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‘Tis the Season to Show Sony’s ‘The Interview’ at the Capitol?

By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

Sony Pictures’ ill-fated movie “The Interview” won’t hit cinema screens on Christmas Day. CEO and Co-chairman Michael Lynton saw to that when he announced earlier this month that his company was heeding vague threats by a North Korean hacking group.
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North Korea Cyber War

North Korea vs. Hollywood: The Beginning of The Great Cyberwar?

By J. Thompson
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Black Hand’s assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife triggered World War I. Pearl Harbor thrust the U.S. from isolationism into World War II. The Gulf of Tonkin catalyzed U.S. military intervention in Vietnam. Is it possible that the Rogen-Franco hackneyed Hollywood comedy (in the vein of 1985’s Chase-Akroyd, Spies Like Us) will become the flashpoint for The Great Cyberwar in the chronicles of history?

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CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program: Just or Unjust?

By Dr. William Hanson
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Last week, I asked my American Public University System (APUS) students to comment on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) report on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, and I greatly appreciated the thoughtful responses I received. Whether they agreed with the SSCI report or not, the content gave all of us some pause, and sparked the desire to reflect on this issue.

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American Prisoner is Free, Obama Plans to Stabilize Relations with Cuba

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

President Barrack Obama, in a somewhat surprising announcement, stated his intentions Wednesday to formalize diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. He has advocated a long-term policy of engagement with Cuba that would see the opening of an American embassy in Cuba, promoting greater transnational communications, business opportunities and trade.

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Sony’s ‘The Interview’: No Threat to Movie Theaters says DHS

By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

Calming nerves ahead of the upcoming release of the controversial James Franco and Seth Rogen movie “The Interview,” U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials stated Wednesday that there was "no credible intelligence" to indicate terror attacks on the nation’s cinemas.

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