A Filipino Muslim vigilante prays at a mosque in Talipao village a few kilometres away from the suspected hideout of the Islamic fundamentalist Abu Sayyaf rebels in Jolo island in southern Philippines April 28. More than 1000 soldiers are chasing the Abu Sayyaf islamic rebels who claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of 21 hostages including 10 foreign tourists from a Malaysian dive resort last weekend. The hostages are believed to be taken to an interior part of Jolo island, up in rugged hilly territory.REUTERS/ ERIK DE CASTRO

The Philippines: Defeating Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)

By Ronel Manalo Despite being the focus of counterinsurgency for four decades, Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) continues to pose severe

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French police secure the area as the investigation continues at the scene near the heavy truck that ran into a crowd at high speed killing scores who were celebrating the Bastille Day July 14 national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The Threat Of Terrorist Vehicular Ramming: Attacks And Prevention Measures

By Dr. Joshua Sinai Firearms, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and knives have long been the weapons of choice for terrorists,

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National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to Washington to provide support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht) CC BY 2.0 The National Guard

Storming Government Buildings: The Cybersecurity Implications

By David Gewirtz January 6, 2021. Another day that shall live in infamy. I’m talking, of course, about the day

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New Orleans, Louisiana, January 8, 1973. A sharpshooting, police counter sniper is on the upper level of a building across from the hotel. He is on the lookout for signs of what might be a second sniper. This other building, with the police counter sniper, overlooked the Howard Johnson’s hotel. The Marine Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight is seen to the left of the hotel. Photo courtesy of The New Orleans Times – Picayune, The New Orleans Advocate

Counter Sniper Response to the Terrifying Nature of Sniper and Active Shooter Ambushes: New Orleans and the Chinook

By Jim Weiss and Mickey Davis Home hardcore, bad-guy active shooters and snipers are self-trained. They have planned, prepared, and

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The USS Cole (DDG 67) is towed away from the port city of Aden, Yemen, into open sea by the Military Sealift Command ocean-going tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168) on Oct. 29, 2000. TDoD photo by Sgt. Don L. Maes, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)

A Reliable Security Process: The CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology

By Luke Bencie, Charlie Froese, & Elizabeth Kemker On the morning of October 12, 2000, in the harbor of Aden,

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