Feb
27

Lessons from Mosul on Evolving Tactics

Small Drones in Urban Combat In the prolonged battle for coalition forces to retake Mosul from the Islamic State, Iraqi forces and US Special Forces operatives are encountering evolving tactics that include drones customized for reconnaissance, situational awareness, and small-scale explosive attacks. According to CBS News,  the consumer-grade flying machines have been raining down explosives…
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Oct
10

Safer after Fifteen Years?

Steven Brill’s article in the September Atlantic Monthly “IS AMERICA ANY SAFER? Part V sent me back to my filing cabinet. Coverage of the Dirty Bomb took me back twenty-eight years to President Reagan’s 1988 Executive Order 12656. The end of the COLD WAR was met by most with joy and hope for a less…
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Aug
30

Settling Gitmo Detainees in the U.S., Still Unsettling

The prospect of a movement of Gitmo prisoners to alternate locations in the U. S. has again raised its ugly head, as seen in this article. This action whether based on political or economic interests is one which must be carefully considered. Some years ago I wrote some articles on the dangers associated with such…
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Jun
17

WATCH THIS DATE: 15 September, 2015

Labor Day will be behind us and it is back to school for many. There may be signs that the summer heat will be gone soon. We should have a better idea about who will win the respective primaries. We may know more about climate change and what will we do if ISSL continues to…
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Apr
11

Still Unprepared for Chemical & Biological Events

An article in the latest issue of Homeland Security Today discusses Federal preparedness for a large scale Chemical or Biological event. According to the conclusion of experts: If America were to be beset by a biological or chemical weapons attack, who would be in charge of responding? According to the consensus of the post-9/11 Commission…
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Mar
13

New US Ebola Patient Reported

Just as we felt the Ebola Outbreak was well behind, we were reminded through two stories today: In the first, WHO reported the milestone of 10,000 dead from the outbreak and as seen in thr video below, USA Today announced a new case of Ebola in the United States: