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Panel Tells TREXPO Audience that What Happens on the Border Affects Entire Country
Global Terror, Local Targets

Global Terror, Local Targets

The following is a quick look at where and how some of the leading experts on terrorism believe our enemies may strike. It's in no particular order because each scenario is a nightmare, and how do you rate a nightmare?

September 30, 2010

Standardizing SWAT

Standardizing SWAT

Last year—40 years after the creation of SWAT teams—the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) established the first-ever national SWAT standards. That's something that many SWAT practitioners and observers consider long overdue.

March 1, 2009

The State of American Law Enforcement - Stopping the Next 9/11

The State of American Law Enforcement - Stopping the Next 9/11

Experts say you deserve praise for being willing to withstand ridicule and even let bad guys win in court to prevent attacks. "If you ask me what law enforcement has done best since 9/11 is that they are stopping these plots in the beginning stages before they go operational," says E.J. Kimball, managing director of terrorism expert Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism.

September 1, 2008

Have We Forgotten the Lessons of 9/11?

Baaah! Baaah! That's the sound of me once again becoming a sheep. I thought I had shed my wool back around 7:30 a.m. PST on Sept. 11, 2001, when I watched a second airliner slam into the World Trade Center.

October 1, 2007

Responding to School Sieges

Someday in the near future, an American community—probably far from an urban center—will find that one of its schools has been taken over by Muslim terrorists who are holding the students hostage. The time for American law enforcement officers to think about this possibility and train how to respond to it is now.

September 1, 2006

TREXPO West 2006: War Stories

It would have been difficult to find two TREXPO West keynote speakers who complemented each other in their message better than Kelly McCann and Col. Danny McKnight.

May 1, 2006

TREXPO East 2005: Words of Wisdom and Warning

This year's TREXPO East, held Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 in Chantilly, Va., was an unusual kind of law enforcement trade show. It actually had star power. It had Sgt. Major Billy Waugh of the U.S. Army Special Forces.

October 1, 2005

TREXPO East 2005: A Training Buffet

Conference attendance was up significantly at this year’s TREXPO East, held Aug. 29 through Aug. 31 in Chantilly, Va. And with good reason. The conference program offered an excellent balance of hands-on defensive tactics training, anti-terrorism classes, and patrol and SWAT tactics courses.

October 1, 2005

Poisoning the Well

Quick. Short of a nuclear detonation, think of the worst possible terrorist attack that you can imagine.

September 1, 2005

Falling Down on the Job

Falling Down on the Job

Using training including how to fall properly without injury, a French special ops unit successfully completed a dynamic hostage rescue.

February 1, 2003

Defense Dollars

Defense Dollars

Most cities and counties have increased police and fire funding since 9-11, but in many cases, budget bumps can barely meet newly established needs.

October 1, 2002

One Man, One Bomb

One Man, One Bomb

"The threat of suicide bombers in the U.S. is not an 'if' but a 'when,'" read a recent alert to law enforcement that was sent by the California Department of Justice.

September 1, 2002

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