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Sanctuary Cities and Immigration Detainers: A Primer

Lazaro Zamora / Blog April 25, 2017

The murder of Kathryn Steinle by an unauthorized immigrant released from custody in San Francisco has reignited the issue of “sanctuary” cities.

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Apple vs. FBI is a sign of a dangerous divide

National Security / News February 24, 2016

This case highlights how Washington needs the private sector in the fight against terrorism and how the private sector still has to work through questions about the effect to its business when helping the government.

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Community Strategies Key to Countering Violent Extremism

Jessica Michek / Blog July 29, 2015

The severity of the threat is clear: influxes of foreign fighters are joining the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and may return as a threat to the homeland.

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Developing Community-Based Strategies to Prevent Targeted Violence and Mass Casualty Attacks

National Security / July 22, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Participants will include law enforcement and security officials, as well as mental health professionals, educators, and representatives from faith-based organizations.

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Cybersecurity and the North American Electric Grid: New Policy Approaches to Address an Evolving Threat

Michael Hayden, Curt Hébert, Susan Tierney / Research February 28, 2014

A large-scale cyber attack or combined cyber and physical attack could potentially lead to even larger costs, triggering sustained power outages over large portions of the electric grid.

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FBI, DEA thwart terror plot in U.S. involving Iran, officials say

National Security / News October 11, 2011

Tom Kean, former chairman of the 9/11 Commission said the alleged plot “surprises me.” Speaking to CNN’s Erin Burnett, Kean said the plot is “pretty close to an act of war. You don’t go in somebody’s capital to blow somebody…

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Terror Intelligence Lacking 10 Years After 9/11, Chairmen Say

National Security / News March 30, 2011

U.S. intelligence agencies still haven’t completed their transformation into an effective counterterrorism operation almost 10 years after the Sept. 11 strikes, the co-chairmen of a commission that investigated the attacks said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is struggling to balance…

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