24 Aug 2016

Woman jailed in US for attempted export of fighter parts, UAVs

“A San Diego woman has been sentenced to more than four years of prison time for attempting to illegally export several types of engines for fighter jets and a General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Predator B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced on 19 August.” Source: Woman

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18 Aug 2016

Pentagon: We’re Closer Than Ever to Lasers That Can Stop Iranian, North Korean Missiles

“The Pentagon is looking to lasers as a cheaper, more effective way to shoot down long-range missiles fired at the United States by North Korea and Iran.” Source: Pentagon: We’re Closer Than Ever to Lasers That Can Stop Iranian, North Korean Missiles – Defense One

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17 Aug 2016

Two men wearing military garb and carrying rifles arrested by LAPD; guns, ammo found in apartment

“Los Angeles police arrested two men clad in military gear who were seen carrying rifles on Tuesday after they were monitored for hours in a bizarre rolling standoff that began in Inglewood and ended in the San Fernando Valley. “ Source: Two men wearing military garb and carrying rifles arrested by LAPD; guns,

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15 Aug 2016

Search at New York’s JFK airport finds no signs of gunfire

“A preliminary investigation found no evidence of gunfire in a terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, despite earlier reports of shots being heard, the airport’s operator said.” Source: Search at New York’s JFK airport finds no signs of gunfire | Reuters

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15 Aug 2016

National Guard Deployed in Milwaukee Amid Unrest Over Fatal Police Shooting

“Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin activated the Wisconsin National Guard on Sunday to assist local law enforcement following a night of violence in Milwaukee that began hours after a police officer fatally shot a fleeing armed man there.” Source: National Guard Deployed in Milwaukee Amid Unrest Over Fatal Police Shooting

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12 Aug 2016

ISIS ‘hit squads and sleeper cells’ are in Europe after slipping in alongside refugees

“A top German spy has warned there are ISIS ‘hit squads and sleeper cells’ hiding in Europe who snuck in among refugees.  Manfred Hauser, the vice president of Bavaria’s domestic intelligence agency, BayLfv, said there were ‘substantial reports’ of the threat. The fear of a terror threat relating to mass

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10 Aug 2016

Suspect dead after RCMP confront terror threat

“A terrorism suspect was killed in a confrontation with police in the southern Ontario town of Strathroy, The Canadian Press has confirmed. The Mounties say they received credible information of a potential terrorist threat earlier in the day. They say a suspect was identified and the ‘proper course of action

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10 Aug 2016

Germany to Launch New Anti-Terrorism Policies after Repeated Attacks

“German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is set to announce several new measures aimed at curbing terrorism after Islamic State claimed two attacks in the country last month. According to local media reports, the new policies will allow the deportation of migrants for being a ‘threat to public security,’ speed

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09 Aug 2016

Australia sets up specialist cyber unit to trace terrorism payments

“Australia has set up a cyber-intelligence unit to identify terrorism financing, money laundering and financial fraud online, the government said on Tuesday, because of ‘unprecedented’ threats to national security. The measure expands on a major platform of conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who narrowly won re-election last month after promising

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09 Aug 2016

15 Years After 9/11, Is America Any Safer?

“Are we safer? Yes, we’re safer from the kind of orchestrated attack that shocked us on that September morning. It’s harder for terrorists to get into the country, and harder for them to pull off something spectacular if they do. But we have not plugged some of the most threatening

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