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Featured article: Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge by Wendell Chris King The United States faces a complex and scary national security environment. We are confronted with numerous threats to peace and security from both inside and outside our borders: North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, Chinese aggression in Asia, Russian cyber activity, continued […]

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Featured article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles” by Joel D. Funk What are the relationships between the migration of refugees and conflict? The conventional logic presumes that demographic factors and how they interact with resources are potential causes of conflict. To survive, […]

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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.” To address this concern, GAO reviewed […]

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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 that we must keep pace […]

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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 program, The Washington Post U.S. […]

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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 Minnesota Mall Stabbing Attack as […]

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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 on Immigration and Border Security […]

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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…

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