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Kevin McAleenan Unveils New DHS Anti-Terrorism Framework

Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of homeland security, has announced his department's new strategic framework to address terrorism and targeted violence. The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that its new strategic framework aims to understand the changing terrorism environment, prevent terrorists from U.S. entry and boost defenses of the country's infrastructure.

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US Military Continues Training Support for Syrian Security Forces

The U.S. military continues to train local security forces in Syria as part of efforts to stop activities of the Islamic State militant organization, facilitate stabilization and meet campaign objectives in the region. Syrian security forces are tasked to prevent members of the militant group from escaping the country, integrate …

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Proposed Bill Would Reauthorize, Reform NSA Surveillance Program

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would reauthorize and reform a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that permits the National Security Agency to monitor communications of non-U.S. citizens outside the country as part of counterterrorism efforts. A press release posted Friday on Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Virginia) …

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Profile: Gregory Christ, ISR Operations Director at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Gregory Christ serves as the director for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. In this capacity, he supports the Defense Department to develop ISR operations and special projects intelligence policies and guidance for USD(I)’s defense intelligence, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism and security initiatives. He …

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Joe Dunford, Stuart Peach Ratify US-UK Bilateral Partnership

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and British defense chief Stuart Peach sought to affirm the U.S.-U.K. bilateral partnership, DoD News reported Friday. Dunford met with Peach at the Pentagon and stressed the role of U.K. in operations protecting Europe, and participation in joint military operations against …

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Gen. Joseph Votel: Visits to Cenctom’s Area Focus on Regional Partnerships

U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, head of Central Command, said his visits to Centcom’s area of responsibility has three objectives that focus on fostering partnerships to address regional issues, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Votel’s AOR visits seek to understand regional complexities through partners’ perspectives; foster relations with partners and learn how …

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Robert Otto: ISR Tech Is Vital for Counterterrorism Efforts in Africa

U.S. military leaders believe that intelligence systems and increased collaboration between the U.S. and African allies are essential to fighting terrorism across Africa, Defense News reported Thursday. President Barack Obama has proposed creating a $5 billion fund for anti-terror programs in North Africa and the Middle East, while the Senate …

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