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    The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Islamic Terrorists & American Extremists

    The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Islamic Terrorists & American Extremists
    *Islamic Terrorists and American Extremists May Share More than Just Ideology!* The attacks of September 11th, 2001, have forced us to expose the threat of Islamic terrorists throughout the world and within the borders of the United States. But is our search overlooking an interesting, but deadly, coalition? We all understand the ideology that links many radical groups, across the world, ...
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    Understanding Terrorism in the 21st Century

    Understanding Terrorism in the 21st Century
    In post-911 American society, "terrorism" has become an everyday term used to describe everything from gorilla style warfare against U.S. troops overseas to the mass murder of civilians in the name of foreign ideological and political agendas. Due to the current political context of the United States in the world regarding the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, many citizens of the ...
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    Whose Pond Is It Anyway?

    The common phrase used in our mission for protecting our homeland is, "The tragic events of September 11th have made us re-think new ways of defending our homeland." This short phrase is one of many statements that are being made by the government or private training and consulting firms time and time again with the end result being no forward progress ...
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    There's a Lot to Know About the ISPS Code

    Throughout the maritime industry, PortGard is known for its slogan: Securing Sheltered Waters. Whether it’s deploying security patrols, consulting on ship-security issues, or performing personnel investigations, PortGard truly lives up to its tag line! And for those that have had an opportunity to work with PortGard, there is a strong appreciation for its "value-added" services which are consistently above and beyond ...
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    The Four Phases of Disaster Reactions

    Studies of disasters have led to a description of four distinct phases that can be anticipated in any reaction to a major stress situation. These are warning, impact, immediate reaction, and delayed response (American Psychiatric Association 1964). Understanding of these four phases will enable police officers to effectively apply those principles and techniques of psychological first aid that we will describe ...
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    Terrorism Mindset

    Tonight when the house is quiet go into your child’s room and watch them sleep. Then picture the following scenario in your mind. It’s another day of the usual. You take your child to school and you are waiting to drop her off. Suddenly, a truckload of armed men (and women) take you and a thousand more adults and students hostage. ...
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    Training Our Cops For Combat

    Training Our Cops For Combat
    If you read the world news headlines it's easy to find articles about terrorist acts being committed in other countries and how the specific country's military responded. This is a common theme all around the world. Terrorist group commits act - country's selected military unit responds. Why is that? Because terrorists commit acts of violence that are, for all intents and ...
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    Whose Pond is it Anyway?

    The common phrase used in our mission for protecting our homeland is, "The tragic events of September 11th have made us re-think new ways of defending our homeland." This short phrase is one of many statements that are being made by the government or private training and consulting firms time and time again with the end result being no forward progress ...
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    The Detection and Prevention of Preparatory Terrorist Acts

    The Detection and Prevention of Preparatory Terrorist Acts
    One of the most important aspects of counterterrorism is the prevention of attacks against U.S. interests. Prevention requires law enforcement and intelligence personnel to have a basic knowledge of terrorist practices and mindsets concerning planning and implementation of attacks. It also requires a basic understanding of how these practices and mindsets differ from the planning and implementation of other types of ...
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    360 Degrees of Counter-Measures against Piracy and Terrorist Threats

    The subject of exposure to acts of terrorism and piracy has once again been occupying minds in the SE Asia region with governments anxious to protect the existing levels of commercial traffic and to secure expansion of tourist and leisure sectors connected with the waterways. Two recent conferences, a symposium in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur at the end of May on ...
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    Maritime Terrorism - A New Kind of Threat - A New Solution

    Maritime Terrorism is on the rise and responsible for billions of dollars worth of economic losses to the commercial shipping industry. In the United States alone there are key international mega ports, over 95,000 miles of shoreline, 290,000 square miles of water, and 70 million recreational boats. (Not including our Commercial Fleets). More than 80% of world trade travels by water ...
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    Not if, But When

    “Not if, but when.” A statement meant as a warning, it is one that even my mother would use to inform me of my impending doom for some scholastic or social infraction. “When, not if, I decide your punishment, you’re going to wish that you had behaved like an angel.” It sent a shiver up my spine then, and the thought ...
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    Not Losing Sight: Terrorism, September 11, 2001 and Where We Are Today

    For those who stay on top of the global threats of our society, you may be still part of the team consistently searching, watching and praying another attack does not hit our homeland let alone another part of the globe. But reality is it looms over the horizon and one must wonder a couple of things: p((. 1. What type of ...
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