NEWS & ANALYSIS

NYPD Prepared for Mumbai-Style Attack, Says Police Commissioner

The New York Police Department has the plans, training, and policies in place to respond to a Mumbai-type terrorist assault on the city, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly told a Senate hearing today.

Rockets Fired Into Northern Israel from Lebanon

Both the governments of Israel and Lebanon downplayed rocket fire from southern Lebanese territory today, which struck northern Israel as fears rise that a second front may open over the conflict in the Gaza Strip.

Transportation Plan Unveiled for Inauguration Weekend Activities

The U.S. Secret Service has unveiled its transportation plan for the long inauguration weekend starting Saturady, January 17, through Wednesday, January 21, 2009.

Hackers Take the Fight Over Gaza Online

As Israel continues its military campaign inside the Gaza Strip for the 12th consecutive day to cripple Hamas' ability to shoot rockets into its territory, both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian hacker groups have taken up the fight online.

Lieberman Addresses Homeland Security Committee's Agenda for New Year

Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, discussed his committee's priorities for the new year yesterday after meeting with the Democratic governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to head the Department of Homeland Security.

Is Obama's Train Ride into the District the Safest Mode of Transporation?

The environmental organizations Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth have sent the Secret Service a letter asking the agency to switch President-elect Barack Obama's arrival into Washington, D.C., by train on the weekend before Inauguration Day to a safer mode of transportation.

TSA to Extend Post-9-11 Security Rules to Private Jets

The business aviation community is angered by a new TSA proposal that would impose post-9-11 security rules on private aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds.

2009's "Black Swans" for International Security

Which ominous "black swans" might test President-elect Obama's new administration and international security as a whole?

An Inauguration Like No Other

The Washington, DC, area's law enforcement is bracing for an expanded inauguration day like no other, reports The Washington Post. Because of the historic nature of the event, security officials have to prepare for a long weekend rather than just President-elect Barack Obama's parade and swearing-in ceremony on January 20.

Hezbollah May Launch Attacks Against Northern Israel, Warns General

As Israel's military attacks on the Gaza Strip enter the tenth day, an Israeli general is warning that Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Shia terrorist organization, may use Palestinian proxy groups to launch attacks against northern Israel.
 




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