By Yamiche Alcindor
Special to InHomelandSecurity.com
WASHINGTON — Amtrak, in collaboration with federal agencies, plans to train 8,000 employees nationwide about the dangers of human trafficking and the signs that go along with the often hidden crime.
Using materials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Amtrak workers in all of its service areas — 46 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada — will learn how to identify trafficking victims and how to report potential crimes, officials announced Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers’ mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone’s ability to control.