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Long Island Jihadist Made His Own Way to Al Qaeda in Pakistan

- The discovery that a self-radicalized man from Long Island, New York, traveled to Pakistan to fight with al Qaeda has raised concerns among counterterrorism officials that other self-radicalized militants could follow a similar path, reports the Los Angeles Times.

U.S. To Be Ranked in Future Slave Trade Reports

- The State Department will rank the United States in the same way as it currently rates foreign countries in future reports on human trafficking, according to CNSNews.com.

Overseas Business Security

- Terrorism, piracy, corruption, and drug-fueled violence were the top overseas security threats to America’s private sector in 2008, according to the State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council.

E-Voting

- U.S. citizens casting electronic absentee ballots while out of the country face unresolved security risks, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

- Jane Mayer's examination into the dark corners of the War on Terrorism.

Former Israeli Minister Says Government Must Take Fight to Organized Crime

- There's another war on terrorism going on inside Israel, argues one of the country's former deputy defense ministers, but this battle is between law enforcement and organized crime.

U.S. Waives Travel Visas for Seven More Countries

- Citizens of 34 foreign countries may now visit the United States for three months without a visa; while the travel and hospitality industries are thrilled, one U.S. senator calls the waiver program a national Achilles' heel.

U.S. Embassy in London May Move to the Suburbs

- The U.S. Embassy in London may move from its current, storied location for a more secure location in a suburb near the River Thames.

WMD Proliferation

- Anti-proliferation efforts are starting to focus on the financial networks that enable rogue states and terrorist groups to acquire weapons of mass destruction. Get the original report from the Financial Action Task Force.

Resource War

- Surging oil prices have not led to peace and stability in Nigeria; it has made the conflict worse, according to a paper from the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Royal Dutch Shell Offshore Oil Facility Attacked

- Nigerian militants say the incident shows no oil installation is safe from their attacks.

Poor Pandemic Advice for European Companies

- A British expert says EU governments need to improve the quality of the information given to corporations preparing for a flu pandemic.

Slave Trade Still With Us

- U.S. government report says trafficking in people is a widespread, profitable and low-risk crime.
 




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