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Task Force to reunify families releases progress report

On June 2, the Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families released their initial progress report. The task force was established in February through Executive Order 14011 with the mission to to reunite children separated from their families at the United States-Mexico border. E.O. 14011 also directs the Task Force to provide recommendations on […]

Lt. Gen. Martin assumes command of CAC

Lt. Gen. Theodore Martin assumed command of Fort Leavenworth and the Combined Arms Center in a ceremony May 28, 2021 at the Frontier Conference Center. Martin took command from Lt. Gen. James Rainey who had served as commander since Dec. 16, 2019. Rainey’s next assignment is as the Army G3, deputy chief of staff in […]

Simons Center National Security Forum focuses on human trafficking

The inaugural presentation of the Simons Center National Security Forum was conducted May 20, 2021, in a luncheon event at the Des Moines Embassy Club West (520 Market St., West Des Moines, Iowa 50266). In this presentation of the forum, Lt. Col. John J. Nelson, U.S. Army Retired, chief executive officer of Morris, Nelson & […]

‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss the U.S. and Azerbaijan

The latest episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” features host Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy with Colonel Keith Felter and Ambassador Robert Cekuta. The three discuss the relationship between the U.S. and Azerbaijan,  the key location of Azerbaijan, the roles of Iran and Russia, Israel and the local Jewish community, the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute, […]

Joint report on foreign election interference released

On March 16, the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) released a report on the key findings and recommendations regarding foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. election. This report provides a declassified overview of a classified joint report from the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security. Pursuant to Executive Order 13848, the […]

‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S. and Libya

“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” released a new episode on April 9. In this episode, Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy sits down with General (Ret.) Thomas Waldhauser and Ambassador (Ret.) Peter Bodde to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and the Government of National Accord, the interim government for Libya. McCarthy and her guests […]

Unclassified domestic violent extremism assessment released

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an unclassified summary of the joint comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism (DVE) on March 17. According to the unclassified summary, the Intelligence Community “assesses that domestic violent extremists who are motivated […]

FEMA, HHS to address unaccompanied children at border

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Saturday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has joined a 90-day interagency effort to address the situation at the U.S. southwest border, where unaccompanied migrant children continue to arrive in record numbers. According to DHS, “Since April 2020, the number of encounters at the border has been […]

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