Category: American National Security

June 8, 2011

Lawmaker stands up to Obama and “arbitrary” national security budget cuts

National security experts yesterday breathed a sigh of relief over the defense funding levels agreed to in the U.S. House and praised the House Armed Services Committee and it’s chairman Rep. Buck McKeon for his work.

May 21, 2011

Intelligence agency cooperation still uncertain, say lawmakers

Filed under: American National Security - 21 May 2011

U.S. Senators last week praised the intelligence community for its role in locating Osama bin Laden but questioned whether the cooperation exhibited in that case is illustrative of the level of integration across the community envisioned by intelligence reform legislation …

May 17, 2011

Killing Osama bin Laden, A Gift for the Intelligence Community

Filed under: American National Security,War On Terror - 17 May 2011

People not familiar with the United States Intelligence Community wonder why it took so long to find Osama bin Laden. Some don’t realize that gathering vital intelligence on the location of the world’s most wanted man is a little tougher …

May 16, 2011

Napolitano’s ‘Border Security Index’ an excuse for inaction, says lawmaker

Filed under: American National Security - 16 May 2011

During her testimony before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled President Barack Obama’s plans to develop a “border security index” to measure enforcement progress along the Southwest border.

March 7, 2011

Wikileaks’ leaker faces 22 additional charges and life inprisonment

Filed under: American National Security,In The News - 07 Mar 2011

After what it described as an intense investigation that’s in its seventh month, the United States Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CIC) announced Wednesday evening that the primary suspect in the so-called Wikileaks case is facing an additional 22 charges in …

February 27, 2011

U.S. officials must not overlook counterintelligence mission

Filed under: American National Security - 27 Feb 2011

During the last few months, there have been news reports of intelligence leaks that have demonstrated the inability U.S. security officials to protect the nation’s secrets. The Wikileaks saga continues to reinforce the notion that America’s leaders are incapable of …

February 21, 2011

Terrorists changing tactics in U.S., says Intel chief

Filed under: American National Security,War On Terror - 21 Feb 2011

Al-Qaeda is probably plotting a number of terrorist attacks against the U.S. homeland in order to maintain worldwide attention focused on their political issues, according to a review of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s testimony before a U.S. Senate …

ICE agents’ attackers likely Los Zetas crime gang

The attackers of two American federal agents while traveling in Mexico yesterday are believed to be members or associates of the Mexican crime gang Los Zetas, a confidential source tells the Law Enforcement Examiner.

February 17, 2011

Border War: Counterinsurgency needed at US-Mexico border, says lawmaker

Filed under: American National Security - 17 Feb 2011

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s recent visit to the U.S.-Mexican border was less than admirable, according to many law enforcement commanders. She accused them and others of exaggerating the danger and violence within border states such as Arizona, California …

February 15, 2011

Congress grills homeland security, intelligence officials

Filed under: American National Security - 15 Feb 2011

In an effort to gain insight on the strength and volatility of the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee grilled members of President Barack Obama’s so-called national security team on Wednesday.

February 6, 2011

Security pros hail new Private Security Officer Training & Selection Guideline

Filed under: American National Security - 06 Feb 2011

In this era of global terrorism and crime, the need for trained security professionals has never been greater. While government agencies and local police departments find they must reduce staffs and budgets, corporations, institutions and health care facilities are finding …

February 4, 2011

Radical Muslim imam captured at US-Mexico border

Filed under: American National Security - 04 Feb 2011

U.S. Border Patrol agents captured a radical Muslim cleric attempting to sneak into the United States across the California-Mexican border this morning.

Said Jaziri was discovered hiding in a Mexican registered BMW. The terrorism supporting cleric has been banned from …

January 19, 2011

White House needs border security plan, says Homeland Security chairman

Filed under: American National Security - 19 Jan 2011

New York’s Congressman Peter King, the new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee demanded that Obama White House present Congress with a detailed plan to properly secure the U.S.-Mexico border after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the scrapping …

January 14, 2011

Chinese president boasts of new Stealth fighter jet

China gains advanced weapons technology through espionage

Chinese President Hu Jintao, who is expected to visit with President Barack Obama next week, boasted that China’s military tested its first Stealth fighter jet, according to the Pentagon.

January 10, 2011

Mexicans beheaded in latest drug gang violence

Filed under: American National Security - 10 Jan 2011

The fourteen decapitated bodies that were discovered yesterday morning in the vacation city of Acapulco, Mexico, are clearly evidence of the continuing drug war being waged by the government and Mexican organized crime organizations.

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