June 2007 Security News
- British Government Raises Threat Level to "Critical" after Attack at Glasgow Airport VOA 30 Jun 2007 -- Two men crashed their burning four-wheel drive vehicle into the terminal building at Glasgow airport in Scotland Saturday.
- Hong Kong Bird Market Closed After Discovery of Avian Flu VOA 30 Jun 2007 -- Hong Kong's government has temporarily closed the city's famous pet bird market after a bird for sale there was found to be carrying the H5N1 avian flu virus
- London Police on Alert After Twin Bomb Plots Foiled VOA 30 Jun 2007 -- London is on alert - police have stepped up patrols and a search is under way for a man seen running from a Mercedes car that contained gas canisters, gasoline, nails and a cell phone that was believed to be the detonating device.
- Analysis: Foiling Terrorists in Our Midst cfr.org 29 Jun 2007 -- British authorities discovered a car bomb Friday morning in London that they say could have caused "significant injury or loss of life."
- US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Guantanamo Detainee Appeal VOA 29 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed itself and agreed to hear the appeals of detainees held at the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
- British Police Find Second Suspicious Vehicle After Bomb Attempt VOA 29 Jun 2007 -- Hours after British police defused a bomb in an abandoned car in London's busy theater district, a second suspicious car has been found in central London
- British Police Defuse 'Explosive Device' In London RFE/RL 29 Jun 2007 -- Police have removed the silver Mercedes -- parked near busy Piccadilly Circus -- which they say contained a "potentially viable explosive device."
- British Police Defuse Bomb Found in Central London VOA 29 Jun 2007 -- British police have defused a bomb found in an abandoned car parked in London's busy theater district
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 29 June 2007
- Texas National Guard Remains on Weather Alert Army News 28 Jun 2007 -- Texas National Guard members and their equipment remain on alert to assist local and state authorities as heavy thunderstorms causing floods all across Texas continue.
- Guardsmen Help Victims as Floods Ravage Texas, Oklahoma AFPS 28 Jun 2007 -- National Guard troops and equipment in Texas and Oklahoma continued to help in flood-ravaged areas of those states today.
- Detainee Affairs Debate Begins with Legal Considerations, Official Says AFPS 28 Jun 2007 -- Movement to resettle the detainees held at Guantanamo Bay could be counter-productive if done without first alleviating doubts about the legal framework under which they're held, a defense official said June 26.
- US Senate Blocks Major Immigration Reform Bill VOA 28 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Senate has again blocked a sweeping immigration reform bill, handing a key defeat to President Bush, who has made the issue a top domestic priority
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 28 June 2007
- Bird Flu Still Seen as Problem Despite Better Controls VOA 27 Jun 2007 -- Health and veterinary experts have singled out Indonesia, Egypt and Nigeria as countries where the risk of bird flu contagion is particularly worrisome
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 27 June 2007
- Russia imposes temporary ban on Czech poultry imports RIA Novosti 26 Jun 2007 -- Russia's food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Tuesday it had imposed temporary restrictions on poultry imports from the Czech Republic, where a bird flu outbreak was registered last week.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 26 June 2007
- Northrop Grumman Announces Team for FBI Next Generation Identification Bid Northrop Grumman 25 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named its team of partner companies for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Next Generation Identification (NGI) competition.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 25 June 2007
- Thwarting Nuclear Terrorism Requires Global Cooperation Washington File 21 Jun 2007 -- The following op-ed article by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State John C. Rood appeared in the June 15, 2007, edition of the Miami Herald.
- Guardsmen Respond to New York Floods, Alaska Fires AFPS 22 Jun 2007 -- National Guard troops are helping to search for people still missing after flash floods deluged the southern Catskill Mountains, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said in a statement today, and Alaska Guardsmen are fighting spreading wildfires in the nation's largest state.
- Spokeswoman Says Administration Not Ready to Shut Guantanamo VOA 22 Jun 2007 -- The Bush administration says it has no immediate plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba despite demands by some members of Congress and human rights groups
- Togo Confirms Country's First Bird Flu Outbreak VOA 22 Jun 2007 -- The first outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in the West African nation of Togo has been confirmed a day after a third outbreak was discovered just across the border in Ghana.
- Terror Suspect Transferred To Guantanamo 22 Jun 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of a dangerous terror suspect to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 22 June 2007
- First H5N1 case confirmed at Czech poultry farm RIA Novosti 21 Jun 2007 -- The state veterinary authority confirmed that turkeys on a farm to the east of the Czech capital had died from the lethal H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, the Czech news agency CTK said Thursday.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 21 June 2007
- Terrorist Psychology Driven by Hate, Not Emotional Instability Washington File 20 Jun 2007 -- Countering the psychological factors that drive people to become terrorists will be a long, complex and difficult challenge, says a leading U.S. expert, who also stressed that it is incorrect to think of terrorists as being mentally or emotionally unstable.
- German Prosecutors Charge Suspect in Train-Bombing Plot VOA 20 Jun 2007 -- German prosecutors say they have brought charges against one of the two main suspects in last year's failed train bombings in Cologne, Germany.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 20 June 2007
- Texas Guard Stands Ready to Assist Flood Relief Efforts AFPS 19 Jun 2007 -- Texas National Guard land and air forces are on standby to assist flood-stricken citizens in northern Texas, a Texas Guard official said today.
- DOD Conducts Hurricane Training Exercise with FEMA, Texas Army News 19 Jun 2007 -- First responders and civil-support-operations personnel from the Department of Defense, Federal Emergency Management Agency and state of Texas trained for a hurricane disaster in Austin during the Texas Hurricane Exercise June 4-7.
- Detainee Transfer Announced 19 Jun 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of six detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Two detainees were transferred to Tunisia and four detainees were transferred to Yemen
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 19 June 2007
- UN official urges all States to sign on to treaty against nuclear terrorism UN News Centre 18 Jun 2007 -- Urging all Member States to become a party to a new international treaty which aims to prevent acts of nuclear terrorism, bring perpetrators to justice and promote cooperation among countries, a senior United Nations official today called for more vigilance and greater cooperation in the fight against the scourge.
- ELTA Systems Receives an Order from a South American Customer for a Drug Interdiction Aircraft Israel Aerospace Industries 18 Jun 2007 -- ELTA Systems Ltd, an IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd) wholly owned subsidiary, has recently received a contract from a South American customer worth USD14 million for a Drug Interdiction Missions Aircraft including as a primary sensor, the AMRES (Airborne Multi-Sensor Reconnaissance System) which has been optimized to meet the customer’s specific operational requirements.
- U.S.: Al-Qaeda Used Afghan Children As Human Shields RFE/RL 18 Jun 2007 -- The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan says seven children were killed overnight by an air strike against a suspected Al-Qaeda safe house near the border with Pakistan
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 18 June 2007
- Pakistan Joins 50 Nations in Efforts To Prevent Nuclear Terror Washington File 15 Jun 2007 -- Pakistan is the most recent nation joining 50 others in a partnership to head off the potential of terrorists exploiting nuclear materials to sow chaos.
- Indonesian Police Arrest Leader of Southeast Asian Terror Network VOA 15 Jun 2007 -- Indonesian police have arrested the head of the Southeast Asia terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) along with its military leader in a major blow to an organization that has been blamed for a series of deadly bombings
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 15 June 2007
- U.S. Allies Urged To Move Decisively Against Terrorism Financing Washington File 14 Jun 2007 -- U.S. allies need to accelerate the use of financial sanctions to address terrorism and weapons proliferation, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says.
- Avian Flu Vaccine Stockpile Being Planned for Developing Nations Washington File 14 Jun 2007 -- Progress is being made in establishing a global stockpile for developing nations of a vaccine to protect against avian influenza, which has caused 190 deaths in 312 human cases identified since 2003.
- Bush Backs Plan To Fund Border Security VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- President Bush - in an effort to revive an immigration reform bill that has stalled in the Senate - has expressed support for a Republican plan that would use fines and fees collected from illegal immigrants in the United States to pay for border security
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 14 June 2007
- Ban Ki-moon welcomes new agreement to defeat nuclear terrorism UN News Centre 13 Jun 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the start of a new international treaty which aims to prevent acts of nuclear terrorism, bring perpetrators to justice and promote cooperation among countries.
- Indonesia Captures Top Muslim Terrorist VOA 13 Jun 2007 -- Indonesian police have arrested one of the country's most-wanted Islamic terrorists, Abu Dujana, the alleged head of the military wing of the Southeast Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 13 June 2007
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 12 June 2007
- US Court Rules Against Military Detention of Terror Suspects VOA 11 Jun 2007 -- A U.S. appeals court has ruled that military authorities cannot detain suspected terrorists indefinitely on U.S. soil.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 11 June 2007
- U.S. Envoy Discusses Use of Chemical Weapons as Terrorist Tactic Washington File 08 Jun 2007 -- Eric Javits says U.S. working with Iraq to join treaty banning weapons
- No evidence UK used for US rendition flights - police report IRNA 09 Jun 2007 -- A police inquiry has said it was unable to find any proof that the UK allowed its airports for US extradition flights despite claims that more than 210 flights chartered by the CIA have landed in the country since 2001.
- Pentagon to Ask Guantanamo Judges to Reconsider Decision to Dismiss Charges VOA 08 Jun 2007 -- Pentagon officials say they intend to ask military commission judges to reconsider their dismissal of charges against two detainees being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba.
- EC calls on EU states to establish truth on CIA renditions IRNA 08 Jun 2007 -- The European Commission, the executive body of EU, urged member stated Friday to cooperate with EC in establishing the truth about CIA renditions in Europe.
- EU Report Cites Romania, Poland As CIA Prison Sites RFE/RL 08 Jun 2007 -- Romania and Poland allowed the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA, to operate secret prisons within their borders where agents interrogated suspected terrorists, according to a report released today by Dick Marty, an investigator for the Council of Europe.
- U.S.: Rights Groups Say 39 Missing From CIA Custody RFE/RL 08 Jun 2007 -- In a new report titled "Off The Record," six human rights groups say they can't account for 39 people who were once held in secret prisons run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which they say raises questions about how closely the United States is complying with international law.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 08 June 2007
- Human Rights Groups Demand Accounting for Missing Detainees VOA 07 Jun 2007 -- Leading human rights groups Thursday called on the U.S. government to account for terrorism suspects they believe were detained by U.S. authorities abroad but whose whereabouts are now unknown
- Italian, British Police Arrest 4 Tunisian Terror Suspects VOA 07 Jun 2007 -- Italian police in Milan have arrested three Tunisians on suspicion they provided financial and logistical support for a North African Islamic militant group linked to al-Qaida
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 07 June 2007
- Accused Terrorist Transferred to Guantanamo Facility AFPS 06 Jun 2007 -- An accused terrorist believed to have helped al Qaeda groups in Africa obtain arms has been transferred to the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- General Dynamics Participates in SPAWAR Charleston's Effort in U.S. Navy's Hurricane Exercise 2007 06 Jun 2007 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), supported the U.S. Navy's May 7-9 Hurricane Exercise 2007 (HURREX 07) by providing the latest in secure wireless communications for SPAWAR Charleston at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base, Groton, Conn., and Newport, R.I.
- Terror Suspect Transferred to Guantanamo 06 Jun 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of a dangerous terror suspect to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Rice Says Worldwide Cooperation Needed in Terrorism Fight Washington File 06 Jun 2007 -- The United States is receiving "very excellent" cooperation from Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay on combating suspected terrorist activity in the region where the three Latin American countries share a common border, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 06 June 2007
- Air Force forecasters gear up for hurricane season AFPN 05 Jun 2007 -- National Hurricane Center officials predict the Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30, to have a 75 percent chance of being an "above average" season.
- Federal, Civilian Agencies Prepare for 'Very Active' Hurricane Season Army News 05 Jun 2007 -- In a scenario in one of the largest hurricane-preparedness exercises in America, "Hurricane Yvettee," with wind gusts up to 130 mph and 9-to-12-foot wave surges, slammed the nation's northeast coast.
- Saudi Arabia Arrests Three With Alleged Al-Qaida Links VOA 05 Jun 2007 -- Officials in Saudi Arabia say authorities have arrested three men with alleged al-Qaida links, including one who officials say was preparing for attacks.
- Guantanamo Dismissals Could Signal Obstacles In Other Cases RFE/RL 05 Jun 2007 -- A U.S. military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has dismissed charges against two terrorist suspects because of legal technicalities in the way the cases were filed.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 05 June 2007
- Judge Dismisses Charges Against Second Guantanamo Detainee AFPS 04 Jun 2007 -- Following suit from events earlier in the day, a military judge tonight dismissed the terrorism charges against Yemeni detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan.
- Charges Dismissed Against Canadian at Guantanamo AFPS 04 Jun 2007 -- In a decision that could affect the future of the military commission system, the judge in the military commission case of accused terrorist Omar Khadr today dismissed all charges against Khadr and adjourned the hearing.
- Ruling Puts Guantanamo Trials in Doubt VOA 04 Jun 2007 -- A U.S. military judge has dismissed charges against a detainee at the Guantanamo detention center, based on a technical issue that could affect all the current and potential charges against detainees
- Guantanamo prisoner sues US firm over rendition flights IRNA 04 Jun 2007 -- A British resident still held by the US is suing an American company for its alleged role in organising flights that took him to Guantanamo Bay, it was reported Monday.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 04 June 2007
- Four Charged With Plotting To Blow Up U.S. Airport RFE/RL 03 May 2007 -- U.S. authorities have charged four people in connection with an alleged Islamic terrorist plot to blow up John F. Kennedy airport in New York.
- FBI Says al-Qaida a Threat on Its Own and as a Model VOA 03 May 2007 -- A top official of the leading U.S. law enforcement agency says al-Qaida's September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States initiated what he calls "a very high tempo of terrorist activity" that continues today
- US Authorities Foil Terror Plot at JFK Airport VOA 02 Jun 2007 -- U.S. officials in New York say they have foiled a plot to explode jet fuel tanks and a pipeline at the city's John F. Kennedy International Airport
- Army Helps Prepare Hurricane States for Heavy Season AFPS 01 Jun 2007 -- The Army is helping out U.S. states and territories that are in the paths of potentially deadly hurricanes by providing equipment to help fill shortages identified by National Guard commanders there, a senior Army official said today.
- Bosnia-Herzegovina: New Book Investigates Presence Of Al-Qaeda RFE/RL 01 Jun 2007 -- Six men -- all foreign-born Muslims -- were arrested in May in the United States, accused of involvement in a terrorist plot to attack soldiers at Fort Dix, a U.S. Army training center in New Jersey
- US Identifies Suicide Victim at Guantanamo Detention Center VOA 01 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. military says a Guantanamo detainee who died in his cell this week, apparently by suicide, was a Saudi military veteran with connections to al-Qaida.
- U.S. Army Prepares for Hurricane Season with Equipment and Planning Army News Release 01 Jun 2007 -- As the United States enters the 2007 Hurricane Season June 1 the Department of the Army and its leadership are working to ensure that all components of the United States Army are fully equipped and trained to support the individual states in the event of a hurricane or crisis
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 01 June 2007
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