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When Faith and Work Clash

- In a work force of increasing religious diversity, managers must understand what the law says about individual rights and religious expression on the job.

China's Weapons Buildup

- China’s nuclear weapons stockpile is expected to grow over the next decade.

Pentagon Pulls Controversial Database Site

- "The Pentagon said Tuesday that it will shut down an antiterror database that has been criticized for improperly storing information on peace activists and others whose actions posed no threat," says an Associated Press report on MSNBC.

Courthouse Security

- A bill (H.R. 660) that would increase courthouse security has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. It will now proceed to the full committee for a vote. The bill was introduced by Sen. John Conyers (D-MI), who chairs the Judiciary Committee.

First In: An Insider’s Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan

- First In is one of those uncommon cases. In it, author Gary C. Schroen offers a fascinating firsthand account of the logistical and operational planning behind the CIA’s implementation of the war on terror in Afghanistan.

Canada's Air and Sea Vulnerability

- Efforts to shore up Canada's porous borders.

Afghanistan's Opium Addiction

- Afghanistan's booming opium trade.

Numbers

- 23 Number of states that provide information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System on persons disqualified from possessing firearms under federal law for mental health reasons.

Numbers

- 30 The number of terrorist plots actively under investigation by the British Security Service (BSS). These plots, according to the BSS, involve 1,600 individuals and at least 200 terrorist networks.

Reforming the Reserves

- Assessing National Guard readiness.

CCTV Ordinances On the Rise

- CCTV ordinances cause concern.

National Guard

- Two bills (S. 430 and H.R. 718) introduced by Sen. Christopher Bond (R-MO) and Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) would require the military to identify gaps between federal and state capabilities to respond to emergencies that have been created by the deployment of National Guard troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill would also make the Chief of the National Guard Bureau a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

REAL ID

- The Senate Judiciary Committee recently held a hearing to examine the privacy and civil liberties concerns surrounding the driver's license requirements mandated under the REAL ID Act. Witnesses also evaluated two new bills - S. 717 and H.R. 1117 - that would repeal REAL ID and require a new set of standards for driver's licenses. You can read the full testimony here.
 




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