NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

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.

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?

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.

Concerns Over Somalia Continue to Mount for U.S.

The United States is already helping a coalition of navies combat piracy off Somalia's coast, but as The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, it may have bigger problems: young Somali-American men are traveling back to their homeland to fight with Islamist militias against the interim government.

Foreign Hackers are Overwhelming U.S. Government Computers, says Analyst

Foreign hackers have accessed between half and all of the U.S. government and military computers they “have an interest in,” according to one analyst.

Brazil: Logging Firms Hire Hackers to Change Lumber Quotas

Brazilian logging companies have hired hackers to break into their country's government's Web-based permit system to allow them to harvest many more trees than allowed, according to Greenpeace's blog.

Security Council Votes to Take Fight to Somali Pirates

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted yesterday to authorize nations to use force against pirates on land or on sea, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

India's Security Overhaul Continues After Mumbai

India continues to try to overhaul its security apparatus with two new pieces of legislation after at least 10 terrorists massacred approximately 170 people during a four-day murder spree that ended with all but one of the 10 known attackers dead.

Canada: Greyhound Buses Strengthen Security Measures

Greyhound Lines Inc. has instituted heightened security protocols at Canadian bus terminals after multiple passengers have been stabbed and one beheaded while riding buses in cities and across the countryside, reports The Los Angeles Times.
 




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