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President of Special Forces Association “Bull” Simons chapter visits Simons Center



President of Special Forces Association “Bull” Simons chapter visits Simons Center
Mr. Terry Buckler, President of Chapter 29 of the U.S. Army Special Forces Association, visited the Simons Center on June 6. Chapter 29 is the Colonel Arthur D. “Bull” Simons Memorial Chapter of the Special Forces Association, and serves the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Colonel Arthur “Bull” Simons led… Read More

Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response



Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response
Featured article: A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response by John B. Foley In 2001, senior U.S. policymakers converged to participate in the still famous Dark Winter exercise. The exercise contemplated a covert, bioterrorist attack against the U.S. The scenario began with simultaneous attacks, involving smallpox, on shopping malls in… Read More

Greater interagency cooperation needed to thwart transnational organized crime



Greater interagency cooperation needed to thwart transnational organized crime
RAND Corporation recently published a report on countering the expansion of transnational criminal networks (TCNs) involved in trafficking drugs, persons, weapons, and other illicit goods. These networks pose a serious threat to U.S. national security and security interests in the Western Hemisphere, especially those that with ties to terrorist groups.… Read More

Report examines security of Central America’s Northern Triangle



Report examines security of Central America’s Northern Triangle
In May the Atlantic Council published a report that focuses on Central America’s Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – and how trafficking, violence, and economic troubles in the area effect U.S. national security, primarily along the U.S. southern border. According to the report, U.S. assistance to the… Read More