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Beware the Lone Wolf

Beware the Lone Wolf

Lone wolves operate on the fringes of extremist movements, with such loose associations being encouraged by terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and that makes them harder to detect.

October 17, 2013

Unarmed Victim Zones

Unarmed Victim Zones

Like civilians trapped in a store, bank, or restaurant when a gunman barges in and starts shooting, the Fort Hood soldiers were left with their bare hands as their only weapons.

December 14, 2009

TREXPO East 2009: Hard Lessons

TREXPO East 2009: Hard Lessons

TREXPO East 2009 offered three days of classes covering topics ranging from knife defense to European tactical medicine techniques. Some of the best classes during this year's TREXPO East conference focused on terrorism and its effects on front line officers.

October 30, 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

TREXPO East 2007: History Lessons

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

Car Bombings

Car Bombings

There is one weapon of mass destruction that we are certain the terrorists possess and have the know-how to use. They use it every day in Iraq. They've used it frequently in Afghanistan. This weapon is the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), commonly known as the "car bomb."

September 1, 2007

TREXPO West 2007: Double Duty

TREXPO West 2007: Double Duty

All you have to do is listen to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman for a few minutes, and you will quickly realize the great love that he has for America and for the men and women who secure the liberty of Americans.

May 1, 2007

Eyes Wide Shut

Many Americans have failed to learn the real message of that day. We were not attacked by a small band of zealots with box cutters but an ideology that still thrives in the world and must be defeated before there can be peace.

June 1, 2006

Slicing the Pie

Slicing the Pie

The first phase of the Iraq War alone cost $79 billion and more than $100 billion may be spent on the reconstruction of Iraq. Back at home, American cities received only a relative pittance to fund their new homeland security duties, despite being deemed the front lines of response to terrorist attacks.

November 1, 2004

Seeing Soft Spots

Seeing Soft Spots

It’s important for you to be able to analyze vulnerabilities in your community, prioritize potential targets, and plan for a response. In other words, to protect your jurisdiction from dedicated and motivated fanatics, you need to look at it through their eyes.

September 1, 2004

Anxiety Attack

Anxiety Attack

As terrorists continue to expand their knowledge base, their capability to unleash weapons of mass destruction on the American public moves from the realm of fictional thrillers to all-too-real concerns for public safety.

September 1, 2004

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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