Global Security Watch > Story looks at national infrastructure and homeland security
[Homeland Security Watch] Be sure to check out this story from Chuck McCutcheon at Newhouse News headlined “Crumbling Infrastructure Worries Homeland Security Experts,” which quotes from a post that I wrote a few weeks ago. The story covers what I think is an interesting issue, and one to which Congress is paying increased attention as of late.
The Left End of the Dial: This afternoon in the produce section of the supermarket I bent over between the oranges and the nectarines and unexpectedly caught a brief whiff of what was exactly the scent of the Nago incense David used to bring back from New York four years ago. I wouldn't exactly call what I went into a swoon, but it did carry me back to the night he and I sat up late drinking port and listening to the album of Tunisian music he'd brought over. (via Cosmos)
The Sideshow: The story still tries to blame Webb for the unforgivable behavior of The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, but at least the LAT finally admitted Webb was attacked for a claim he never made, that his story was true, and that his treatment by our leading newspapers was outrageous. Via Kevin Drum, who also links to the 1998 Mother Jones stories on this, here and here. (via Cosmos)
Cursor.org - Table of Contents page: is one Homeland Security analyst who warns that the U.S. risks becoming "the modern-day equivalent of the walled medieval city that responds to the arrival of the Black Death by (via Cosmos)
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[Whisprwave.com] Port Security, Maritime Security, and Homeland Security Blog: The Homeland Security Department listed protection against improvised explosive devices as a top goal of its port security grants for 2005, and is expected to do so again for 2006 grant guidance. To guard against such dangers, many ports implement surveillance and intrusion detection systems that are shared with law enforcement.
[Homelandstupidity.us] Critical infrastructure database full of useless junk - Homeland ...: I am not concerned about what happens to a Wal-Mart store in Boise, ID, I am terrified about the possible social impact a terrorist bombing of a Wal-Mart store in Boise, ID would have when people start asking themselves “If IDAHO isn’t safe from a terrorist attack, is ANYPLACE safe in the US anymore?!?!”
[Gcn.com] DHS asset database can't support vaunted infrastructure protection ...: The Homeland Security Department's database of critical infrastructure and .that DHS had completed the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) to .
[Socialist Standard - MySpace Blog] Hurricane Katrina: Reflections of a Socialist on... : As we approach the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I would like to share a few reflections on the disaster and on the society that produced it. My aim is not to provide a systematic account or analysis, but to highlight and reflect upon various points that I find particularly significant.
[Port Security, Maritime Security, and Homeland Security Blog] Warning on U.S. port security issued by think... : The Santa Monica, Calif. think-tank's study analyzed possible human casualties and infrastructure effects of terrorists detonating a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb in a shipping container after being unloaded onto a pier in Long Beach, which shares a waterway with the Port of Los Angeles.