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Government Shutdown’s Impact on US Intelligence Services

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
“The damage [of the shutdown] will be insidious,” said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “This is a dreamland for foreign intelligence services to recruit.”
“[It] seriously damages our ability to protect the safety and security of this nation.”
“Damage will accumulate over time.”
How big is the impact?

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Better Cooperation Needed to Combat Domestic Terrorism

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
Cooperation between US law enforcement agencies (LEAs) of all jurisdictions after the Boston Marathon Bombing was excellent. There was an “unprecedented level of coordination,” cites Police Commissioner Edward Davis.
This smooth coordination follows years after September 11 and federal, state and local counterterrorism funding, training and preparation.

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The United States of America vs. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
The alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty in his opening trial on Wednesday. He faces about 30 federal charges, originally only two: the use of a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and malicious destruction of property with an explosive resulting in death.

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