Archives: June, 2006

Doug Bedell — June 13, 2006, 10:25 pm

Terrorism a Long-Term Threat

The spreading menace of jihadist terrorism is indicated in a typology advanced by Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (STRATFOR) and dubbed “Al Qaeda 4.0”. STRATFOR is a 10-year-old private intelligence gathering firm based in Austin, Texas. The June 7 analysis by STRATFOR’s Fred Burton indicates that jihadists are taking root globally, even in as unlikely a setting […]

Doug Bedell — June 7, 2006, 7:50 am

Governors Sharpen Security Focus

A move by the National Governors Association (NGA) to create a Homeland Security Advisors Council (HSAC) should help focus homeland security planning at the state and federal levels and is a welcome development. The new council is composed of the 50 state homeland security advisors, all of whom are relatively new on the scene. […]