By Amanda Vicinanzo
Senior Editor of Homeland Security Today

The suspected involvement of a British and French jihadist in another barbaric video of an American beheaded at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS) attests not only to the brutality of IS terrorists, but also heightens fears over the possibility of Western jihadists traveling back home to conduct lone wolf attacks.
By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Last week the U.S. administration asked its advisors to rethink options for dealing with the Syrian conflict; namely removing Assad from his limited hold on power to better deal with the Islamic State.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

It is possible to envision a world in the near future, ten years out, where humans are not just aided by the company of intelligent machines, but are nurtured by them as well, where they receive the best advice from them in natural language.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service officers chasing a Texas Army veteran across the White House lawn in September figured they had him cornered when he encountered the thick bushes on the property.

To their surprise the bushes were no match for the fence-jumper, who dashed into the executive mansion through a pair of unlocked doors, knocking aside an officer physically too small to tackle him.

By Kylie Bull
Homeland Security Today

A proposal to “freeze” the Syrian conflict in the besieged city of Aleppo is gaining traction, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria confirmed on November 11 as he explained that the new plan, if successful, could form the basis of a wide-ranging peace proposal.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Rice University is one of a small group of institutions receiving funding of $11 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in order to develop an auto-correct capability feature for programmers within four years. The program is called PLINY, named after Pliny the Elder, who was the ancient Roman naturalist credited for writing the first encyclopedia.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Two U.S. airstrikes were conducted in Iraq last Friday night. One, near the city of Mosul, destroyed a convoy of 10 armed Islamic State vehicles at what was believed to be a gathering of the leadership.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Russia has a new figurehead to condone its actions and degradation. His credentials include: the Nobel Peace Prize and he has a host of other awards and honorary degrees from all over the world.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Adding to the long list of war crimes which include genocide, human trafficking and others, the Islamic State is actively increasing its recruitment and training of children terrorists, known as “Cubs of the Islamic State.” Is this a sign of desperation, fear or a natural development of a depraved evolving caliphate?