02 Sep 2015

US Revives New-Look ‘Virtual Fence’ Along Its Southern Border

“Video surveillance feeds from a handful of remote ‘integrated fixed towers’ in southern Arizona are now on the computer screens of local Border Patrol personnel, DHS officials told reporters Monday. Officers just finished a second week of evaluating the monitoring system in Nogales, Arizona. The digital wall replaces the $1 billion

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27 Aug 2015

French intelligence fears Islamist ‘missile strike on airliner’ or 9/11-style attack

“French security forces are bracing for the eventuality of civil unrest and fear there could be a missile strike on a passenger airliner or a September 11-style attack, according to sources close to French intelligence. ‘Airlines have been warned of a possible attack on a plane with an anti-tank missile,’

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12 Aug 2015

Boeing shoots down UAV with 2 kW laser

“Boeing’s Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS) used a 2 kW laser to disable an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during Exercise ‘Black Dart’, representatives from Boeing announced on 11 August.” Source: Boeing shoots down UAV with 2 kW laser – IHS Jane’s 360

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11 Aug 2015

FBI: ‘Middle Eastern males’ intimidate military families

“Several military families in Colorado and Wyoming reported being approached and intimidated by ‘Middle Eastern males’ near their homes, and local law enforcement officials issued an internal ‘alert’ seeking additional information. The incidents began earlier this summer in a region where the Air Force maintains hundreds of nuclear missile silos.”

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11 Aug 2015

Rogue drones a growing nuisance across the U.S.

“Rogue drone operators are rapidly becoming a national nuisance, invading sensitive airspace and private property — with the regulators of the nation’s skies largely powerless to stop them. In recent days, drones have smuggled drugs into an Ohio prison, smashed against a Cincinnati skyscraper, impeded efforts to fight wildfires in

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10 Aug 2015

Active grenade found outside Maryland McDonald’s

“An active military-grade hand grenade was uncovered Saturday afternoon in the parking lot outside a Maryland McDonald’s. The Frederick News-Post reports a bomb technician with the Office of the State Marshal secured and removed the active grenade.” Source: Active grenade found outside Maryland McDonald’s

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05 Aug 2015

This Chart Shows How Mass Public Shootings in the U.S. Have Risen

“The ‘incidence rate’ has quadrupled since the 1970s. If it seems like mass shootings in public places have become more commonplace in the United States after a summer of deadly shootings in Charleston, Chattanooga and elsewhere, that’s because they are. According to a recent study released by the Congressional Research

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04 Aug 2015

America Holds Massive Anti-Drone Drills

“The U.S. military is holding a two-week anti drone drill, according to numerous media reports. From July 26 through August 7, the U.S. military is holding its annual Black Dart drill, which it calls its ‘ largest live-fly, live-fire joint counter-UAS technology demonstration.’ The drills, which are being run by

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02 Aug 2015

FBI Alert: Middle-Eastern Males Approaching Family Members of US Military Personnel

“In May 2015, the wife of a US military member was approached in front of her home by two Middle-Eastern males. The men stated that she was the wife of a US interrogator. When she denied their claims, the men laughed. The two men left the area in a dark-colored,

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01 Aug 2015

Sensitive U.S. Sites Vulnerable to Drone Attack, DHS Assessment Says

“Sensitive sites across the United States are vulnerable to attack by store-bought drones, according to a new assessment by the Department of Homeland Security office in charge of sharing threat information with first-line personnel. The DHS ‘intelligence assessment’ does not cite any actual or known drone-related threats within the U.S.

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