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I attended Advanced Security training in Israel - this is what I learned…

The war against terror is no longer isolated to a distant land, somewhere in the Middle East. Unfortunately, residents of the United States have, in recent years learned that we are not immune to such horrific scenes. This tragic development places new challenges before and upon those whose job it is to serve and protect

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Dutch Police Arrest 7 in "Major" Terror Plot

Following a months-long investigation, Dutch police have arrested seven men they believe were plotting to carry out a major terrorist attack against "a large event in the Netherlands."

How the Threat of Terrorism has Changed Since 9/11

Now that law enforcement — particularly the FBI — has placed such an emphasis on investigating and thwarting attacks, a complex and costly plan like the one used on 9/11 would come to the attention of some three-letter agency, and the attackers arrested or killed (depending upon where we found them). Consequently, the tactics of the major terrorist organizations have changed.

NYPD Marks 9/11 Anniversary with Twitter Tribute to Fallen First Responders

The NYPD paid tribute to those first responders with a series of Twitter posts—one for each NYPD officer and several others paying tribute to the FDNY and PAPD, as well as for those who died at the Pentagon and in Shanksville (PA) on Flight 93.

New Mexico Couple Accused of Training Children for Mass Attack Targeted Hospital

Prosecutors in Taos County (NM)—citing interviews with the 11 children found to be malnourished and abused at a compound in the New Mexico desert earlier this month—said in court documents that the couple who were arrested had targeted an Atlanta hospital for attack.

Video: 4 New Mexico Compound Suspects Granted Bail, Prosecutors Allege Terror Plot

Siraj Wahhaj is wanted in Georgia and being held for possible extradition. The other four suspects will have a $20,000 signature bond – meaning they'll have to pay that amount if they don't show for their trial – and will have to wear ankle monitors. In addition, they will not be allowed to leave the country, and any visits with children will be supervised.

New Mexico Compound was Training Ground for School Shooters, Documents Show

The documents say Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with semi-automatic rifles at the compound near the Colorado border where 11 hungry children were found in filthy conditions.

ISIS Claims Murders of Belgian Officers

Benjamin Herman, the Belgian national named as the "Liege killer," was a convert to Islam. He had been imprisoned since 2003 and was on a 48-hour leave when the two female police officers were attacked. Police shot him dead not long after.

2 Belgian Officers Killed in Terror Attack

Reports say the man attacked the officers from behind with a knife, then took a service weapon from them and shot them both. He also killed a man sitting in a parked car.

Minnesota Officer to Receive Bravery Award for Ending Stabbing Attack at Mall

Avon officer Jason Falconer shot and killed Dahir Adan in September of 2016. Adan had stabbed 10 people in the mall and advanced on Falconer.