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  • Too Many Chiefs, Not Enough Leadership in Homeland Security Oversight

    NPR put out a story this week on congressional oversight of homeland security. Currently, 108 Committees and Subcommittees have oversight over the Department of Homeland Security. The story includes a diagram of this oversight that should make heads spin. For some, this might seem like cute clip-art, but this is … More

    Obama’s Immigration Speech Showcases Plans for Amnesty

    Today, President Barack Obama gave a major speech on immigration reform at the American University in Washington, D.C. He emphasized that it was time for the United States to “squarely confront our challenges” when it comes to the country’s broken immigration system.  Indeed, fixing the immigration problem is appropriate because … More

    Holding Border Security Hostage in the Name of Amnesty

    One might expect that if the President of the United States had the ability to secure the southern border and stop the flow of illegal immigrants, he would do everything in his power to make it happen. A recent YouTube video of Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) reveals otherwise. In the … More

    Encore Performance: Electromagnetic Pulse Armageddon

    In case you missed it the first time around, EMP Armageddon, the National Geographic Channel series which examines the threat of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), will be back on TV two more times: Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 6:00 p.m (of course check your local listings for details … More

    A Weapon from "The Matrix" Isn't Just Science Fiction

    In The Matrix, EMP (electromagnetic pulse) was used to stop the Machines during the Machine War.  Even Agent Smith used EMP to take out the Hovercrafts. It all sounds like the work of science fiction and Keanu Reeves, but the real threat of electromagnetic pulse isn’t fiction at all—but a … More

    Stopping al Shabab’s Extracurricular Activities

    On Monday, two men were arrested trying to leave JFK Airport in New York.  The men, Moahamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte planned to fly to Somalia to join al Shabab—a known terrorist group with ties to al Qaeda. The arrest of these two men is a victory no … More

    Newsflash: Terrorists are Attacking Americans

    Attempted terrorist attacks are on the rise and we should expect more to come according to a recent memo from the Department of Homeland Security. Three weeks after the country saw the attempted Times Square bombing, an unclassified DHS intelligence memo asserts not only that “the number and pace of … More

    Dennis Blair’s Resignation: What Really Matters

    On Friday, May 21, 2010, Admiral Dennis Blair (ret.), the Director of National Intelligence resigned. What really matters in his resignation, however, is not Dennis Blair but the Obama Administration’s chaotic counterterrorism strategy—one that is proving incapable of effectively preventing acts of terrorism against Americans. President Obama has made it … More

    NYC Terror Dollars: Addressing the Real Funding Problem

    In the wake of last Saturday’s attempted Times Square bombing, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is mad because NYC’s share of federal counterterrorism dollars has fallen over the past few years. These dollars, allocated through the DHS Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) have gone from “25% of the total funding pot … More

    Why Isn’t Obama Supporting the Visa Security Program?

    Within a span of almost 6 months, there have been two near-miss terror attacks on U.S. soil—the Christmas Day plot and Saturday’s Times Square attempted bombing. The Obama Administration had emphasized, in its review of the Christmas Day terror plot that: …despite several opportunities that might have allowed the CT … More