NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

On Land and Off Coast, Somalia Continues to Crumble

Somalia's government and security services have continued an alarming slide into anarchy inland as pirates continue to plunder international vessels off its coast.

India Outlines Intelligence and Security Overhaul After the Mumbai Attacks

The Indian government outlined a broad strengthening and reorganization of its security and intelligence agencies after more than 170 people were killed during a terrorist assault on the city in late November.

Blackwater Guards Surrender to Authorities

Five Blackwater Worldwide security guards allegedly involved in the September 2007 shooting, which killed 17 in Nisoor Square, have surrendered to authorities today.
 




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