06 Feb 2015

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Warns of Sovereign Citizen Extremist Ideology Threat

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

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26 Nov 2014

DHS & FBI Joint Bulletin Highlights the Threat of Returning Radicalized Individuals

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

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23 Oct 2014

Al-Qaeda Urges Attacks on ‘Achilles Heel of Western Economies’

“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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29 Aug 2014

Modern threats to airliners and the world at large

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15 Jul 2009

Saudi Arabia: First Terrorist Trials Held

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

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15 Jul 2009

Egypt: Al-Qaeda-Linked Militants Arrested for Plotting Suez Attacks

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.

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15 Jul 2009

Greece: New Campaign Targets Illegal Immigration, Unrest to Follow

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

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15 Jul 2009

Mexico: Cartels Embolden Frontal Offense Against Feds

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

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15 Jul 2009

Afghanistan: The Prospects of Peace Talks with the Taliban

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

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15 Jul 2009

Cyber: Experts Work to Discover Source of US, Korean Cyber Attacks

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

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