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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

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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facebook google hack

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

(Forbes)
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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Ebola virus

New Project To Improve Preparedness For Zoonotic Diseases

By Kylie Bull
HSToday, Special to In Homeland Security

Experts will be able to better track and detect zoonotic diseases that could eventually be transmitted to humans as a result of a new EUR2.7 million International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project.

Over 20 experts from 13 countries met in Uganda at the end of February to firm up plans to improve regional capacity for the early detection of such zoonotic diseases, including Ebola.

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