General James Mattis on ISIS Iran

US Must Solidify its ISIS and Iran Strategies

By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

Chaos has gripped the Middle East with both ISIS & Iran expanding their arc of influence throughout the region. The United States has pursued a conflicting and often unfocused strategy on how it plans on confronting both ISIS and Iran.

Last month President Barack Obama gave a nationally televised address to the nation where he is seeking military authorization to defeat and destroy ISIS.

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Lusitania: Carving a Story Out of Stone

By Dr. Paula Wylie
Faculty Member, School of Security and Global Studies at American Public University

There’s an old saying attributed to Michelangelo, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” For scholars of International Relations, the blocks of stone are infinite given the interdisciplinary nature of the field.

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Espionage among allies

Espionage Among Allies

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent, In Homeland Security

It’s expected that nations will collect intelligence. Much of it is open source, but other methods carry a certain weight because of sensitivity. Intelligence gathered from human sources is among the most sensitive of these collection methods. Some of this sensitive intelligence is shared among allies and the U.S.

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Afghan woman killed by mob

Gender Warfare: Afghan Woman Killed by Mob

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Last Thursday, in Kabul, according to many accounts, a woman falsely suspected of burning the Quran was beaten to death by a crowd; run over by a pickup truck and lynched; driven away, burned and thrown over a bridge.

Farkhunda, the 28-year-old victim, was allegedly arguing with a religious leader about the selling of charms to women at a shrine, according to the BBC.

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TSA Pre-Check

TSA’s Pre-Check Program Hits the 1 Million Mark

TSA’s Pre-Check program, designed to speed travelers through airport security, hit a milestone this week: enrolling its millionth passenger.

The lucky enrollee signed up at an application center in Boise, Idaho.

Acting TSA Administrator Melvin Carraway announced the news at an event Tuesday at National Airport. The program, launched in 2011 and expanded to the general public in 2013, gives eligible travelers the option of skipping the hassle of removing their shoes and other items from their person (and their bags) when they go through airport screening.

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facebook google hack

Future Crimes: Tech Threats From Hackers, China, Google And Facebook

Marc Goodman, an international security expert, was one of the most impressive speakers at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas last year, and now his book Future Crimes is out with an astounding list of ways that bad guys are after money, business secrets, proprietary technology and government information. He also goes into some alarming detail of how “free” software and services, from Gmail to Facebook, uses the personal information of users to make money from advertisers and companies that want to sell.

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