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By Kylie Bull
Managing Editor of Homeland Security Today
Special for In Homeland Security

The al-Qaida Somalia-based affiliate Al Shabaab, which has attracted radicalized Somalis from the U.S. and Western Europe to join its jihad, launched a terrorist attack in Mogadishu Dec. 3 that damaged a convoy of United Nations vehicles and killed and injured several Somali bystanders and security personnel.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

At the end of the day, it is all about power, command and control. Al Qaeda corporate has severed ties to its ex-Syrian counterpart, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) because the group continues to defy their influence, orders and strategic objectives.

Al Qaeda:

“[Al-Qaeda] has no connection with the group called the ISIS, as it was not informed or consulted about its establishment.

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

In the Anbar Province of Iraq, the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi briefly fell to chaos on Thursday with partial control gained by al Qaeda. They began destroying police stations, freeing detainees, holding mosques and military posts and waving their flag proudly in the streets seeking a hybrid jihadist revolution there.

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Americans are still having a difficult time distinguishing between a strategy and a tactic. This because they fail to understand the meaning of them both; in spite of the fact that so much attention has been drawn in criticism within security services.

Americans continue to call a technique a strategy and a tactic is treated as a repeatable strategy.

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

In Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday, 14 children and 14 people were murdered and over thirty wounded by a raging lunatic driving a truck full of explosives into an elementary school.

Who would kill themselves for some fraudulent holy war and massacre children of another faith?

…nothing? No group has taken responsibility yet.

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Last week there were rumblings that the U.S. had become aware of a semi-specific threat against its embassies in the Middle East and some parts of Africa. By the time the weekend rolled around the National Security Council in the White House had concluded it would be best to shutter the embassies for few days, then ultimately decided to leave them closed for the entirety of this week.