Morning Security Brief: One of the Fukushima 50 Speaks, Gun Control Task Force, Border Security, and More
One of the Fukushima 50 gives an interview about how the events unfolded. The NRA is unhappy with Biden's gun control task force. Arrests on the Southwest Border are down. And more.
►The team that stayed to work on the Fukushima Daiichi reactor after it was crippled by an earthquake and a tsunami was nicknamed the Fukushima 50 . Most of the 50 have chosen to remain anonymous, but nuclear engineer Atsufumi Yoshizawa, gave a rare interview to The Guardian about how the events unfolded. "I never thought of leaving,” Yoshizawa said. “I had to stay and get a grip on the situation. I wasn't thinking about my family, only about the other workers and how worried they must have been about their own families.”
►Shortly after a meeting of Vice President Joe Biden’s new gun control task force, the NRA vowed to fight any new legislation saying Biden should look for more non-legislative ways to address gun control. The task force was put together after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and plans to issue its recommendations by Tuesday.
►A new GAO report says arrests along the Southwest border have dropped significantly because of effective strategies, but that the Border Patrol needs to develop a plan to measure the effects of its border security efforts.
►In other news, Google has removed a feature that would provide a warning to Chinese users when they were searching “sensitive” keywords. “Some technologists believe the company has given up the fight against Chinese government censorship,” China Digital Times reports. ♦ Small Wars Journal reviews Mexico’s 2012 security efforts . ♦ And South Carolina still hasn’t completed patching it systems after hackers stole 3.8 million taxpayers’ Social Security and banking information.