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Bill would label Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups

Bill would label Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups

By • on March 31, 2011

“In a potential escalation of the U.S. attack on Mexican drug cartels, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, introduced legislation Wednesday to designate four Mexican drug cartels as ‘foreign terrorist organizations’ — a designation that could expose Mexican drug traffickers and U.S. gun runners to charges of supporting terrorism. McCaul

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FBI center takes on $1 billion ID project  

FBI center takes on $1 billion ID project  

By • on March 22, 2011

“The Clarksburg FBI complex is taking part in a $1 billion project that will enable law enforcement agencies to identify criminals and terrorists by physical characteristics more quickly and accurately, an FBI official said Monday in Charleston. Earlier this month, the FBI center unveiled its

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Financial Terrorism Suspected in 2008 Economic Crash

Financial Terrorism Suspected in 2008 Economic Crash

By • on March 4, 2011

“Evidence outlined in a Pentagon contractor report suggests that financial subversion carried out by unknown parties, such as terrorists or hostile nations, contributed to the 2008 economic crash by covertly using vulnerabilities in the U.S. financial system. The unclassified 2009 report ‘Economic

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WikiLeaks: FBI hunts the 9/11 gang that got away

WikiLeaks: FBI hunts the 9/11 gang that got away

By • on February 2, 2011

“Secret documents reveal that the three Qatari men conducted surveillance on the targets, provided ‘support’ to the plotters and had tickets for a flight to Washington on the eve of the atrocities. The suspected terrorists flew from London to New York on a British Airways flight three weeks

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FBI Briefs International Partners on Operational Priorities

FBI Briefs International Partners on Operational Priorities

By • on November 5, 2010

“On November 1, 2010, the FBI’s International Operations Division hosted approximately 100 international attachés currently assigned to their countries’ embassies in the United States. These attachés—who represent law enforcement, security, and intelligence agencies from 53 countries—are

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Homeland Security Releases 2010 Risk Lexicon

Homeland Security Releases 2010 Risk Lexicon

By • on October 29, 2010

“Developed by the DHS Risk Steering Committee (RSC), the purpose of the DHS Risk Lexicon is to establish and make available a comprehensive list of terms and meanings relevant to the practice of homeland security risk management and analysis. Accomplishing this goal improves the capability of the

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Counter Terrorism Control Centre opened

Counter Terrorism Control Centre opened

By • on October 21, 2010

“Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) Director-General David Irvine have opened the Australian Counter Terrorism Control Centre (CTCC) in Canberra. The CTCC will play a lead role in strengthening the coordination

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NATO official: Bin Laden, deputy hiding in northwest Pakistan

NATO official: Bin Laden, deputy hiding in northwest Pakistan

By • on October 18, 2010

“Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are believed to be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, but are not together, a senior NATO official said. ‘Nobody in al Qaeda is living in a cave,’ said the official, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity

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In Oakland, Private Force May Be Hired for Security

In Oakland, Private Force May Be Hired for Security

By • on August 13, 2010

“In the wake of the city’s laying off 80 police officers last month, Chinatown is leading a new trend in the crime-ridden city: an increase in privately financed public safety. Mr. Chan has asked every business owner to install a street-facing camera. A new Chinatown security force, perhaps staffed

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Narcotics cash flow into Mexico crucial target, U.S. ambassador says

Narcotics cash flow into Mexico crucial target, U.S. ambassador says

By • on August 13, 2010

“The U.S. and Mexican governments’ inability to significantly disrupt bulk shipments of drug-cartel cash into Mexico means that the violence there will be protracted, U.S. Ambassador Carlos Pascual acknowledged Thursday. In an interview with The Dallas Morning News and in remarks at a border

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