Commentary

Chemical Nerve Agents: A 24/7 Threat

by Jerome Hauer -

Organophosphorous insecticides, low-cost & readily available at local garden shops, could be the WMD of choice for tomorrow's terrorists. Antidotes are available, but are under lock & key far from the scene of a likely incident of national significance.

Toronto and the U.S. Canadian Border: What Should and Should Not Happen Next

by Christopher Doane & Joseph DiRenzo III -

The arrest of 17 terrorists last weekend in Toronto has led to calls for tightened U.S. security on its northern border. That is probably part of the answer, but not necessarily the most important or most effective way to proceed.

A Note from the Publisher, 7 June 06

by Martin Masiuk -

DPJ departs from its planned schedule as and when needed to provide some high-level insights and background information on fast-breaking news issues of immediate interest.

A Message from the Publisher, May 24, 2006

by Martin Masiuk -

Immigration "reform"-however that term is defined- has suddenly become one of the most important and contentious issues on the U.S. political agenda.

Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, Chief to the National Guard Bureau

by John Morton -

Among the topics covered: the Guard's role in incident planning; the need for interoperability with first responders; additional, and more effective, interagency training exercises; and multi-agency communications policies and procedures.

Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent, FEMA's National Fire Academy

by John Morton -

His views on how the NFA fits into the federal government's plans to fight terrorism. Also discussed: the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association, FIPS 201 credentials, and the personal identity verification card.

Moussaoui: A Murderer Who Deserves to Die!

by Neil C. Livingstone -

He is a buffoon, a clown, a danger to his own people. Most important of all, though, Zacarias Moussaoui is a mass murderer who knows right from wrong and should be sentenced to death.

It Is Time for a National I.D. Card

by Neil C. Livingstone -

"Immigration Reform" is one of the most important, and most controversial, issues now facing the American people. But no reform bill being considered would work without a requirement for verifiable identification included.

Spotlight Report: Weldon Meets With Fire Service Leaders

by John Morton -

Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), founder of the Congressional Fire Caucus, discusses current programs and future funding prospects with CFSI leaders on the occasion of the annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner.

Congresswoman Endangers Capitol Security

by Neil C. Livingstone -

When an arrogant and abrasive woman, without presenting proper identification, tries to force her way through a security entrance of a congressional office building, should she be stopped? Or taken at her word that she is a member of Congress?