National Security

Military given go-ahead to detain US terrorist suspects without trial

Barack Obama has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay.

White House unveils new strategy to combat homegrown terror

The White House unveiled a strategy Thursday aimed at battling homegrown terrorism that emphasizes better coordination with local authorities.

Terrorists said to be infiltrating US military

Shaun Waterman The Washington Times 08.12.2011
Terrorists said to be infiltrating US military

Al Qaeda and other terrorists are trying to infiltrate the U.S. armed forces, which makes military facilities in the U.S. dangerous for American troops, lawmakers said Wednesday.

Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.

TSA begins random road inspections in Tennessee to fight terrorism

"Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate," said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously a...

NYPD chief: Police could take down plane if needed

The chief of the New York Police Department says city police could take down a plane if necessary.

CIA investigates whether laws broken helping New York police

CIA investigates whether laws broken helping New York police

The CIA inspector general is investigating whether the agency broke the law by helping the New York Police Department build intelligence-gathering programs that monitored life in Muslim communities, the agency said Tuesday following an investigati...

Threats posted on White House Facebook page

Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz MSNBC 12.09.2011
Threats posted on White House Facebook page

Threatening messages have been posted on the White House Facebook page amid heightened alerts surrounding a possible 9/11 terror threat.

Obama frets over 'lone wolf' attack as Sept 11 looms

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday played down prospects for a spectacular Al-Qaeda attack 10 years after the September 11th strikes, saying he worried more now about solitary extremists.

US Department of Homeland Security Video Characterizes White Americans as Most Likely Terrorists

A new promotional video released by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists, as Big Sis continues its relentless drive to cement the myth that mad bombers are hiding around every...

New US Terror Report Warns of Insider Threat to Utilities

Sabotage by an insider at a major utility facility, including a chemical or oil refinery, could provide al Qaeda with its best opportunity for the kind of massive Sept. 11 anniversary attack Osama bin Laden was planning, according to U.S. officials.

Pentagon declares the Internet a war domain

John T. Bennett The Hill 15.07.2011
Pentagon declares the Internet a war domain

The Pentagon released a long-promised cybersecurity plan Thursday that declares the Internet a domain of war but does not spell out how the U.S. military would use the Web for offensive strikes.

US Wants Mailmen To Thwart Terror Attacks

Eric Scheiner CNS News 15.06.2011
US Wants Mailmen To Thwart Terror Attacks

As the United States Postal Service looks at ways to cut budgets and deal with declining revenue, the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers is going against the grain by suggesting the agency should be increasing the services of...

Pentagon Sets Stage for U.S. to Respond to Computer Sabotage With Military Force

SIOBHAN GORMAN And JULIAN E. BARNES The Wall Street Journal 01.06.2011
Pentagon Sets Stage for U.S. to Respond to Computer Sabotage With Military Force

The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.

Bin Laden death: Security fears for US Navy Seal team

The US is to tighten security around the elite military unit that killed Osama Bin Laden, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said.

Obama Says U.S. Won’t Release Bin Laden Photos as ‘Trophies’

In an interview with Steve Kroft for this Sunday's "60 Minutes" conducted today, President Obama said he won't release post-mortem images of Osama bin Laden taken to prove his death.

Experts: Terrorists Will Aim For 'Soft Targets' Like Malls, Hotels, Stadiums

Counter terrorism experts say a retaliation attack for Osama bin Laden’s death is inevitable. Terrorists are expected to aim for more vulnerable soft targets like shopping malls or museums. They are places jam-packed with people — pedestrian mall...

Joe Biden opens his mouth about US Navy SEALs

Toby Harnden Telegraph 05.05.2011
Joe Biden opens his mouth about US Navy SEALs

Since President Barack Obama announced that “a small team of Americans” had killed Osama bin Laden, US government officials have carefully stuck to the line that they will not talk about which units were involved.

Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission

Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound.

US unveils new terrorism warning system

A new terrorism warning system will provide the public with information on specific threats, replacing the color-coded alerts put in place after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

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