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2012-05-15 19:28:40

Similarities with male terrorists counter commonly held images Much like their male counterparts, female terrorists are likely to be educated, employed and native residents of the country where they commit a terrorist act, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. The findings contradict stereotypes presented in previous studies that describe female terrorists as socially isolated and vulnerable to recruitment because they are uneducated, unemployed...

2012-05-02 10:24:34

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative visionary, John Schofield, who produced Academy Award-winning films such as Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets, and Ali, has produced the must-see documentary of 2012, Top Priority: The Terror Within (www.topprioritymovie.com), which is premiering at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on May 16, 2012. Top Priority: The Terror Within, a documentary film by Fleur De Lis Film Studios, features the story of Julia Davis, a former...

2012-04-30 02:20:20

America's ongoing war on terror still requires critical questions and analyses WASHINGTON, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Security Project released a collection of essays about the current state of the War on Terror one year after the death of Osama Bin Laden. On May 1st, 2011, Osama Bin Laden was killed during Operation Neptune Spear in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The year anniversary of bin Laden's death offers us an opportunity to see where we stand in the...

2012-04-23 22:23:44

Initial damage and psychological effects of such an attack on downtown L.A.'s financial district would cost nearly $16 billion over a decade A dirty bomb attack centered on downtown Los Angeles' financial district could severely impact the region's economy to the tune of nearly $16 billion, fueled primarily by psychological effects that could persist for a decade. The study, published by a team of internationally recognized economists and decision scientists in the current issue of Risk...

2012-04-12 02:23:52

BATON ROUGE, La., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas prices continue to climb and fuel theft has gone beyond simple gas siphoning of cars to removal from gas stations, where the underground storage tanks are unlocked and unsecured. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120412/LA86111-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120412/LA86111-b) Enviroguard Technologies announced today the introduction of a new anti-terrorism security device, which offers a barrier between thieves,...

2012-04-10 14:20:13

Mineta Transportation Institute's free research report amalgamates diverse data SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) has released its newest research report, Carnage Interrupted: An Analysis of Fifteen Terrorist Plots Against Public Surface Transportation, which examines several factors in 13 plots that authorities uncovered and foiled before attacks could be carried out. It also presents an additional two...

2012-04-05 06:21:35

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate designated Isotec Security's Automated Weapons Control Portals as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT). The designation award is the culmination of an 18 month vetting process by the Department of Homeland Security and its Science Directorate. The technology's designation is retroactive to March 19, 2010 for Isotec Security systems that meet the criteria set forth by...

2012-03-19 14:20:25

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Holder defending the surveillance tactics used by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) - a strategy that has prevented 14 known terrorist attacks since 9/11. The ACLJ's letter on behalf of more than 20,000 Americans backs the NYPD surveillance measures with a detailed legal...

2012-03-13 07:20:00

PARIS, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The State Department's top counterterrorism official, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, told DiploNews that the administration continues to give priority to countering terrorism and emphasizing international cooperation. The U.S. originally held annual bilateral discussions with only a handful of countries, most consistently with Canada and the United Kingdom. In contrast, the U.S. now holds bilateral meetings with about 20 countries annually and holds secure...

2012-03-07 15:06:00

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companies faced with food tampering need to make sure they remain sensitive to their customers' cultural views before trying to assign blame when responding according to a new study. Following a crisis such as an intentional food contamination, a food company is less likely to experience severe economic consequences if its public message communicates the actual damage, confirms containment of the contamination, and is sensitive to varied...