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By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

The Global Positioning System, or GPS, was first developed by the U.S. military in the 1970s, but here in 2014 it's beginning to show its age.

William Tucker
Chief Corespondent for In Homeland Security

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today to discuss the situation in Syria. The two parties have agreed to hold another international conference aimed at continuing the dialog from the Action Group for Syria meeting last summer.

Three recent moves by the Pentagon, State Department and White House indicate that the pace of preparation for engaging in offensive cyber attacks is increasing. The first was the speech given by Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense on October 12 where h...
Is America in danger of losing snack food superiority to China? Does the demise of a cream-filled snack cake signal the decline of a superpower?  A pillar of American strength is crumbling, judging by the furor over the impending demise of Twinkie mak...

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month; and in light of this, InHomelandSecurity is presenting a series of blogposts focusing on the security steps you can take to protect yourself from hacking, clickjacking, and other forms of cyberterrorism. Think about what you can do to make yourself more secure in your online world, and take a moment to read our offerings for this month of safety and security:


Malicious URL’s in social networking are nothing new.

As October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, I’ve been spending some quality time considering my passwords. I try very hard to protect myself and my Personally Identifiable Information (or PII) online; and while web hosts, online vendors, and high-profile corporations like Marriott, Chase, and Apple all promise the best in cybersecurity protection, the first line of defense against hackers truly is us, the consumers of today’s modern technology.

By William Tucker
The Development Leadership Program has published a timely new study on the political crisis in Yemen. The study, entitled Yemen: Developmental Dysfunction and Division in a Crisis State, does a good job in qualitatively analyzing the political structure of Yemeni President Saleh’s regime and the governments decision making process. One of the most interesting points in the study is the differing view of the political environment in Yemen.

A Nuclear Middle East
An Arms Race, Covert Operations and the Shape of Things to Come
By William Tucker
Author’s note: This is a section from a paper I am working on entitled A Nuclear Middle East: An Arms Race, Covert Operations, and the Shape of Things to Come. Once I complete this I will adapt it for another webcast in the near future.