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When Darkness Falls in Delhi

- The growth of 24/7 call centers in India puts women at risk. Efforts to protect them have generated results as well as criticism.

Morning Security Brief: Psychiatric Holds, Loose Missiles, Diplomat Tracker, And More.

- Involuntary mental holds on the rise. Trouble with loose anti-aircraft missiles. An old security system is revamped to protect diplomatic personnel. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Drone Race, Afghanistan Exit, Neo-Nazis, and More

- China races to build drones and the largest surveillance network. Why Israel is on terror watch list. Neo-Nazis try to hide in plain sight. And more.

African Nations Top the List of Countries with Human Trafficking Problems

- African countries top the list of nations with human trafficking problems, according to the 2011 Trafficking in Persons report released Monday by the U.S State Department. The Central African Republic, The Republic of Congo, Sudan, and Zimbabwe share the top of the list with North Korea, Iran, and Burma. They do not comply with the minimum standards to combat human trafficking and are not making efforts to do so, says the report.

Morning Security Brief: Pakistan's Consistent Record, Fighting Fraud, and the Future of Libya

- Newly released formerly classified documents show Pakistan's long pre-9-11 history of not helping to find Osama bin Laden. Senators Leahy and Grassley introduce bill to give the Justice Department more money to fight fraud. Libyan opposition lays out plans for transition to democracy.

Feds Using Wiretaps and Undercover Agents to Investigate Companies Bribing Foreign Officials

- The federal government is using investigative techniques reserved for gangs and organized crime to catch U.S. companies from bribing foreign officials.

Morning Security Brief: Japan's Nuclear Plant Problems, WikiLeaks Fallout, Malware, and More

- Progress and remaining concerns at Japan's Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power facility. WikiLeaks fallout continues for U.S. State Department. Web-based malware attacks up 93 percent. DARPA seeks multilingual robot, and more.

The Real Price of Virtual Kidnappings

- Travelers should be wary of scams in which criminals steal a cell phone and then falsely claim to be holding its owner hostage.

Morning Security Brief: Updates on the Middle East

- CNN has a helpful country-by-country overview of the Middle East situation in both chart and text form. The New York Times examines how the conflicts change the power dynamics, perhaps to Iran's benefit. And more.

Colombia Seizes 100-Foot-Long Narco Sub

- The fully submersible vessel could store 8 tons of cocaine and travel to Mexico without surfacing. (Updated with more photos)

Survey Finds Security Directors Fear Latin America Most

- A joint survey conducted by Control Risks and International SOS finds that business leaders believe Latin America is the riskiest region in the world to send their business travelers while terrorism and civil unrest continue to be the greatest travel concern for businesses.

Morning Security Brief: Fighting the Taliban, Spotting Counterfeit Drugs, Private Security in Afghanistan, and More

- The pros and cons of fighting the Taliban with local militia are examined by the Washington Post. A new effort to help consumers in Africa spot counterfeit drugs is being launched. And the Afghan government acknowledges it may need private security a little longer.

Afghanistan

- A far-reaching congressional investigation found that the Pentagon’s supply-chain subcontractors in Afghanistan paid protection money to tribal warlords, and some of those funds likely found their way into the hands of supporters of the insurgency. Get the details of the congressional findings here.
 




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