Category: Homeland Security News

Climate challenges2020 Was on Par with Warmest Year Ever Recorded, Ends Warmest Decade on Record Published 12 January 2021 Globally, 2020 was tied with the previous warmest year 2016, making it the sixth in a series of exceptionally warm years starting in 2015, and 2011-2020 the warmest decade recorded. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said that, globally,

Democracy watchU.S. Capitol Police Overrun by Mob After Declining Help By Jeff Seldin Published 8 January 2021 Law enforcement officials in charge of protecting the U.S. Capitol repeatedly declined offers of additional assistance ahead of Wednesday’s protest-turned-riot that forced lawmakers to take shelter, delaying certification of the results of the country’s presidential election. The allegations,

ExtremismExtremists React to Pro-Trump Siege on Capitol Published 8 January 2021 On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, pro-Trump extremists, including some identified right-wing extremists, stormed the U.S. Capitol building, interrupting the Congressional session affirming the election results and forcing a partial evacuation. In chatrooms and other extremist forums, many people cheered the actions of those at

Assaulting U.S. democracyQAnon and the Storming of the U.S. Capitol: The Offline Effect of Online Conspiracy Theories By Marc-André Argentino Published 7 January 2021 What is the cost of propaganda, misinformation and conspiracy theories? Democracy and public safety, to name just two things. The United States has received a stark lesson on how online propaganda