Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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Attacks on Paris: Lessons Learned

On November 13, 2015, a total of nine attackers caused havoc in Paris. After President Francois Hollande had declared a state of emergency, 130 people had been killed, and 368 wounded. It was the deadliest attack on French soil since World War II. What lessons have we learned since then?...

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Republican and Democratic National Conventions 2016: The Next Terrorist Targets?

First Orlando, then Dallas, now Baton Rouge, what’s next, Cleveland or Philadelphia? Attacks On The Homefront are trending as of late especially ones against local law enforcement. With the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) kicking off this week, the city of Cleveland is taking extra security measures outlined in the...

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U.S. Counterterrorism Strikes: Combatants and Civilians by the Numbers

In accordance with the President’s Executive Order and agenda of increasing transparency with regards to the use of lethal force against terrorists, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has published the Summary of Information Regarding U.S. Counterterrorism Strikes Outside Areas of Active Hostilities. Current areas of active hostilities include Afghanistan,...

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

The State Department released their yearly Trafficking In Persons Report (TIP Report) for 2016. Secretary of State John Kerry asks, “We should be asking ourselves-what if that victim of trafficking was my daughter, son, sister, or brother? This year’s TIP Report asks such questions, because ending modern slavery isn’t just a...

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Preventing Violent Extremism with Community Policing

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) along with the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS) released a step-by-step guide to using community policing practices and outreach to prevent violent extremism. The guide, titled “Promising Practices for Using Community Policing to Prevent Violent Extremism: How to Create and Implement...

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So, Brexit is Happening. What’s Next?

On the heels of the ‘Brexit’ referendum, world markets plunged, Britain’s credit rating dropped, the EU told the UK to ‘get on with it’, David Cameron decided he wanted nothing to do with it, and apparently so did Gibraltar. And that is just the beginning. Scotland appears as though it...