Author: HSDL Staff

Draft National Planning Scenarios

The website Cryptome currently houses the draft version of the National Planning Scenarios. These documents may be considered “for official use only.” Developed under the leadership of the Homeland Security Council, the 15 National Planning Scenarios provide parameters regarding the nature, scale, and complexity of incidents of national significance which...

Protecting the homeland is a “risky” business

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff gave a speech at the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute on 16 March 2005. In his speech, Chertoff called for adopting a risk-based approach in both DHS operations and philosophy. He spoke of a homeland security strategy that manages risk...

A review of the legal record against terror

The Center on Law and Security at New York University’s School of Law has recently published a review of the legal record against terror. This statistical analysis of current trends in the courts identifies the cases against terrorists since 9/11, and comprehensively outlines the charges, convictions, plea bargains, and sentencing...

Scientists say kimchi may cure bird flu

Scientists have discovered that the Korean dish kimchi may cure the “bird flu.” The “bird flu” is the common term for Avian Influenza A/(H5N1), a virus that is currently affecting poultry populations in Asia and has killed at least 47 people in South East Asia since December 2003. The World...