Britain to Seek U.N. OK to ‘Protect’ Syria Civilians

Henry Chu, The Los Angeles Times
Special to In Homeland Security

LONDON _ Britain said it would propose a resolution at the United Nations on Wednesday authorizing action to protect civilians in Syria from chemical weapons.

Prime Minister David Cameron did not specify what that action would be or whether the resolution would explicitly lay out military intervention.

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Lessons Learned from the Bay of Pigs

Brandon Martz
Student Contributor for In Homeland Security

The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an attempt by the United States Government to overthrow Fidel Castro’s regime in Cuba in 1961.  The Cuban Revolution placed Castro in power, and he quickly incensed the United States by developing close ties with the Soviet Union.  The United States feared that Cuba would essentially become an annex of the Soviet Union, and the proximity to U.S.

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Washington Looks to Syria

William Tucker
Chief Corespondent for In Homeland Security

When Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the chemical weapons attack in Syria yesterday, he didn’t mince words and by the end of the speech it appeared that the U.S. had decided on a military strike against the Assad regime. News today indicates that the U.S. has been moving assets to the region in preparation for a limited strike using air and sea power, though the targets of this are still debated.

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How To: Prevent Cyber Crime

Forbes
Special to In Homeland Security

Prevention will always be your best line of defense against cyber criminals. Like any other criminal activity, those most vulnerable tend to be the first targeted.

Ideally, you’ll want to work with a IT security expert to assess your specific needs and vulnerabilities, but there are certainly some universal steps you can take that will greatly reduce your likelihood of attack.

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India and China to Participate in Joint Military Exercises

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

India and China are scheduled to participate in bilateral counter-terrorism exercises from November 4-14 at the company level. The “Hand-in-Hand” (HiH) exercises for ten days will be held in Chengdu, China. The decision was made in 2012 by Chinese Defense Minister Gen Liang Guanglie and Indian Defense Minister A K Antony.

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Syrian Chemical Warfare: US Response Options

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

On Wednesday an estimated 1,000 last Wednesday have been killed with symptoms of a neurotoxin like sarin nerve gas.

Doctors Without Borders reported taking in 3,600 casualties of the same symptoms at the three hospitals and 355 deaths on Saturday in attacks near Damascus. Syrian state media blamed the rebels for using chemical weapons.

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