Category: Homeland Security

tick, tock

The infiltration of gangs into the U.S. military is not only a growing concern in El Paso but is also considered a potential threat to national security and law enforcement. Weapon thefts, homicides and even the appearance of U.S. street-gang…

Another Fine DHS Mess

Fans of Heartbreak Ridge will recall the pop-culture story of communications interoperability problems the military faced (in the middle of a battle you don’t want to be calling collect for fire support). After-action reports from 9/11 reminded us of the…

What Year is This?

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills here . . . The Homeland Security Department finally named an assistant secretary for cybersecurity last year, and the Senate ratified the first international treaty on cybercrime. The Computer Security Industry Alliance had…

Main St. Fallujah

This story from LGF and this bit by Lind seems to suggest that maybe Fallujah in your home town might not be that far off. I suggested as much in both written and verbal formats, though like Lind I was…

Grateful for the Unserious

I’m grateful for – among other things – the fact that I can spend five days off-line and not get the shakes; to know that life goes on and pleasantly so even if the EMP device goes off is awfully…