. Its 33 pages and well worth the read.


Benefits of information sharing outweigh vulnerabilities

Nowhere is getting the right information at the right time more critical than in the area of national security — defense, intelligence, diplomacy and so on. And people working in the government know all too well the consequences of not having such information available in a timely manner. So it is perhaps unsurprising that researchers are now publishing reports about the new field of information sharing and national security at a rapid clip. (FCW)

Report: Violent Crimes Drop Across the Nation

This is the latest from the FBI on Crime Stats ending 2008…Experience and my gut tell me the first half of 2009 crime is up. No stats to back the statement but from what i am seeing on the street crime is on an upward trend.


Al Qaeda eyes bio attack from Mexico

U.S. counterterrorism officials have authenticated a video by an al Qaeda recruiter threatening to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border, the latest sign of the terrorist group’s determination to stage another mass-casualty attack on the U.S. homeland.

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