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Ordinary Citizens can Foil Terrorists

Posted by Elise on January 7, 2012

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William McCarthy, PhD, CPP, president of Threat Research, Inc. (, and former commanding officer of the NYPD Bomb Squad, asserts that we should expect more terrorist attacks to occur here in the US.

It is simply too difficult to stop all of the crazies, whether they are homegrown or “imported.” Awareness remains our best defense. Ordinary people following their instincts foiled would-be terrorists in these recent events… Read the rest of this entry »


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Finding Hope – 911 Survivor

Posted by Elise on December 21, 2009

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Domestic Terrorism

Posted by Elise on November 17, 2009

Never Forget


Images of airliners used as missiles in terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon as well as bombing attacks on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the Olympic Centennial Park in Atlanta are hard to forget.  These terrorist events caused thousands of deaths and injuries and billions of dollars in property losses. They have also inflicted a huge emotional toll within the impacted communities as well as throughout the world.  The FBI defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” A significant terrorism threat we face today is that of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and these consist of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) weapons.

Although bombing has been the most popular method used in terrorist incidents in the United States, Read the rest of this entry »

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