UCLA–Let’s relook at institutional security

On June 1, 2016, a shooter ran through the UCLA campus to gun down a professor and then turned the gun on himself after previously shooting his wife earlier in the day. Local counterterrorism expert, Robert H. Sholly, questions if institutions are giving proper priority to security vulnerabilities.

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B-52s – A Flight in the Right Direction…

The Administration has announced it will send B-52 bombers to Iraq to begin supporting the coalition fight against ISIS. Previously, B-1 bombers were accomplishing this role, but the Air Force thinks B-52s can accomplish the mission as well. However, while they can do...

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They Haven’t Gone Away…

March 22, 2016 The bombings in Brussels today are just another proof that terrorism is still active and well. The fact that we haven’t suffered an event since San Bernardino is absolutely no reason to believe that that we have been forgotten. Our law enforcement...

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Active Knifer Situations?

The news agency Reuters has reported a man stabbed two Canadian soldiers. Neither of the soldiers are critically injured and the man is in custody. Allegedly, the perpetrator said that Allah told him to do the stabbing. So, in addition to Active Shooter Situations, we...

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Shoot, Move, and Communicate

In order to be successful on the battlefield, an army needs to be able to Shoot, Move and Communicate, not necessarily always in that order. If you bring that concept into the civilian world, a successful company needs to be able to do the same. Breaking it down even...

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Not All Terrifying Acts Kill Someone

But preparations for these will assist us in being ready for the more serious events. It is the concept of terrorism being brought to the United States that many people have difficulty envisioning. We have a “New Normal” in our lives and we need to acknowledge that....

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