NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

New Indian Home Minister Admits Intelligence and Security Failures

A little more than a week after terrorists assaulted the city of Mumbai, the Indian government has publicly acknowledged its security failures.

(Updated at 3:11 pm)

Mumbai Terrorists Must Have Had Commando Training, Says Counterinsurgency Expert

The terrorists who laid siege to Mumbai, India, last week, killing 179, must have had elite military training, according to a counterinsurgency expert today at a panel discussion on what has been referred to as India’s 9-11.

Indian Security Criticized After Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

India's top security official resigned yesterday after last week's Mumbai massacre, as criticism mounts that the government has not done enough to prepare for and prevent terrorism attacks against India.

(Updated at 1:25 p.m.)

New Law and Bilateral Agreements Help U.S. Stop Semi-Submersible Drug Smuggling

Representatives from the U.S. government discussed new strategies to fight the increasing use of self propelled semi-submersibles (SPSSs) by Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers at the 2008 Marine Security Expo on Wednesday.

Pirates Frustrate U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Aden

Rules of engagement and human rights concerns frustrate the U.S. Navy's ability to combat piracy in the anarchic Gulf of Aden, a representative of the U.S. Navy's think tank told maritime security stakeholders today at the Maritime Security Expo.
 




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