31 Oct 2011

Hundreds Of Schools Close As Power Outages From East Coast Snowstorm Near 3 Million

“Thousands of schoolchildren around the Northeast had one of the earliest snow days in memory on Monday after a snowstorm dumped as much as 30 inches of wet, heavy snow that snapped power lines and trees, causing widespread power outages that threatened to disrupt Halloween trick-or-treating.” Source: Hundreds Of Schools

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29 Oct 2011

Online hackers threaten to expose cartel’s secrets

If Anonymous follows through with this it could push the cartel to try and engage in some attribution ops of their own. “An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest, or it will publish the

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29 Oct 2011

Early snowstorm hits Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, crimps travel

“Mother Nature had a little trick for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on the Halloween weekend, as moderate to heavy snow and rain Saturday knocked out power to more than 1 million households and caused major headaches for air travelers.” (Early snowstorm hits Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, crimps travel – CNN.com)

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29 Oct 2011

13 American troops killed in Kabul attack

“t least 13 U.S. service members were killed in Kabul on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck a vehicle in a NATO military convoy, a U.S. military official said.” Source: Official: 13 American troops killed in Kabul attack – CNN.com

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28 Oct 2011

Syrian security kill 40 after worst day of violence in weeks

“Syrian security forces opened fire on Friday on protesters and hunted them down in house-to-house raids, killing about 40 people in the deadliest day in weeks in the country’s 7-month-old uprising, activists said. “ (Syrian security kill 40 after worst day of violence in weeks – Telegraph)

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28 Oct 2011

20 Killed in Shootouts in Mexico

“Twenty people were killed Friday in multiple shootouts in two states, law enforcement officials said. In Michoacán, 14 bodies were found in three different locations. Of these, 10 people died in the city of Pátzcuaro after a confrontation with soldiers patrolling the area. “ (20 Killed in Shootouts in Mexico

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28 Oct 2011

Driving in the Dark: Ten Propositions About Prediction and National Security

“The Department of Defense relies on predictions about future threats and potential scenarios to forecast needs and select and acquire major weapons systems. Yet history has shown that an uncertain national security environment dictates the need for adaptability and flexibility when predictions are incorrect, and the U.S. military must be

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28 Oct 2011

Car bomb kills senior Yemen policeman: official

“A senior Yemeni police commander was killed in a car bomb attack in south Yemen on Friday, a security official said, the latest in a series of attacks in the volatile region during nine months of mass protests against the president.” Source: Car bomb kills senior Yemen policeman: official |

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28 Oct 2011

Bangkok braces for flooding from high tides

“Severe flooding in Thailand Friday threatened central areas of Bangkok, a bustling capital barely above sea level and facing inundation at the next high tide predicted at 13 feet.” Source: Bangkok braces for flooding from high tides – CNN.com

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28 Oct 2011

Loss of Life in Major Computer Attack, Warns Homeland Security

“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today that a major computer attack against critical U.S. infrastructure could result in a loss of life and massive economic damages.” Source: Loss of Life in Major Computer Attack, Warns Homeland Security – ABC News

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