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White House Wants 3 New Categories for Detainees

- Ever since enemy combatants in the "war on terrorism" were detained at Guantanamo prison, a debate has raged between those who believe Guantanamo prison and the legal limbo it represents is a necessary evil in this new age of spectacular terrorism and those who believe it is an erosion of our Constitution and the due process rights it affords.

Private Contractors from Iraq Suffering PTSD and Other Problems.

- It's no secret the U.S. military in Iraq relies on a vast army of private contractors - about 126,000 - to help bolster U.S. troops occupying and stabilizing Iraq. But unlike soldiers returning from Iraq suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who can rely on government care, private contractors who return must face their demons alone, relying on the private healthcare system reports the New York Times.

Does the U.S. Need a Unified Security Budget?

- Does the U.S. Need a Unified Security Budget? On Boston Globe's op-ed page yesterday, two security experts - Lawrence Korb from the Center for American Progress and former assistant secretary of defense and Miriam Pemberton of Foreign Policy in Focus - argued the United States needs a unified security budget.

Counterterrorism

- Terrorism incidents and fatalities, as reported from the State Department for 2006, have risen dramatically worldwide from 2005. Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan are among those driving the trend.

Cooperation Southern Style

- Find out how the state of Georgia and the private sector are learning to mesh their efforts in responding to a disaster.

UK: Two More Arrested in London and Glasgow Terrorist Plots

- Two more suspects have been arrested for the failed attacks on London's nightclub district on Friday night and Saturday's failed attack at Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, reports the BBC and the New York Times. This brings the total arrested to seven.

Sources: UK airport, car bomb suspects are same

- Authorities suspect the two men who drove an explosives-laden car into Glasgow's airport on Saturday are related.

Disaster Response and Recovery

- A good overview for anyone interested in learning about the growing field of emergency management and the twin concepts of disaster response and recovery.

Jihad and International Security

- A primer for those less familiar with the concept and its implications for security.

Open Target: Where America is Vulnerable to Attack

- The former Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security presents a gripping account of how the agency’s leaders are failing to deal with the threat of terrorism.

A State Perspective - Virginia

- A talk with Michael M. Cline, Virginia's top homeland security official.

Q: What's Your Major? A: Homeland Security

- Homeland security as a course of study.

Disaster Management Done Right

- A disaster plan helped two NASA facilities prepare for the worst of Hurricane Katrina and provide support to communities in need.
 




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