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  • Issue Brief posted January 31, 2014 by Cassandra Lucaccioni , Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. Top Homeland Security Priorities for Congress in 2014

    The world today is more dangerous than it was on September 10, 2001. Threats to the homeland have increased as the President’s leadership has caused the U.S. to lose respect and influence on every front. After at least 61 thwarted terrorist attacks in the U.S.,[1] those who are committed to destroying America’s way of life cannot be ignored. Protection of the homeland…

  • Issue Brief posted January 6, 2014 by Cassandra Lucaccioni , Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Sochi: Security and Counterterrorism at the 2014 Winter Olympics

    Two bomb attacks, carried out by suicide bombers at a railway station and a bus in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad), 500 miles southeast of Moscow, shattered the pre-holiday spirit as Russians prepared to celebrate the New Year. Up to 45 people, including children, were killed, and over 100 were injured, many of them severely; the death count is sure to climb. The Olympic…

  • Issue Brief posted December 18, 2013 by Cassandra Lucaccioni 61st Terrorist Plot Against the U.S.: Terry Lee Loewen Plot to Attack Wichita Airport

    A 58-year-old man in Wichita, Kansas, was arrested and charged Friday morning with allegedly plotting to detonate a bomb at the Kansas Mid-Continent Airport.[1] This recent plot marks the 61st thwarted terrorist plot against the United States since 9/11. This event is yet another reminder of the need to remain vigilant against the ongoing and evolving threat of Islamist…

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