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U.S. No-Fly List Doubles in One Year

- A year ago the list had around 10,000 known terrorists and now has 21,000, according to government data provided to the Associated Press.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Terrorism Hot Spots Mapped, Boko Haram Spokesman Arrested, Airborne Smugglers, and More

- A UMD professor maps U.S. terrorism "hot spots." Borko Haram's spokesman talked a little too much. Colorado authorities tight-lipped on smuggling operation running out of the Boulder airport. And more.

Interrupting the Wash Cycle

- There's been progress in the fight against money laundering with compliance efforts at banks, new regulations, and global efforts to crack down on tax havens. But criminals continue to innovate, and they tend to adapt more quickly than the law.

Researcher Reports a Surge in Social Media Use By Subversive Groups

- Terror groups are increasingly taking to the Internet, social media Web sites specifically, for recruitment, financing, and information sharing, according to an Israeli researcher.

U.S. Government Asks Science Journals to Redact Flu Research

- National Institute of Health officials are asking two science journals to remove or redact information gathered from flu experiments out of biosecurity concerns.

Counterterrorism

- Read the federal indictment against alleged terrorist Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. The would-be terrorist planned to blow up high-profile targets, including nuclear power plants. Aldawsari’s alleged plot was disrupted by the FBI’s Operation Tripwire program.

Rep King: The U.S. Military is Being Infiltrated by Al Qaeda

- A “significant and growing number of military personnel” are actually terrorists in disguise posing a “serious danger to their brothers and sisters in arms who wear the same uniform,” according to a report released on Wednesday by the Committee on Homeland Security.

Editor's Note: Credible Threats or Incredibly Overblown?

- Americans are known for our humor and skepticism, and it can be a great strength, but it can also cause us to make light of situations that deserve more serious attention.

When Ricin Exposure Happens, It's No Accident

- The potential for a person to encounter ricin accidentally is so rare that almost any cases of ricin illness would be considered the result of an attack, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Animal Rights Extremists Target Medical Students

- Hoping to persuade research students to abandon careers involving animal testing, activists are mounting harassment campaigns at universities.

Homeland security

- A bill (H.R. 963) that would grant immunity to those reporting acts of terrorism has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee. The bill must now be taken up by the full House of Representatives.

DHS Identifies Method Terrorists Could Use To Attack U.S. Water Supplies

- For months, DHS has warned about possible attacks on utilities' infrastructure. A new bulletin advises local agencies to be aware of a terrorist tactic aimed at contaminating drinking water.

Urban Area Perspective: San Diego

- Associate editor Matthew Harwood interviews Lieutenant Andy Mills.        
 




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