Inside this issue: Features U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement by Matthew D. Bartels Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building by Adam Bushey The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles” by Joel D.… Read More
This summer, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report examining the U.S. Refugee Admission Program (USRAP). According to the report, “Increases in the number of USRAP applicants approved for resettlement in the United States from countries where terrorists operate have raised questions about the adequacy of applicant screening.”… Read More
Last week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson released a statement on U.S. southwest border security. Johnson’s statement came after criticism from lawmakers about the increase in illegal immigration at the southwest border. In his statement, Johnson said “I have told our border security and immigration enforcement personnel… Read More
National Security Military failed to conduct background checks on civilians in base housing, putting troops at risk, Military Times Get ready for the new normal: Fighting terror in the US, The Hill Carter: Nuclear Triad ‘Bedrock of Our Security’, Defense News U.S. charges four Chinese, firm with aiding Pyongyang’s nuclear… Read More
National Security Suspect in N.Y., N.J. bombings in custody after shootout; ‘no indication’ of terror cell, The Washington Post Pipe Bombs Found Near Train Station in Elizabeth, N.J., The New York Times Authorities hunt for terrorists who caused Chelsea explosion and planned to detonate second bomb, Daily News F.B.I. Treats… Read More
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez addressed the House and Senate last week on the subject of the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on the security of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). Rodriguez’s written remarks were delivered to the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee… Read More
Assistant administrator for USAID's Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, discussed USAID's efforts in Africa and how USAID and AFRICOM can better work together to achieve common goals...