Yemen Reinstates Officers in the South

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Shortly after the Yemeni civil way concluded in 1994, the government of Ali Abdullah Saleh forcibly retired the Southern Yemeni army leading to a lasting resentment towards Sana’a in general and Saleh in particular. When Saleh left the presidency after his lengthy rule, the calls for the southern army to be reinstated became louder and the al-Qaeda led mayhem only added to the urgency.

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Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2001 is a date that touches every American from coast to coast, recalling memories of a fateful day that placed thousands at the center of a terror attack. The personal stories that emerged from Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 bring to light the men and women who became heroes, and show how humanity will always overcome fear.

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Obama Pays Tribute to the Fallen of Sept. 11, 2001

Nedra Pickler, The Associated Press
Special to In Homeland Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the prospect of more U.S. military action in the Middle East hung over his observance Wednesday of the Sept. 11 attacks that occurred a dozen years ago.

While Obama made no direct mention of the crisis in Syria, he vowed to “defend our nation” against the threats that endure, even though they may be different than the ones facing the country during the 2001 attacks.

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Fort Bliss Soldier Says 9-11 Inspired Him to Move to USA, Join Army

David Burge, El Paso Times
Special to In Homeland Security

FORT BLISS Twelve years ago today, Lawrence Forde was a university student doing an internship in his native Sierra Leone in West Africa.

Like millions of other people around the world, he was horrified at the Al-Qaida terrorist attacks in New York that brought down the twin towers of the World Trade Center, another that struck the Pentagon and a third that led to a plane crash in Pennsylvania, killing about 3,000 Americans that day.

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USA: “One Week To Hand Over Weapons;” SYRIA: ‘You Can Have Them’

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

US diplomacy with Syria is surprisingly accidental and unexpected because decision makers in the government, with regards to foreign policy, are not as understanding of the situation as they ought to be. They may have all the reports in the world and well-credentialed advisers, but what it comes down to is that they lack an appropriate “role” for the US-Syria policy.

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There Is No Reason Why The NSA Should Be Spying On Petrobras

Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes
Special to In Homeland Security

Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that not only is the U.S. spying on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her aides, but they are also snooping around Petrobras’ internal computer systems. This provoked outrage, suggesting U.S. intelligence agencies are clearly overstepping their bounds, going for commercial and economic information that isn’t justified by the bogus moral jurisdiction of national security.

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