By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

In the last two weeks violence in Jerusalem has significantly increased with the latest attack carried out by a Hamas militant using a van as a weapon. The militant was shot dead by police shortly after the attack began, but dozens of people had already been injured.

By John Ubaldi
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The media coverage of November’s midterm election and the Ebola crisis, have effectively drowned out any and all other issues. Perhaps more importantly, it has diluted virtually all discussion regarding the U.S. airstrikes against ISIS.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The Russian bully is a sad character that is more afraid of you than you are of him. This does not mean the Russian bully is weak or that the Russian bully will not deliver a blow, but that the reasons for him behaving the way that he does are out of fear and not a sadistic pleasure.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

According to yesterday’s Washington Post article, “Pentagon’s plans for a spy service to rival the CIA have been pared back,” it would appear the Department of Defense is having trouble amplifying their human intelligence aspirations beyond military intelligence collection.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The Islamic State, even more than other jihadist movements, is part of a larger international jihadist revolutionary process. Its sole success depends on using its weaknesses as strengths and  its enemy’s strengths as weaknesses. It then attempts to defeat its opponents through stratagem over time—mind and mobility over weaponry and columns—the classic guerrilla formula.