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North Korea Kidnapping Us, Kidnap Them

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Wile an aggressive response is not justified in most scenarios of international relations, with the kidnapping and detaining of an 85 year old American Korean War veteran for war crimes, the North Koreans have proven once again that there really is no de facto armistice between the two states and that they are in a standoff regional war- which means North Korea still believes it can do virtually anything it wants, short of any moves that would insight large scale retaliation or the shut-off of a Chinese life-line completely.

France Enters Malian Fray

By William Tucker On Friday, January 11th, French military forces were thrust into the midst of the Malian conflict in response to a recent Islamist offensive that was driving south. The Islamist offensive initially assaulted the central city of Mopti, and the nearby city of Sevare – which hosts the Mopti airport – before becoming bogged down. Rather than fight a protracted battle with the Malian military and risk heavy losses...

Head of Benghazi CID Kidnapped

By William Tucker The newly appointed head of the Benghazi Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Abdulsalam Al-Mihdawi, and an associate were kidnapped by gunmen while waiting at a stop light. There isn’t much information to go on as to the culprits behind the attack, although eyewitnesses to the kidnapping claimed the attackers were militant Islamists. Benghazi has suffered from regular violence in the last few months.