The United States Department of Homeland Security has issued an intelligence assessment regarding the threat from Sovereign Citizen Extremist (SCE) ideology, with a particular focus on threats to law enforcement when responding to calls at SCE homes, when conducting routine traffic stops, or specifically targeting government facilities. DHS defines SCEs
Yesterday’s conspiracy charges against two Twin Cities men accused of trying to join a terrorist organization in Syria has resulted in the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation issuing a Joint Intelligence Bulletin highlighting the risk of individuals targeting U.S. interests after receiving overseas combat experience. “These
“A new al-Qaeda propaganda publication urges Muslims everywhere to ‘target’ the United States, and it includes an article highlighting the vulnerability of maritime chokepoints through which the bulk of world energy supplies are shipped. ‘Even if a single supertanker (or even an ordinary westbound cargo-vessel) were to be attacked in
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Highlights -Verdicts reached in trials of 289 Saudi nationals and 41 foreigners for membership in a ‘deviant group’ -Trials suggest kingdom’s anti-terror campaign is on track and represents precedent for how al Qaeda suspects will be treated in the future -Al Qaeda reprisal attack unlikely in near to medium term
Highlights -Security forces arrest 26 al-Qaeda-linked militants for plotting to attack oil pipelines and ships transiting the Suez Canal -Militants were awaiting instructions from al-Qaeda operative abroad -Attack plots against tourist locations to increase in near to medium-term Tourist locations remain a popular target for aspiring al-Qaeda militants in Egypt.
Highlights -Port of Patras immigrant camp demolished as part of nationwide crackdown against illegal immigrants -Deportation laws strengthened, more detention centers planned -Immigrant led protests for greater rights, religious tolerance will increase in the near-term Greek riot police escorted several bulldozers into the Greek port town of Patras over the
Highlights -Six Federal agents, two soldiers die in La Familia attacks -Key cartel leader arrested, headed to Mexico City for hearing -Violence to intensify in the near-term, additional military deployments in Michoacan and Mexico City likely On July 11, 2009, heavily armed gunmen traveling in several convoys threw grenades and
Highlights -Pakistani government offers to act as broker between US and Taliban -Lack of compromise from each side diminishes hopes of serious dialogue -Escalating violence in near-term lowers likelihood of peace talks The Pakistani military and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency publicly acknowledged that both remained in contact with top Taliban
Highlights – Thousands of compromised computers attack public and private websites in the US and South Korea – US and Korean government agencies along with government contractors are following three paths in an attempt to discover those responsible for the attacks – South Korea will likely increase spending on cyber-security