The nations of the European Union and the United States are justifiably concerned about Islamic extremism. At the heart of this dilemma is what has been called a clash of civilizations.
By Leischen Stelter
Police are expected to help fight terrorism, but what should they be looking for? A 20-year FBI counterterrorism agent – who has interviewed over 500 Jihadists – shares information about books and magazines that are popular with radical extremists. Take note of these 10 warning signs that can help officers assess a person’s level of radicalization.
A detailed report on an influx of lone wolf attacks, which are not planned or coordinated by any established terror groups.
By Erik Kleinsmith
The attack in San Bernardino, California highlights the role of female terrorists. The presence of women in a terror group is neither a new phenomenon nor limited to any one type of group or role. Female terrorists should NOT be considered an anomaly and they are, in fact, quite common as are some of the particular trends and patterns that can be associated with their presence. Here are tips for the intelligence analyst and police investigator to help them understand the unique aspects of female terrorists and assist with their predictions of future actions of a terror group.
The San Bernardino attack won’t be the last in a wave of terror in America. It also will not be the only time we will see female terrorists taking an active role.
The California terrorism shooting reinforces the mentality we should all have: If you see something, say something.
At the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police annual gathering of police chiefs from around the state, police commissioner of New York City William Bratton provided his perspective on the current state of policing in the country. “The last 18 months has been a time of extraordinary challenges and opportunities for the profession,” said Bratton. “We have a new world of issues that we need to deal with, but there’s an old world of issues that are resurfacing.”
Learn more about the NYPD’s focus on five strategic areas, referred to as the “5 Ts”, which will guide the agency in its continued fight against crime, while at the same time bridging the gap between police and minority communities.
On July 16, a lone gunman opened fire on a military recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ultimately killing four Marines, one sailor, and injuring two more people. In the wake of this attack, there has been considerable public discussion about granting servicemembers the use of concealed weapons on military installations. But before enacting such a policy, considerations must be made about how law enforcement responds to active shooter scenarios to reduce the likelihood of “blue-on-blue” incidents. Here are suggestions for how police and military members can be trained to respond to an active shooter situation.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security
Ankara has called for an emergency session with NATO membership under the treaty’s Article 4, fearing territorial integrity, political independence and security threats.