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  • Oslo Massacre Underscores Need to Protect Against All Threats

    The recent shooting in Oslo, Norway, which took dozens of lives and utterly shocked the foundations of Norwegian society, should serve as a stark reminder that the intrigues of deranged individuals possessive of extreme ideologies continues to prove a threat to the world community. Many within the domestic law enforcement … More

    Al Zawahiri as Leader of Al Qaeda Does Little to Alter Its Waning Influence

    The announcement that Osama bin Laden’s longtime second in command, Ayman al Zawahiri, will lead the fractured terrorist group came as no surprise to pundits and observers. Since joining forces with bin Laden in 1998, al Zawahiri had jointly pursued a series of dramatic assaults on the United States and … More

    Guest Blogger: Maintaining the Last Line of Defense - American Vigilance

    With the killing of Osama bin Laden, a significant strategic and symbolic blow was dealt to al-Qaeda and its network of affiliated terrorist organizations. The cache of intelligence obtained during the raid on bin Laden’s compound revealed the terrorist mastermind to be an active and integral player in the engineering … More

    Guest Blogger: White House Should Not Duck Its Responsibility to Shield the United States

    “Duck and Cover” has been replaced by its 21st-century incarnation: “Shield Yourself.” This no doubt marks the zenith of the Obama Administration’s nuclear preparedness plan (sarcasm intended), as outlined in a recent government report detailing the methods for increasing survivability rates in the case of a nuclear blast. Unfortunately, such … More

    Shifting Al-Qaeda Alliances Prove Ominous for U.S. Interests

    The recent attempts to explode packages aboard U.S.-bound airliners, linked to elements within the terrorist organization al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), underscore the perpetual danger posed by radical Islamists and their ideological brethren. Not relegated solely to attacks against Western interests, AQAP has leveled a series of regional attacks … More

    Guest Blogger: Americans Must Remain Vigilant as Terrorists Seek to Attack 'Soft' Targets

    In the past week, military excursions into the tribal regions of Pakistan targeted Islamist militants believed to have connections to a number of plots designed to strike at the European mainland. As more evidence comes to light, it becomes clearer that Islamist militants have been preparing to hit “soft” targets … More

    Guest Blogger: al-Shabaab Arrests Underscore Domestic Radicalization Threat

    On August 5, more than a dozen Somali-Americans, variously located across several states, were arrested on charges related to providing material support to the terrorist organization al-Shabaab. The arrests of these individuals represents the latest in a string of incidents in which U.S. citizens, or foreign nationals living within the … More