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April 21, 2009

POP: Policy Oriented Potpurri

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on April 21, 2009

At a Phoenix Senate hearing Chairman Lieberman declares Mexican cartels number one criminal threat to US and adds “this is literally a war.”

Northern Border threats were highlighted in Secretary Napolitano’s Monday interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, suggesting that Canada is the primary portal for terrorists entering the US.

Pakistan says, “no sweat” to handling Swat, while US pushes for SWAT team tactics (Yesterday in its lead story the Washington Post provides a good overview)

“Taleban militants operating in Pakistan’s Swat region who agreed a peace deal with the government have expanded operations into nearby Buner. Dozens of militants have been streaming into bordering Buner to take over mosques and government offices,” according to a new report from the BBC.

Fourteen years after the Murrah Federal Building was bombed, Oklahomans are not worried about another terrorist attack.

DHS is accused of inappropriate profiling by all sides,  according to the Washington Post and Boston Herald.

Napolitano is sued over I&A assessment by radio host Michael Savage and the Thomas More Center.

Schriro talks with Selyukh about moving from state detentions to federal immigration role. 

Vortex 2: Efforts underway to better predict the twists and turns of tornadoes

Hurry, homeland hiring hackers

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1 Comment »

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 21, 2009 @ 7:38 am

I understand the Murrah Building replacement is much larger and has many built in security safeguards. GSA has been trying to improve security and resiliency in the Federal Buildings Service ops and contracts since 9/11. A little noticed but successful effort. I believe the two largest concentrations of federal employees are still the Pentagon and 26 Federal Plaza in NYC.

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