U.S. Seizes Hezbollah Funds

By William Tucker The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency filed a lawsuit against the Lebanese Canadian Bank in December 2011 following allegations that the bank was laundering money for Hezbollah. The Lebanese terrorist group was using the banks to hide proceeds from drug trafficking and the sales of U.S. manufactured vehicles in Western Africa. Eventually the money made its way to Lebanon and was used to support the group’s activities.
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Militants Attack Pakistani Air Base

By William Tucker The BBC is reporting that several militants have launched an attack on the Minhas air base at Kamra using small arms. Reports from other outlets have stated that the militants are wearing military uniforms and are equipped with suicide vests. This information is difficult to verify as the attack is ongoing. Pakistan has reinforced the military presence at the base to fend off the assault.
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Podcast: Syria’s Civil War – Implications for the Region and for the U.S.

Dr. Patricia Campbell, Dean of Graduate Studies at American Military University, discusses the current conflict in Syria and how it may impact future relationships with the U.S.

Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Denver. She has numerous publications in academic journals including Journal of Political Science Education, International Feminist Journal of Politics, African Studies Quarterly, Politics and Policy; and Africa Today.

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A Rudimentary Assessment of Syrian and Rebel Forces

By William Tucker As fighting in Syria drags on it is prudent to take a glance at the capabilities of the belligerents in the fight for Syria. Notable engagements in Aleppo and Damascus – both of which are ongoing – provide insight into the capabilities of each fighting force. There are some aspects that will be difficult to ascertain and this will not be an empirical analysis.
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Cyberattacks Emerging as Top U.S. National Security Concern

By Jamie Smith, Esq. 
Special to InHomelandsecurity.com

Cyberattacks are initiated by a wide variety of groups including criminal gangs, foreign nations, and hackers.  Their targets include the systems that touch on nearly every aspect of American life.  These include the systems that control our power supplies, water supplies, transportation, telecommunications, financial transactions, and even our nuclear weapons.

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Egypt Increases Military Assets in Sinai

By William Tucker Officials in Egypt petitioned the Israeli government to ease restrictions the Camp David Accords impose on military activity in the Sinai peninsula. Israel has approved the measure, thus allowing Egypt to increase its military footprint in the area to better cope with the increase in militancy as evidenced by the attack on Sunday. Cairo has launched a new counterterrorism offensive and the new assets should help.
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