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DHS Failed to Designate Jan. 6 as a Protected Event in Advance of Attack

DHS Failed to Designate Jan. 6 as a Protected Event in Advance of Attack

The lack of designations is seen as an important link in the chain of security failures that contributed to the Capitol being overrun in a violent insurrection that sought to stop the certification of the Electoral College votes. Other failures include the absence of an intelligence bulletin specifically warning of threats to the Capitol that...

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The FBI, the Law, and the Growing Threat of Trump Terrorism

The FBI, the Law, and the Growing Threat of Trump Terrorism

Jeff Stein at SpyTalk on the release of two Trumpster terror suspects in Washington DC. Had their names been Ahmed and Fatima, with family connections in, say, Lebanon, they almost certainly would have been held for further investigation. But their case, like so many others involving armed white pro-Trump extremists over the past four years,...

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DHS Analysts: Trump Defeat May Trigger Right-Wing Terror 

DHS Analysts: Trump Defeat May Trigger Right-Wing Terror 

An Aug. 17 Department of Homeland Security analysis also warns of possible election-related attacks. “We assess ideologically-motivated violent extremists and other violent actors could quickly mobilize to threaten or engage in violence against election or campaign-related targets in response to perceived partisan and policy-based grievances,” says the document, which was obtained by Yahoo News. While...

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Counterterrorism: A Woman’s Game

Counterterrorism: A Woman’s Game

From The Interpreter, an Australian blog about international politics. two recently published books on counterterrorism, intelligence, and national security fly in the face of the notion that counterterrorism and national security is a man’s game and show that when it comes to gender and counterterrorism, there is much more than meets the eye. The first...

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