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Can 'lone wolf' terror suspect claim entrapment? It will be hard to prove.

November 02, 2011

The FBI reportedly decided that Jose Pimentel, the 'lone wolf' terror suspect arrested by the NYPD, was not a credible threat. But translating that into an entrapment defense will not be easy, experts say.

Yemen says Al Qaeda militants killed in drone strike

October 15, 2011

Yemeni officials told reporters that nine members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed in the strike in southeastern Yemen, including Awlaki’s 21-year-old son, Abdul-Rahman Awlaki, and Egyptian-born Ibrahim Banna, whom officials described as the media chief of the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen.

GW Hosts Homeland Security Secretaries

October 13, 2011

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and former secretaries Michael Chertoff and Tom Ridge spoke Tuesday about the security challenges facing the nation in the “new normal” of a post-9/11 world. The discussion, called “A National Conversation on the Homeland Security Environment Looking Forward: The Secretaries’ Perspective,” was moderated by Admiral Thad Allen, M.P.A. ’86.

Three secretaries of Homeland Security address department's future

October 12, 2011

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and former secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff convened Tuesday in the Jack Morton Auditorium to discuss national security in a post-9/11 world.

A National Conversation on the Homeland Security Environment Looking Forward: The Secretaries' Perspective (VIDEO)

October 12, 2011

C-SPAN's coverage of the conversation between the Hon. Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, the Hon. Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Hon. Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security, hosted by HSPI on October 11, 2011. Video.

Homeland Security Bill Targets Homegrown Islamist Extremism

October 11, 2011

A House bill set for markup on Wednesday would give protection against civil lawsuits to those who report suspicious activity, designate a federal czar to counter homegrown violent Islamist extremism, and require Border Patrol agents to be capable of stopping every single person who tries to cross into the country illegally.

Anwar Al-Awlaki's Death: Is America Any Safer?

September 30, 2011

The killing of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen has brought cheers from lawmakers and terrorism experts, but it remains an open question whether his demise will make the United States safer from future terrorist attacks.

Terror Blow: American Al-Qaida Cleric Killed (VIDEO)

September 30, 2011

HSPI Director Frank J. Cilluffo advances his position on the propriety of targeting U.S.

Experts chide TSA for poor risk assessment of security measures

September 30, 2011

Control over passenger screening technology should be shifted to airlines because the private sector is better than the Transportation Security Administration at making economical security choices based on risk management analyses, officials from a libertarian think tank said during a Capitol Hill briefing Friday.

The Gordian Knot of Disaster Funding

September 26, 2011

Deputy Director Daniel Kaniewski discusses the current disaster funding challenges facing FEMA.

Canada Command's Semianiw discusses Role in United States

September 23, 2011

Canada actively works to combat security threats throughout the Western hemisphere including in the United States, said Lt. Gen. Walter Semianiw, the commander of Canada Command, at the Homeland Security Policy Institute in Washington Sept. 23. "That frightens folks down in Washington, when I say that my area of responsibility [includes] the United States," but that approach is necessary, he said.

What Happens if FEMA Runs Out of Money

September 23, 2011

While lawmakers have a week to work out their differences before the government faces another partial shutdown, one agency faces a much earlier deadline. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will run out of money early next week, putting a halt to projects in communities around the country still struggling to recover from this year's spate of hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires.

Afghan Assassination Threatens Peace Talks, Pakistan Relations

September 21, 2011

The assassination of Burhanuddin Rabbani, chairman of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, dealt a blow to the government’s negotiations with the Taliban and fraying relations between the U.S. and Pakistan.

Haqqani Network receives protection from ISI

September 20, 2011

The Haqqani network, which is blamed for the recent attack on American embassy in Kabul, receives protection and support from the Pakistani spy agency ISI, an influential think-tank has told US lawmakers.

D.C. Evacuation Plans: No One In Charge Of Capital Emergency Response

September 20, 2011

The nation's capital made it through a rare earthquake and treacherous blizzard this year, laying bare a scary reality: Getting out of Washington in an emergency presents a disaster in and of itself.

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