NEWS & ANALYSIS

Black Tea Could Defend Against Ricin, Researchers Say

Add opossums and black tea to the list of surprising biological weapon countermeasures.

Lawmakers Consider the Security and Civil Liberty Implications of Domestic Drones

Lawmakers Thursday debated the costs and benefits of integrating unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones, into the national airspace, particularly whether terrorist groups or other adversaries could use the pilotless aircraft to carry out attacks and whether UAVs threaten American civil liberties.

Morning Security Brief: States Provide More Mental Health Records, TSA Agents Head to London, and San Francisco Settles Lawsuit

States make more health records available for firearms background checks, TSA agents protect London airports, and a manager in San Francisco reaches a settlement with the city's emergency management department.

Think Tank Perspective: Interview with Philip Mudd

An interview with Philip Mudd of the New America Foundation.

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Guantanamo Bay Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider seven different appeals by prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, affirming the government’s detention of would-be terrorists.

Supply Chain Security

A White House strategy for using layered security and other measures to protect the supply chain gets mixed reviews.

New Report Examines Resiliency of U.S. Transportation Systems

A new report from a prominent bipartisan think tank questions the resiliency of the U.S. transportation system and the global supply chain if a major terrorist attack occurred.

CIA Releases Cache of Al Qaeda, 9-11 Docs

The CIA has released 800 pages of newly declassified documents on al Qaeda and the September 11 attacks in response to a Freedom of Information request from a national security blog.

Industry, Lawmaker Question TSA Surface Transportation Security Programs

Rep. Mike Rogers and industry representatives questioned aspects of TSA surface transportation security programs during a hearing yesterday.

Denver FBI Warns of Jihadist Wildfire Threat

The FBI’s Denver Field Office has warned Colorado and Wyoming law enforcement of the potential threat that jihadists could start wildfires as a form of terrorist attack.
 




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