Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

ICT’s International Conference on Counter-Terrorism

The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism will open their 16th International Conference: World Summit on Counter-Terrorism on the evening of September 11th, 2016 with a ceremony to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The conference, being held in Herzliya, Israel, will continue through the 15th with the overall theme of “Unpuzzling Terrorism,”...

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You Sunk My Battleship!

Which military bases are at risk of flooding? The Union of Concerned Scientists have compiled a collection of 18 fact sheets, each concerning the 18 military installations that are at the most risk of losing valuable land. From rising seas to storm surge, hurricanes and climate change are exposing infrastructure, training...

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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?...

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 City...

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...