Navy Yard Shooting Reopens Debate on Base Security

WASHINGTON — The deadly shooting at one of the region’s largest military facilities Monday reopened the debate about whether officials have done enough to secure the nation’s massive portfolio of domestic bases.

At least 13 people were killed and several more were wounded, authorities said, when a 34-year-old Texas man and former Navy reservist allegedly opened fire from inside the Washington Navy Yard in one of the most violent such incidents ever on a U.S.

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US Navy Yard Struck By Shooters

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

At least 13 people have been confirmed killed from an attack by multiple assailants at the US Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The attack began at 8 PM Sunday.

Officials do not have any substantial motives at this time. It has been labeled a “rampage” by the media and a “mass killing” by the President.

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Former NSA Director’s View of the Internet Looks A Lot Like China’s

Simon Denyer, The Washington Post
Special to In Homeland Security

BEIJING — Former NSA and CIA Director Michael V. Hayden’s comments on the Internet this weekend in Washington, and his declaration that Gmail is the preferred online service of terrorists, sounded eerily reminiscent of the sort of argument one might hear here in China.

An unregulated Wild West, an electronic Somalia, where anonymity breeds a lawless free-for-all.

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Top Chinese Admiral Tours US Attack Sub

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

US-China military-to-military relations are as rocky as they have been and even more so as the US applies pressure in the Pacific and builds an armada through proxy allies and arms sales. China is contained, balanced, and “temporarily” defeated. So why does the US continue to make the diplomatic effort?

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Syria: Stepping Back from the Brink, for Now

Interview with Dr. Patricia Campbell
Dean, Graduate Studies at American Military University

There are a lot of swirling questions right now about the current tension between the U.S. and a possible strike on Syria. The use of chemical weapons on a large population of Syrian civilians has the U.S. in an uproar and demanding action. In this podcast we interviewed Dr.

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