Jun 30, 2011 -At a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing Wednesday afternoon, a Government Accountability Office official expressed concerns that the State Department’s diplomatic security operations may not be prepared for new challenges that will come as troops withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Jun 28, 2011 -African countries top the list of nations with human trafficking problems, according to the 2011 Trafficking in Persons report released Monday by the U.S State Department. The Central African Republic, The Republic of Congo, Sudan, and Zimbabwe share the top of the list with North Korea, Iran, and Burma. They do not comply with the minimum standards to combat human trafficking and are not making efforts to do so, says the report.
Jun 17, 2011 -Experts’ concerns about the increased use of child soldiers by Mexican drug cartels were affirmed Wednesday after a bloody confrontation between members of Los Zetas and Jalisco State Police at a cartel training camp resulted in the arrest of 10 members, five of which were in their teens. There also appear to be more female members.
Jun 14, 2011 -Hackers hit the U.S. Senate. The British Navy is reconsidering its role in Libya. Protests erupt sporadically in China. A security guard in Islamabad gives his life to stop a suicide bomber. And other news.
Jun 13, 2011 -The IMF gets hacked. Interpol says aviation's biggest threat is stolen travel documents. NATO works to counter insurgents in their ranks. Documents shed light on Chiquita's ties to Colombian violence. Plus more.
May 12, 2011 -Businesses reliant on the global supply chain have to take on more responsibility in the fight against counterfeit merchandise, rather than relying on law enforcement, the American National Standards Institute says.
May 06, 2011 -Newly released formerly classified documents show Pakistan's long pre-9-11 history of not helping to find Osama bin Laden. Senators Leahy and Grassley introduce bill to give the Justice Department more money to fight fraud. Libyan opposition lays out plans for transition to democracy.
May 02, 2011 -The size, location, and security posture of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s safehouse led U.S. intelligence to conclude a high-value terrorist was holed up there, senior national security officials revealed last night during a late-night conference call with reporters.
Apr 22, 2011 -The Indonesian government must quickly develop prevention strategies to combat a new trend toward low-cost, small-scale terrorist attacks committed by tiny decentralized cells of jihadis, according to an international nongovernmental organization.