November 2007 Security News
- Pentagon's Homeland Defense Office Matures, Grows AFPS 30 Nov 2007 -- The fundamental lesson of the past five years is the recognition that the Defense Department has a central role to play in achieving security for the U.S. homeland and in providing assistance to civilian agencies when responding to natural or man-made disasters, the department's point man for homeland defense said.
- British Court Orders Iran's Mujahedeen Be Removed From Terrorist List VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- A British court has ordered the government to remove the Iranian opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen, from its list of terrorist organizations
- Slovak Police Say Seized Radioactive Material Was Uranium VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- Officials in Hungary and neighboring Slovakia say police have detained three suspects who were in possession of material enriched enough to be used to make a so-called "dirty bomb."
- Afghan President Dismisses Bin Laden Message As 'Ridiculous' VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has described as ridiculous a message by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden that calls on European nations to stop supporting the U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 30 November 2007 [PDF]
- Bin Laden Urges Europeans to Stop Helping US in Afghanistan VOA 29 Nov 2007 -- An audio recording purportedly from al-Qaida terrorist network leader Osama bin Laden urges European countries to stop helping the U.S. military with the war in Afghanistan.
- MIDDLE EAST: Anti-bird flu measures in wake of Saudi outbreak IRIN 29 Nov 2007 -- Most countries in the Middle East, especially those bordering Saudi Arabia, have taken measures to prevent bird flu after an outbreak of the disease there in early November.
- Press Conference By Senior United Nations System Influenza Coordinator United Nations 29 Nov 2007
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 29 November 2007 [PDF]
- Improvements in Flu Surveillance Network Goal of Geneva Meeting Washington File 28 Nov 2007 -- Strengthening procedures for sharing samples of potentially pandemic viruses and increasing developing-nation access to the resulting vaccines were the focus of an international meeting hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva November 20-23.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 28 November 2007 [PDF]
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 27 November 2007 [PDF]
- Court Of Military Commissions Review Chief Judge Appointed 26 Nov 2007 -- The Department of Defense today announced that Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and civilian member of the Court of Military Commissions Review will succeed Chief Judge Griffin Bell as the appellate body's senior member.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 26 November 2007 [PDF]
- Thousands of Ducks Killed After Bird Flu Found in South Korea VOA 24 Nov 2007 -- South Korean authorities have destroyed thousands of ducks at four southern farms, after discovering what they call a "low pathogenic" strain of the bird flu virus.
- Suspected al-Qaida Terrorists Face Trial in Nigeria VOA 23 Nov 2007 -- Five Nigerian suspected terrorists, with alleged links to the al-Qaida terrorist network, have been charged with preparing to attack targets in Africa's most populous country
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 23 November 2007 [PDF]
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 21 November 2007 [PDF]
- YEMEN: Top official issues bird flu warning IRIN 20 Nov 2007 -- The General Department for Animal Resources (GDAR) at Yemen's Ministry of Agriculture says it is worried about the potential for an outbreak of bird flu, but has at the same time warned that its resources and capacity are limited.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 20 November 2007 [PDF]
- Backgrounder: Homeland Security Technologies cfr.org 19 Nov 2007
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 19 November 2007 [PDF]
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 16 November 2007 [PDF]
- Backgrounder: Profile: Al-Qaeda in Iraq (a.k.a. al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia) cfr.org 15 Nov 2007
- BANGLADESH: Return of the bird flu threat IRIN 15 Nov 2007 -- Avian flu has re-emerged in Bangladesh after four months, with five reported new outbreaks in poultry farms across the country since October.
- British Court Agrees to Extradite Radical Cleric to US VOA 15 Nov 2007 -- A British court has ruled that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 15 November 2007 [PDF]
- Coast Guard Patrols Guantanamo Bay's Windward Pass to Protect U.S. Shores AFPS 14 Nov 2007 -- Three weeks out of every four, Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Figueroa studies the North Atlantic waters from an HU-25 "Falcon" aircraft, looking for illegal fishing ships and vessels in trouble.
- UK announces huge increase in security precautions IRNA 14 Nov 2007 -- Prime Minister Gordon Brown Wednesday announced plans to widely extend security precautions to protect Britain's railway stations, shopping centres and sporting venues as well as airports against terrorist attacks.
- British Leader Unveils New Anti-Terror Measures VOA 14 Nov 2007 -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown unveiled measures in parliament designed to increase security in public places
- US Justice Department Reopens Probe of Domestic Spying Program VOA 14 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. Justice Department is reopening an investigation into the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program, marking a major reversal in policy under new Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
- Britain Announces New Bird Flu Cull VOA 14 Nov 2007 -- British authorities battling the spread of bird flu virus say they are destroying poultry at four more sites in eastern England as a precautionary effort to deal with the outbreak.
- Mukasey Sworn in as US Attorney General VOA 14 Nov 2007 -- President Bush says America's new top law enforcement official will bring clear purpose and resolve to the Justice Department
- President Bush Attends Ceremonial Swearing-In of Judge Michael Mukasey The White House 14 Nov 2007
- Raytheon Awarded Contract with U.K. Home Office for e-Borders Project Raytheon 14 Nov 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has signed a contract with the U.K. Home Office to develop and implement the nation's 'e-Borders' project, an advanced border control and security program.
- Police Say Philippine Bombing May Have Been Triggered by Cell Phone VOA 14 Nov 2007 -- Philippine police suspect a bomb at the House of Representatives that killed a congressman and two other people Tuesday night may have been triggered by a cell phone
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 14 November 2007 [PDF]
- Explosion at Philippine House of Representatives Kills 2, Injures Several VOA 13 Nov 2007 -- A powerful explosion at an entrance to the Philippine House of Representatives has killed at least two people, including a Philippine lawmaker, and injured several others
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 13 November 2007 [PDF]
- Terror detentions longest in UK, says civil rights group IRNA 12 Nov 2007 -- Britain detains terror suspects without charge for far longer than other comparable countries, a study by Liberty civil rights group has found.
- Detainee Transfer Announced 10 Nov 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of fourteen detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Saudi Arabia.
- US Senate Confirms Michael Mukasey as Attorney General VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Bush's nomination of retired federal judge Michael Mukasey to the post of attorney general
- Last-Minute Evidence, Legal Debate Delay Case on Canadian Detainee AFPS 08 Nov 2007 -- The case against a Canadian detainee accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan and supporting al Qaeda took another strange twist today when the judge delayed the proceedings to give the defense team time to review last-minute evidence likely to favor the defendant.
- U.S. Envoy Says Terrorism No Excuse For Repression RFE/RL 08 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. State Department's ambassador-at-large for counterterrorism, Dell Dailey, maintains a precarious balance.
- UK terror prisoners expected to rise tenfold in next decade IRNA 08 Nov 2007 -- The number of terrorist prisoners held in jails in England and Wales is expected to increase tenfold from 131 to more than 1,600 over the next 10 years, according to forecasts made by the Ministry of Justice.
- London police chief brushes aside criticism over de Menezes killing IRNA 08 Nov 2007 -- Britain's most senior police chief Thursday brushed aside further severe criticism of his role in handling the mistaken killing of Brazilian engineer Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell underground station in south London over two years ago.
- Experts: Terrorists Exploit Internet to Recruit, Spread Ideology VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- Experts say that the weapons of terrorism today are not limited to bombs and guns, but include all the components of technology, and in particular, the Worldwide Web
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 08 November 2007 [PDF]
- Scientists Say Bird Flu Spreading in Several Asian, African Countries VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- Nations in Asia and Africa have had much success in stopping the spread of bird flu, but experts meeting in Bangkok this week say the H5N1 virus continues to spread in a number of countries
- Unmanned Air System Project For South Coast Formally Launched BAE Systems 07 Nov 2007 -- Unmanned aircraft could be used for police and coastal patrol work on Britain's south east coast from as soon as 2012, following the launch of new project that sees BAE Systems partnering with a range of government bodies.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 07 November 2007 [PDF]
- Terrorism Poses Primary Threat to Europe, Official Says AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- A possible escalation of terrorism in Europe is perceived as the primary security threat to the continent, a senior U.S. military official said here today.
- 'Black Knights' Aid in California Fires Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2007 -- The "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, based at Naval Air Station North Island, assisted in the California firefighting efforts Oct. 23-29.
- UK accused of exaggerating terrorism threat IRNA 06 Nov 2007 -- The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has criticized the head of Britain's domestic security services for exaggerating the threat the country faces from terrorism and breeding a climate of fear against Muslims.
- US Senate Panel Approves Attorney General Nominee VOA 06 Nov 2007 -- A U.S. Senate panel has voted to send President Bush's nomination of Michael Mukasey as attorney general to the full Senate for a confirmation vote next week
- Britain to Push for Tougher Anti-Terrorist Laws VOA 06 Nov 2007 -- In time-honored British tradition, Queen Elizabeth presided over the state opening of parliament, and unveiled several government proposed pieces of legislation, including new anti-terrorist measures the government hopes to pass in the new lawmaking session
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 06 November 2007 [PDF]
- UK reviewing technology for ID card plans IRNA 05 Nov 2007 -- Prime Minister Gordon Brown was reported Monday to have ordered a review of the technology behind the proposed controversial plans for a national ID card system.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 05 November 2007 [PDF]
- Detainee Transfer Announced 04 Nov 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of eleven detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Eight detainees were transferred to Afghanistan, and three to Jordan
- JTF Head Attorney Sets Record Straight on Detainee Abuse Allegations Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2007 -- In a telephone conversation, Oct. 30, with Dave Davies of National Public Radio's "Fresh Air," Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo Bay's head attorney, Capt. Patrick M. McCarthy addressed allegations of detainee mistreatment and legal injustice at Guantanamo's detention facilities.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 02 November 2007 [PDF]
- Army Withdraws Command Post from California Wildfire Duty AFPS 01 Nov 2007 -- An Army organization that provides support to civil authorities during emergencies is withdrawing its command-and-control detail from southern California, according to a U.S. Army North news release.
- Chancellorsville Supports Fire Victims Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2007 -- Impelled by the plight of 22 of their fellow shipmates who were evacuated during the San Diego fires, more than 100 Sailors from USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) volunteered their time and resources Oct. 22-27 to assist in relief efforts throughout the county.
- Mid-Atlantic Firefighters Lend a Hand During San Diego Fires Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2007 -- When the initial call for firefighters was requested to augment crews battling blazes in Southern California, eight members of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) fire districts answered the call.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 01 November 2007 [PDF]
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