Category: Homeland Security News

COVID originsCOVID Origins Probe Should Focus on Lab-Leak Theory, Analysts Say By Adrianna Zhang Published 7 June 2021 Analysts say there is increasing interest in determining whether the coronavirus leaked from a research lab in Wuhan, China, where the deadly virus was first detected in humans, as the U.S. intelligence community acts on President Joe

COVID originsHow Virus Detectives Trace the Origins of an Outbreak – and Why It’s So Tricky By Marilyn J. Roossinck Published 7 June 2021 Every time there is a major disease outbreak, one of the first questions scientists and the public ask is: “Where did this come from?” As an expert in viral ecology, I

ARGUMENT: Covid-19 originsThe Origins of Covid-19 and Preventing the Next Pandemic Published 5 June 2021 Did COVID-19 originate with bats or scientists? Amanda Moodie and Nicholas Evans write that the desire to identify the origins of the novel coronavirus is perfectly understandable, but that “while answering the question of where the novel coronavirus came from

ARGUMENT: Anti-domestic terrorism statutesDefining Domestic Terrorism: Does the U.S. Need New Criminal Penalties for Domestic Terrorism Events? Published 5 June 2021 Debates over what legally constitutes domestic terrorism—and the barriers to prosecuting these incidents—stretch back decades. “Significant political opposition to anti-domestic terrorism statutes are already being observed among lawmakers,” Lucy Tu writes, adding that “Individual

Our picksHistory of China’s Biohazard Accidents | Autonomous Drones Kill Soldiers | Space as Critical Infrastructure, and more Published 5 June 2021 ·  True or Not, the Wuhan Lab Leak Story Looks Set to Change the World ·  Biden Expands Blacklist of Chinese Firms Off-Limits to U.S. Investors ·  Justice Department to Prioritize Ransomware Attacks on Same

School securityChallenges in Implementing Physical Security Measures in K–12 Schools Published 5 June 2021 A core responsibility of the local education agencies (LEAs) that operate kindergarten-through–12th grade (K–12) schools across the United States is creating safe and secure environments that support effective teaching and learning. What challenges do LEAs face related to school physical security? What