Category: Homeland Security News

Texas electric gridAnalysis: The Texas Electric Grid and the Improvements that Didn’t Come By Ross Ramsey Published 8 June 2021 After the deadly and expensive electrical outages during a winter freeze in February, Texas lawmakers passed major bills aiming to make such disasters less likely in the future. But there’s still a lot to do. After

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