07 Jan 2017

Five shot dead at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale airport

“An Iraq war veteran opened fire Friday at Fort Lauderdale’s main airport, a major tourist hub in Florida, killing five people and injuring eight, as panicked travelers fled for safety.” Source: Five shot dead at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale airport: US media | GulfNews.com

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06 Jan 2017

Reports of shots fired at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport

“There are reports of shots were fired Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Sky 10 was above the airport as passengers were standing on the tarmac outside Terminal 2. Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer posted on Twitter that shots have been fired. ‘Everyone is running,’ Fleischer said. He

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05 Jan 2017

Fleet of 12 Nuclear Submarines in Line for Pentagon Approval

“The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer has approved advanced development for a fleet of 12 new nuclear-armed submarines, a potential $126 billion project that the Navy calls its top priority.” Source: Fleet of 12 Nuclear Submarines in Line for Pentagon Approval – Bloomberg

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04 Jan 2017

Donald Trump Plans Revamp of Top U.S. Spy Agency

“President-elect Donald Trump, a harsh critic of U.S. intelligence agencies, is working with top advisers on a plan that would restructure and pare back the nation’s top spy agency, people familiar with the planning said. The move is prompted by his belief that the Office of the Director of National

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04 Jan 2017

ISIL’s Virtual Planners: A Critical Terrorist Innovation

“Although much remains unknown about Amri’s case, it bears many of the hallmarks of ISIL’s ‘virtual planner’ model of managing lone attackers. In this model, operatives who are part of ISIL’s external operations division coordinate attacks online with supporters across the globe. Most of these supporters have never personally met

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03 Jan 2017

Pentagon to Accelerate Rail Gun Projectile Weapon – Fires From Army Howitzer

“The Navy is accelerating developmental testing of its high-tech, long-range Electro-Magnetic Rail Gun Hyper Velocity Projectile — such that it can fire from existing weapons platforms such as an Army Howitzer.” Source: Pentagon to Accelerate Rail Gun Projectile Weapon – Fires From Army Howitzer – Warrior – Scout

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24 Dec 2016

ISIS sympathizer in Phoenix was plotting a lone wolf attack

“Investigators say a Phoenix man was plotting a lone wolf attack in support of ISIS. Derrick Thompson, who also goes by the name Abu Talib Al-Amriki, was arrested by the Arizona Joint Terrorism Taskforce earlier this week. In October, investigators say Thompson made several Google searches including: midnight mass, martyrdom

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24 Dec 2016

Security stepped up in Italy, at Vatican after truck attack suspect killed

“Security for the long Christmas weekend was heightened throughout Italy and at the Vatican on Saturday following the killing by police of the man believed to be responsible for the Berlin market truck attack. As investigators sought to determine if Anis Amri had accomplices in Italy, and associates of the

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24 Dec 2016

Feds warn of ISIS threats to churches, holiday events

“Federal authorities warned Friday that ISIS sympathizers ‘continue aspirational calls for attacks on holiday gatherings, including targeting churches.’ The bulletin was issued by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security and issued to law enforcement agencies and private security companies around the US. There are no known specific, credible threats,

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20 Dec 2016

Satellite images show North Korean submarine activity

“North Korea’s ballistic missile-launching submarine appears to have been out to sea recently, a Washington-based think tank says, though it’s unclear whether a test is imminent. The news comes at the end of a year in which the communist nation conducted two underground nuclear tests and a number of missile

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