September 11th, 2011

latimes:

The Tribute in Light shines above the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center, left, Saturday night in New York.

View more Sept. 11 memorial photos on Framework.

Photo credit: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Reblogged from Los Angeles Times
September 10th, 2011
From CIR’s homeland security reporter G.W. Schulz. See more of his reporting on our website America’s War Within.
ageofperil:

This amazing graphics package from the folks at Wired’s Danger Room blog goes a long way in illustrating the last 10 years of the war on terror. Data supporting the graphics are available for download so you can do your own analysis.

From CIR’s homeland security reporter G.W. Schulz. See more of his reporting on our website America’s War Within.

ageofperil:

This amazing graphics package from the folks at Wired’s Danger Room blog goes a long way in illustrating the last 10 years of the war on terror. Data supporting the graphics are available for download so you can do your own analysis.

Reblogged from Perilous
September 9th, 2011
We wouldn’t be shooting it down. We’d be ramming the aircraft. I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot.
Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney talked to the Washington Post about her experience on Sept. 11, 2001, when she was a F-16 combat pilot at Andrews Air Force Base. After the attack on the World Trade Center, she was ordered into the air.  However, her jet did not have live ammunition in it. Penney and her supervisor made a pact to bring down United Airlines Flight 93, on its way to Washington, using their own planes as weapons.
September 7th, 2011

After 9/11, the government began encouraging local police, private security and everyday Americans to report so-called “suspicious activity” that may indicate a security threat. Taking photos of landmarks, walking “nervously” and writing in a notebook are all activities that have led to people being stopped and questioned. Could you be next? Watch our Suspect America animation and then click through to read our investigation with NPR: Mall of America visitors unknowingly end up in counterterrorism reports.

September 5th, 2011
From G.W. Schulz, homeland security reporter at CIR.
ageofperil:

We created a new website at the Center for Investigative Reporting to house our ongoing homeland security project. It includes the in-depth story we posted today in partnership with Newsweek about a little-known intelligence arm of the Department of Homeland Security. The full-length version of that story is available here. More of our work will be appearing at Americaswarwithin.org in the coming days. 

From G.W. Schulz, homeland security reporter at CIR.

ageofperil:

We created a new website at the Center for Investigative Reporting to house our ongoing homeland security project. It includes the in-depth story we posted today in partnership with Newsweek about a little-known intelligence arm of the Department of Homeland Security. The full-length version of that story is available here. More of our work will be appearing at Americaswarwithin.org in the coming days. 

Reblogged from Perilous
September 5th, 2011
Reblogged from NPR
September 5th, 2011

Homeland security office creates ‘intelligence spam,’ insiders claim

In the days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the White House and Congress demanded the government find better ways to “connect the dots” of terror threats to prevent a repeat of the carnage.

A year later, a new bureaucracy was created to gather, analyze and share intelligence related to terrorism inside the United States. Now called the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, it was envisioned as the center of gravity in a new era of domestic security.

But despite a clear mandate from Congress and hundreds of millions spent on personnel and technology, the office has fallen far short of its mission and done little to improve the accuracy and quality of the nation’s intelligence data, according to an examination by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Read our full investigation.

August 31st, 2011
Reblogged from Perilous
August 16th, 2011
Reblogged from Perilous
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