Defense & Homeland Security

Heidi Gillstrom, contributors - 09/30/16 11:56 AM EDT
When I was 10, a black man came to my town and taught us white kids how to dance and play sports.  Seriously. His name was Ray Feltson and he taught house dancing and basketball through the park district. Although Ray was the first black person...
Jackson Voss, contributor - 09/24/16 08:31 AM EDT
Like many people over the age of 18, I can remember September 11, 2001 fairly well.I remember the teachers not telling us why we were stopping classes – they didn’t want to scare us with what they were seeing on television. And then the school...
Gregory Wallace, contributor - 09/23/16 10:12 AM EDT
Jack is walking down a busy sidewalk carrying a handgun in a holster on his belt. Someone screams, “He’s got a gun!” A nearby police officer sees the firearm, draws his weapon, and orders Jack to stop, show his hands, and lie down on the ground. The...
A. Benjamin Mannes, contributor - 09/19/16 12:31 PM EDT
It was a clear and hot night Saturday when an improvised explosive device ripped through a dumpster in the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan. The explosion and shrapnel injured 29 bystanders. A search of the area near the explosion found another IED...
retired Gen. Keith B. Alexander - 09/26/16 07:18 AM EDT
The recent bombings in New York City and New Jersey, along with the Minnesota mall stabbings, once again raise the question of how we might balance security, civil liberties and privacy. Sadly, it is becoming increasingly clear that the new normal...
A. Benjamin Mannes, contributor - 09/23/16 11:49 AM EDT
In Charlotte, NC, violent riots in protest of the police killing of a black man spiraled out of control for the second night in a row. On Wednesday night, an non-permitted demonstration in Downtown Charlotte was interrupted by gunfire from a...
Sheriff David Clarke, contributor - 09/22/16 08:17 AM EDT
As another terror attack struck the homeland, this time returning to New York City, local politicians rushed to calm fears by parsing over whether it was an act of international terror or a “lone-wolf attack,” as if that matters.In short order the...
Erroll Southers - 09/07/16 08:00 AM EDT
This Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Terrible memories of that day are frozen in time, but our adversaries are always evolving.The 9/11 attacks showed the surprising capability of an international adversary, based...

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