NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Update on Aborted Navy SEAL Raid, Social Security Fraud, Shutdown's Effects on Cybersecurity, and More

Members of elite Navy SEAL team 6 aborted an operation to capture a terrorist in Somalia because children were nearby; investigation reveals fraud in the Social Security Administration's Disability Program; the U.S. government shutdown is hurting cybersecurity efforts; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Embassy Closures, Criminal Investigations, Train Derailment, and More

Embassies in the Middle East remain closed as the White House cites serious threats against the United States; the Drug Enforcement Agency is using national security intelligence to pursue routine criminal investigations, raising concerns; a derailed train carrying hazardous substances in Louisiana leads to evacuation of about 100 homes, and more.

How Snowden's Revelations Impact Intelligence Collection Efforts

The move towards more constraints and more public oversight of U.S. intelligence gathering procedures sparked by Edward Snowden’s revelations is not in the United States’ best interests if it wishes to avoid intelligence failures, according to a former government intelligence community official who worked at the FBI during the attacks on the U.S. embassies in Africa and on the USS Cole. He spoke on the issue at a panel on terrorism and intelligence.

Director of National Intelligence to Review Intelligence Gathering Prior to Boston Attacks

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) will conduct a broad review of intelligence gathering prior to the Boston Marathon bombings, President Obama told reporters today at a news briefing.

The Administration's Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced 23 executive actions on gun control, including one that would require law enforcement to trace all guns recovered in criminal investigations.

Sovereign Citizens Interfere With Police Traffic Stops in Nevada

Sovereign citizens in Nevada are using mobile phones to summon fellow sovereigns to routine traffic stops to document the situation with video cameras and, according to one retired police chief, intimidate police officers.

Morning Security Brief: Billionaire Security, CPR Disparities, SkyTrain Investigation, and More

How billionaires are securing their homes. Blacks and Hispanics less likely to receive CPR from a stranger, study says. Police are turning monitoring social media for clues to who left an explosive on a set of train tracks in British Columbia. And more.

EMP Weapon Marks 'New Era in Modern Warfare'

A new weapon could change the future of modern warfare.

Morning Security Brief: Possible Chemical or Biological Attack at U.S. Embassy, .Gov Sites Used for Phishing Attacks, and More

Sweden’s white powder scare last week has been classified as “spreading a poison or virus.” .Gov sites being used for phishing scams. Social media leads to a break in the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Violent Crime Increases in the U.S, Swatting, FBI Sting Leads to Arrest of Potential Terrorist, and More

The number of violent crimes in the U.S. rose 18 percent last year, according to government statistics. Police fear a swatting call could eventually turn fatal. The FBI “foils” another terrorist plot it helped orchestrate. And more.
 




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