NEWS & ANALYSIS

Six Years After, America Better Protected

Two experts say that homeland security and intelligence efforts are more integrated and robust since that fateful September morning in 2001.

Explosions Rip Through Mexican Oil Pipelines

Five pipelines hit, no injuries reported.

Court Strikes Down Patriot Act Provision

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has declared a provision of the USA PATRIOT Act unconstitutional.

Report : TSA Lax on Cargo Security

A report by the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Inspector General contends that the agency's policies are making it easier to place explosives or other dangerous items in cargo carried aboard passenger aircraft.

Al Qaeda's Resurgence Assessed

The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock reports on al Qaeda’s resurgence.

CCTV Can Offer Early Warning of Crowd Panic Problems

The New Scientist reports on new research findings that analysis of surveillance camera footage could help people spot and warn of dangerous tensions developing in crowds that are on the verge of panic, which might allow officials to avert the problem.

Latin America’s Bad, Good Times

Sowing the seeds for Latin America's next crisis

The Road to Rational Decision-Making

Most of us are lousy decision-makers, and unfortunately many of the decisions that we take as individuals or as a society can be both very wrong and have very harmful or costly consequences. But there are many tried and tested ways of making relatively sound decisions. Cost-benefit analysis, risk management, and related disciplines that rely on statistics, economics, the law, and psychology allow us to weigh choices rationally and increase the odds of making wise choices.

Top Cops Split on Liberalizing Concealed Weapons for Officers

Before a congressional subcommittee hearing yesterday, representatives from the leading national police organizations testified on whether Congress should liberalize the ability of current and former police officers to carry concealed firearms.

$42 Million Data Mining System Scrapped

A $42 million Department of Homeland Security data mining system has been discontinued due to an inability to meet privacy standards.
 




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