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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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Britain’s Theresa May: 40 Terror Plots Disrupted Since 2005 London Bombings

By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May issued a stark warning Monday regarding possible terrorist threats to the United Kingdom, stating that authorities had already stymied around 40 terrorist plots since the London bombings of July 7, 2005, which killed 52 people.
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NATO Reasserts Ally Commitments to Defy Russian Aggression

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

“All for one, one for all.” – NATO’s message to allies.

This message comes after NATO has scrambled jets over 400 times in response to Russian incursions this year alone—a 50 percent increase from last year. NATO is learning something from these aerial maneuvers and observing their tactics–even avoiding near collisions.

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The Wider Jihadist World War

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

There is a much wider jihadist world war being raged outside the major flashpoints in Syria and Iraq by the enemy. Coordination an overall strategy against jihadist terrorism is required of a greater international counter-terrorism effort then presently, that uses more: information, diplomacy, intelligence and law enforcement programs in areas of instability.

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