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  • Hostage Situation Continuing in Texas January 14, 2022
    1/15/22 TERRORISM Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The FBI joined local and state police to surround a synagogue in Coleville, Texas, a city of about 26,000 residents about 15 miles northeast of Fort Worth, where a man has been holding the rabbi and four other people hostage since late morning. A few minutes ago, […]
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  • U.S. Judge Orders Colombia’s Now-Demobilized Insurgents to Compensate Family of Kidnapped Politician January 14, 2022
    1/15/22 TERRORISM Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled on Thursday that Colombia’s now-demobilized Marxist guerrilla, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), will have to pay $36 million in compensation to the son of Ingrid Bentacourt, a Colombian politician who was kidnapped by FARC in 2002 and held hostage for […]
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  • Massive Cyberattack Targeting Ukraine’s Government Websites January 14, 2022
    1/14/22 THE RUSSIA CONNECTION Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Several Ukrainian government websites have been targeted in a massive cyberattack amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia, which has massed troops and military equipment near the border with Ukraine. The news was first reported early on January 14 by the Ukrainian Ministry of Education […]
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  • British Intelligence Shines Light on Chinese Spy 'Hiding in Plain Sight' January 14, 2022
    1/15/22 CHINA WATCH Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Britain’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5, is coming under political pressure to explain why it did not alert lawmakers sooner about the activities of a suspected Chinese spy, who the security service now say was “knowingly engaged in political interference in the U.K.” The British security agencies have […]
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  • Civil War in the U.S. Is Unlikely Because Grievance Doesn’t Necessarily Translate Directly into Violence January 14, 2022
    1/15/22 CIVIL WARS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The potential for violent extremism in America to erupt into full-fledged conflict across the country is a common topic of discussion nowadays. read more
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  • Examining How Countries Go Nuclear — and Why Some Do Not January 14, 2022
    1/14/22 NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Political scientist Vipin Narang’s new book, Seeking the Bomb: Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation, makes sense of the complex history of nuclear weapons programs. In 1993, South Africa announced to a largely surprised world that it had built nuclear weapons in the 1980s, before dismantling its arsenal. For […]
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  • The Progress of Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program January 14, 2022
    1/14/22 NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Institute for Science and International Security has issued the third edition of its authoritative Peddling in Peril (PPI 2021-2022), a comprehensive ranking of the effectiveness of national strategic trade controls. PPI 2021-2022 ranks 200 countries, territories, and entities according to their capabilities and demonstrated success […]
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  • Expanding America’s Marine Highways  January 14, 2022
    1/15/22 SUPPLY CHAINS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The  U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded $12.6 million in grants to nine marine highway projects across the United Statesunder the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). DOT says that the funding will help address supply chain disruptions, enhance the movement of goods along the U.S. read more
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  • Rethinking the Homeland Security Enterprise | Predicting Earthquakes | Cybersecurity Review Board, and more January 14, 2022
    1/14/22 OUR PICKS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 Rethinking the Homeland Security Enterprise  (Paul Rosenzweig, Lawfare) read more
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  • For Accurate Health Information: Mainstream News More Reliable Than Social, Alternative Media January 13, 2022
    1/13/22 MISINFORMATION Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments People may find it difficult to discern the facts about vaccines with the extensive amount of health misinformation disseminated on websites and social media. Accuracy and truth, according to a new study involving three countries, including the United States, has been found by individuals who rely more on […]
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