Commentary

R. James Woolsey, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

by John Morton -

The former director of central intelligence provides his insightful views on the long-term threat to world peace posed by Hezbollah, the "forgotten vulnerability" of the U.S./Canadian border, & the need to upgrade U.S. intelligence operations.

The Illegal-Immigration Issue: A Compromise and a Commission

by James D. Hessman -

The American people are confused about the illegal immigration issue, and angry that neither the president nor the Congress seems to know what to do about it. It says here, that a partial solution is still possible in the current session of Congress.

Thomas J. Lockwood, Director, Office of National Capital Region (NCR) Coordination, DHS

by John Morton -

Lockwood's views on the need to work in close coordination with the Washington, D.C., Council of Governments, the prioritization of all-hazards security plans, integrated training requirements, & the special roles played by regional CIOs & CTOs.

In-Car Police Video Systems Under Assault

by Neil C. Livingstone -

Although well-intentioned, proposed IACP regulations governing the type of imaging systems installed in police cars could lead to judicial chaos and prevent the trial and conviction of an untold number of criminals "caught in the act."

Former Fire Chief Lynn A. Miller, Emergency Management Coordinator, Winchester, VA

by John Morton -

Shares his views on the regionalization of emergency preparedness plans, operations, and training, the need for strong support from governors and other elected officials, and various related subjects.

Admiral Thad W. Allen, USCG, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

by John Morton -

Coast Guard Commandant discusses USCG's relationships with other DHS agencies, future equipment needs and force-packaging concepts, the TWIC program, and the advantages of keeping FEMA under DHS jurisdiction.

Publishers Message; First Half of 2006 Exceeds Expectations

by Martin Masiuk -

Shifting to a weekly format, providing timely, concise solutions from professionals to professionals has been a hit with a growing audience.

Brigadier General Simon Perry, Israel National Police

by John Morton -

Perry, now serving as his country's deputy police attaché to North America, discusses the many ways in which Israel and the United States are working and training together, primarily through a law-enforcement exchange program.

The IED Problem: Solutions On Display, and On the Way

by Robert Besal -

Improvised explosive devices have already caused more than 16,000 casualties, and the number is growing almost every day. Front-line commanders joined forces with industry leaders to discuss & develop workable anti-IED systems.

Privatizing War? PMCs: The Invisible Force Multiplier

by Neil C. Livingstone -

Following the constitutional precedent established by the issuance of Letters of Marque and Reprisal, PMCs contributions may become critical to success on the Global War on Terrorism. Will the question of legality withstand the test?