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Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency

Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency

By • on October 17, 2012

In sum, this anthology represents some of the best and brightest scholars of today who are writing on the evolving security environment in Mexico and the implications this may hold for the United States. They have greatly enhanced our understanding of crime wars and criminal insurgencies-21st century war and conflict waged by non-state entities- and

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Anders Behring Breivik: A Lethal Mind in an Unlikely Place

Anders Behring Breivik: A Lethal Mind in an Unlikely Place

By • on July 26, 2011

“I explained to God that unless he wanted the Marxist-Islamist alliance and the certain Islamic takeover of Europe to completely annihilate European Christendom within the next hundred years, he must ensure that the warriors fighting for the preservation of European Christendom prevail.”

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The Projected Al Qaeda Use of Body Cavity Suicide Bombs Against High Value Targets

The Projected Al Qaeda Use of Body Cavity Suicide Bombs Against High Value Targets

By • on April 11, 2011

Dr. Robert J. Bunker has been working for the last few years on assessing the potential use of body cavity bombs (BCB) or body cavity suicide bombs (BCSB) as a variation of suicide bombing tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).1 Sadly or on the indications and warning (I&W) side fortunately,

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Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) Help All Aspects of Law Enforcement

Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) Help All Aspects of Law Enforcement

By • on March 25, 2011

“That doesn’t look right.”  The phrase is said or thought by law enforcement officers frequently.  Every officer can relate to situations that leave you wondering what you just saw.  Besides the obscure and ridiculous incident, there are all types of scenarios that don’t quite fit in the category

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Using the “So What?” factor in analysis

Using the “So What?” factor in analysis

By • on February 16, 2011

I was working as an intelligence analyst for a fusion center early in my intelligence career.  During my daily reading I came across a piece of information that not only had a reliable source with great access, but also seemed to provide key intelligence information.  I quickly grabbed the report and

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Intelligence-led Mitigation

Intelligence-led Mitigation

By • on October 13, 2010

This paper explores methods for capitalizing on existing law enforcement intelligence capabilities to provide intelligence support to decision makers for a full spectrum of public safety and emergency service operations. Intelligence-led mitigation is a management philosophy and business process to proactively

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Let Loose the Gods of War

Let Loose the Gods of War

By • on June 17, 2010

Listen bro; you don’t ask to see Santa Muerte unless you are going to buy one. She is the real deal and I could get in trouble. It’s very Catholic here, (Cozumel) and illegal for me to sell it. I’ll show you if you are serious, but it will cost you one way or another in pesos or bad luck. ” This

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It’s Time for TSA 2.0: Let General Harding Focus on Operations

It’s Time for TSA 2.0: Let General Harding Focus on Operations

By • on March 12, 2010

What the TSA needs now is a good makeover; hopefully Major General (retired) Robert Harding is going to be the one to bring in the new broom . TSA has languished for years under a cloud of mistakes, errors and just plain carelessness with respect to their public image and their overall effectiveness.

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Moore’s Law and Whole Body Imaging: Moving Technology to the Next Level

Moore’s Law and Whole Body Imaging: Moving Technology to the Next Level

By • on January 13, 2010

The news cycles, talking heads and many elected officials seem to be in a bit of a tizzy over the images created Whole Body Imaging (WBI) systems. Current technology produces a de-identified raw data image of the human form with items of concern as they appear. The technology will only be of value, however,

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Failed Bomber and the Use of Whole Body Imaging

Failed Bomber and the Use of Whole Body Imaging

By • on January 13, 2010

“Now that the Administration has fully engaged in evaluating the systems failures, which allowed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian Islamic terrorist, to board a US airliner with a bomb concealed in his underwear, I feel compelled to contribute my insight. Based on 33 years flying large transport

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