Outgoing Defense Secretary Leaves Unwanted Seat at the War Department

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has given President Barrack Obama his resignation. He will carry on his duties until possibly February, after the appointment of a successor and confirmation hearings in the Senate.

Already there are problems with the next appointment. One big question going around D.C.

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The Implications of Extending the Iran Nuclear Talks

By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

With all the news coverage on the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, missing was the reporting of Iran nuclear talks being extended another seven months.

For the past couple of years, “P5+1” nations in reference to the five permanent members of the U.N.

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Emergency Preparedness Plans Must Involve Preparation for All Disasters, Including Cyber

By Amanda Vicinanzo
Senior Editor of Homeland Security Today
Special to In Homeland Security

In September 1989, South Carolina was wildly unprepared when Hurricane Hugo—a Category 4 storm with estimated winds of 135 miles per hour—hit South Carolina’s coast, claiming 49 lives, causing the equivalent of over $13 billion dollars in damage in 2014 dollars, and displacing 60,000 from their homes.

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