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McConnell Recants

- Stronger surveillance law not used to spy on German jihadists.

Terrorism

- A bill (H.R. 1) that will implement the remaining recommendations of the 9/11 Commission has been passed by Congress and was expected to be signed into law by the President at press time.  

National Response Plan Lacks Substance Say Critics

- The Washington Post reports on a September 11 congressional hearing in which state and local emergency responders raise fears that problems with disaster response that became evident during Hurricane Katrina are not fixed by the new National Response Framework from the Bush Administration.

Now We’re Talking

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In Memoriam

- Today marks the sixth anniversary of September, 11, 2001. On that crystal clear morning, 2,998 people perished due to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a downed plane on a stretch of land in Pennsylvania. Five of the victims were members of ASIS International. Each died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Osama Bin Trotsky?

- Is Osama Bin Laden reading Marx and Chomsky?

Six Years After, America Better Protected

- Two experts say that homeland security and intelligence efforts are more integrated and robust since that fateful September morning in 2001.

Court Strikes Down Patriot Act Provision

- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has declared a provision of the USA PATRIOT Act unconstitutional.

Report : TSA Lax on Cargo Security

- A report by the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Inspector General contends that the agency's policies are making it easier to place explosives or other dangerous items in cargo carried aboard passenger aircraft.

Al Qaeda's Resurgence Assessed

- The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock reports on al Qaeda’s resurgence.

$42 Million Data Mining System Scrapped

- A $42 million Department of Homeland Security data mining system has been discontinued due to an inability to meet privacy standards.

Dog Use Dogged by Questions

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Not Just Fun and Games

- Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Southern California's Gamepipe Laboratory team up to produce a video game that trains people to deal with terrorist attacks and disasters.
 




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