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Two Minutes To Midnight, Thirty-Eight To Safety: Nuclear Preparedness in the Wake of Hawaii’s Debacle

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By: Alix Bruce On January 13, 2018, Hawaii was in a state of terror for a full thirty-eight minutes when an emergency management worker sent out an alarm that a ballistic missile was inbound to the islands. The alert was false—whether it was actually the fault of the emergency worker or the result of a system failure […]

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“Fix NICS”: Potential Emergence of Further Gun Regulations

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on “Fix NICS”: Potential Emergence of Further Gun Regulations

By Leemor Banai On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman became the first mass shooter in American history. He killed seventeen people, including his wife and mother, and wounded more than thirty others on the University of Texas – Austin campus. Since then, mass shootings have become more common in today’s society, with two of the […]

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Islamophobia: A Cause of Domestic Terrorist Attacks

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security  /  Comments Off on Islamophobia: A Cause of Domestic Terrorist Attacks

By Jaime Rosenberg, December 22, 2017 The Islamic State (ISIS) has instilled fear into nations world-wide after conducting over 70 terrorist attacks in 20 different nations. After 9/11, Islamophobia has become an epidemic across the United States and is growing every day. Muslim Americans have felt physically threatened and made to believe that they are […]

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The TSA’s Power to Screen and Prohibit Certain Electronic Devices on Airlines

By   /  October 29, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on The TSA’s Power to Screen and Prohibit Certain Electronic Devices on Airlines

By John R. Burns  On October 31, 2015, a Russian A321-200 airliner, operated by Metrojet, was blown out of the sky by an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) operative.  The operative used a bomb hidden in a soda can to bring down the aircraft.  “Russia said explosives weighing up to 1 kilogram, a […]

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Labeling Las Vegas: An Analysis of Declaring the Tragedy a Terrorist Attack

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Labeling Las Vegas: An Analysis of Declaring the Tragedy a Terrorist Attack

By Samuel Nicosia Tragedy swept the nation like wildfire on October 1, 2017, when Stephen Paddock opened fired on unsuspecting concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, resulting in the deaths of 58 Americans and injuring over 500 more. This attack is unparalleled, producing the highest number of victims […]

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