15 Mar 2017

Mattis: ‘Climate change’ is a national security threat

“In a clash with President Trump’s environmental team, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has declared that climate change is a threat to national security and one military planners must consider in drawing up strategies.” Source: Mattis: ‘Climate change’ is a national security threat | Washington Examiner

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08 Mar 2017

Iraq Agreed to Share More Information With US to Avoid Travel Ban

“In order to get off the list of countries whose refugees will soon be barred from the United States, the Iraqi government has agreed to share a lot more information. Baghdad also will move quickly to repatriate refugees when they’ve broken the law, U.S. officials told reporters Monday morning. Those are the key reasons why President Trump’s new executive

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07 Mar 2017

Kim’s Killer Chemicals, Spread Far and Wide, Could Target the U.S.

“North Korea used a weapon of mass destruction, VX nerve agent, to murder one man in Malaysia last month, settling an old family feud. But that is not the only time the regime in Pyongyang has been linked to the use of deadly chemicals. In Syria in 2013 the Assad

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05 Mar 2017

Thank Goodness Nukes Are So Expensive and Complicated

“Imagine you’re an evil genius in the style of a James Bond villain. You’ve got a hundred million dollars or so burning a hole in your pocket, and you’re looking to cause some destruction. You want to know your options. Welcome to the mass destruction cost curve.” Source: Thank Goodness

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04 Mar 2017

US suspends expedited processing of H-1B visas

“The US is temporarily suspending expedited processing of H-1B visas, eliminating the option of shorter wait times for the program that helps highly skilled foreigners work at US companies. Under the current system, companies submitting applications for H-1B visas for potential employees can pay extra for expedited processing, which is

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04 Mar 2017

Researchers can predict terrorist behaviors with more than 90 percent accuracy

“Researchers at Binghamton have proposed a comprehensive new framework, the Networked Pattern Recognition (NEPAR) Framework, by defining the useful patterns of attacks to understand behaviors, to analyze patterns and connections in terrorist activity, to predict terrorists’ future moves, and finally, to prevent and detect potential terrorist behaviors. Using data on

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03 Mar 2017

Homeland Security Sees Anger At Trump as a Driver of “Domestic Terrorist Violence”

“IN THE VIEW of the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence wing, anger over the election of Donald Trump, reflected in protests across the country, is a driving force in ‘domestic terrorist violence,’ according to an unclassified report obtained by The Intercept.” Source: Homeland Security Sees Anger At Trump as a

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26 Feb 2017

Terror chief Max Hill warns risk of attacks in Britain is highest since dark days of IRA

“British citizens are facing a level of threat from terrorists not seen since the IRA bombings of the Seventies, the country’s new terrorism watchdog has warned. In his first major interview since taking the role, Max Hill said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) was planning ‘indiscriminate attacks on

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26 Feb 2017

Truck rams crowd during Mardi Gras parade; many injured

“One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, appeared to be

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24 Feb 2017

Homeland Security chief John Kelly: There will be ‘no mass deportations’

“Just hours after President Donald Trump described his new deportation policies as ‘a military operation,’ Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly criticized the media for using that term and insisted there will be no ‘mass deportations.’” Source: Homeland Security chief John Kelly: There will be ‘no mass deportations’ – ABC

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