[DISPATCH] Trends in Space Threats to National Security


DISPATCH: Trends in Space Threats to National Security

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[DISPATCH] Conflict Trends in the South China Sea

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2009) The guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) maneuvers with the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) destroyer Guangzhou off the coast of North Sulawesi, Indonesia, following an international fleet review that commemorated the 64th anniversary of Indonesian independence.  Fitzgerald is part of Destroyer Squadron 15 and the USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Schoeneberg/Released)


According to Congressional testimony, the United States has vital interests in the protection of Taiwan, international law, security of US allies, freedom of navigation, and an estimated

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DISPATCH: The Scope, Reach, and Future of MS-13


With our national attention absorbed by the War on Terror or the ongoing high drama of the Mexican Drug Cartels, it can be easy to forget about other transnational criminal elements operating around

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DHS Testimony: Ongoing Islamic State Threats


In July, the Department of Homeland Security Committee convened to examine ongoing threats to the US.  What follows is a summary of their testimony and findings, along with our analyst comments. 

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U.S. Critical Infrastructure 2025: A Strategic Risk Assessment

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“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis identified the following trends likely to have a profound effect on critical infrastructure:

  • Convergence of the Cyber and Physical Domains
  • Aerial Threats: NTAT (Non-Traditional Aviation Technology)
  • Evolving Terrorist Threat
  • Facing the Inevitable: The State of U.S. Infrastructure
  • Extreme Weather: A Gloomy Forecast
  • Next Pandemic: Emergence and Outbreak”


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