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By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Today China’s naval forces join rival states in the largest international maritime exercise in the world (June 26 to August 1).

By Martha Mendoza The Associated Press The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday.

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

In their first major military operation since Central African Republic president Bozize was toppled in March of this year, soldiers still loyal to the ousted president have began to strike back at the rebel movement that seized the capital earlier this year. Loyalist forces have seized the town of Bouca and the current government has accused the loyalists have attacking other villages and burning bridges near Muslim populations.

William Tucker
Chief Corespondent for In Homeland Security

In this In Homeland Security podcast, William Tucker, Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security, and Phillip Smyth, a researcher for the University of Maryland and expert on Syria and Lebanon, discuss the potential for a response to a U.S. punitive strike against the Syrian regime.

The Possibility of a Western Strike on Syria by APUS

Phil Fairbanks, The Buffalo News
Special to In Homeland Security

The next time investigators identify a suspected terrorist living or traveling in the United States, Christopher M. Piehota will be one of the first people they turn to for help.

Piehota, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Buffalo, is leaving later this month to become director of the Terrorist Screening Center in Washington, D.C., a multiagency organization best known for operating the Terrorist Watchlist.

Annette Arrigucci, El Paso Times
Special to In Homeland Security

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $150,000 in cash hidden in soft drink cans on Wednesday at the Stanton Street international bridge, CBP officials said.

Juan Francisco Dominguez Morales, 59, of San Diego, was driving a pickup into Mexico about 3:40 a.m. when a Border Patrol agent checking southbound traffic pulled over the truck for a search.

Mark Berman, Washington Post
Special to In Homeland Security

Heading to the airport soon? Just remember: Even though you may be able to bring knives onto planes in the near future, loaded guns are still forbidden.

The Transportation Security Administration reported that a traveler flying from Reagan National Airport to Montreal on Monday was stopped at a security checkpoint after a loaded handgun was found in the man’s carry-on bag.

T. Rees Shapiro, Martin Weil and Annie Gowen, Washington Post
Special to In Homeland Security

The two Marines allegedly killed by a third last week at Quantico were identified Saturday night as Cpl. Jacob Wooley, 23, of Guntown, Miss., and Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata, 19, of Oakley, Calif.

They were allegedly shot to death by Sgt.

Clarence Williams and Dan Morse, Washington Post
Special to In Homeland Security

Two Marines were shot and killed Thursday at the Officer Candidate School at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, and the suspected shooter, also a Marine, fatally shot himself at the base, Marine Corps officials said.

The shooter gunned down a male Marine before seizing a female Marine and killing her, then himself, officials said.