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Items Tagged with 'terrorism and security'
The measure was passed in response to Iran selecting Hamid Aboutalebi, who allegedly participated in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, as its next Ambassador to the U.N.
The United States is advising airlines with direct flights serving Russia to be aware of the possibility of explosive materials concealed in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes. Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin to airlines flying to Russia warning of the potential threat. The bulletin said that officials believed that the explosives might be used during flights or smuggled into the city of Sochi, where the Winter Olympics begins this week.
Kansas legislators are considering a bill to expand the definition of “furtherance of terrorism” and allow victims to seek civil penalties from those convicted of acts of terrorism. The bill would make it against the law to “provide material support” for those who commit acts of terrorism, “hinder the prosecution” of such crimes or “conceal or aid in the escape” of anyone who commits such a crime.
Terrorism has emerged in the last decade as one of the most critical issues with which governments must contend, topping most Western nations’ agendas in terms of resource allocation. For example, some reports indicate the United States has spent more than one trillion dollars waging the “War on Terror” – money and resources that may have been allocated very differently in the absence of such threats.
The 111-lb. metal artifact from the World Trade Center became part of a permanent memorial at the entrance to NCS4 at the Trent Lott National Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. on September 11, 2013.
Seventy-five percent of Americans agreed with the statement “occasional acts of terrorism in the U.S. will be part of life in the future,” according to an April survey conducted after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Recent investigative reports, revelations of government collection of email and telephone data as well as the release tomorrow, August 28, of a movie that does not position public security video in a good light all seem to be aiming at resurrecting Big Brother.
Every commercial nuclear reactor in the U.S. is insufficiently protected against "credible" terrorist attacks, according to a Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project report.
A lack of databases and publicly available information keeps communities in the dark regarding potentially hazardous chemicals such as ammonium nitrate.
Seeking candidates for the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience during the nomination period that closes on May 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. All nominations must be submitted by email.