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President Obama to Outline Executive Action on Immigration Reform Thursday

By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

Going against his vow to involve Congress on any of his initiatives to reform immigration rules, President Barack Obama is poised to announce comprehensive changes Thursday. The executive order he plans to sign this week will reportedly give as many as 5 million undocumented illegal aliens the right to stay and work in the U.S.

The Espionage Act of 1917 in the Modern Age

By William Tucker

Investigating members of the news media is often bad news for any presidential administration, even if a law was broken. In this most recent case, The Department of Justice secured a warrant to obtain phone records for reporters and editors who work for the Associated Press news agency and one reporter employed by Fox News.

U.S. Offers Reward for Kony, Other War Criminals

By William Tucker

The U.S. State Department War Crimes Rewards Program is offering a five million dollar reward for information leading to the arrest, transfer, or conviction of the Lord’s Resistance Army leaders Joseph Kony, Okot Odhiambo, and Dominic Ongwen. U.S. Army Special Forces have been in Africa assisting in the search for Kony and his remaining lieutenants, but recent developments in the Central African Republic have affected the operation.

Syria’s Hunger Games

By Phillip Smyth, guest contributor “Radical Islamist groups like [Jabhat] al-Nusra are already using targeted food distribution as a tool to curry favor with local populations, thus increasing their stakes in a post-Assad Syria.” – Phillip Smyth An intrinsic component of Syria’s ongoing civil war, the control and distribution of food is becoming a multi-faceted strategic tool used not only to punish foes but also to build patronage.