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National Security: A Range of Threats

From organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them members of the intelligence community have indicated that the threat of attack inside the U S has increased to its highest point since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 Communities must explore solutions to meet the ongoing challenges

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Labor Trafficking – The Case Study of Marco

Countless immigrants like Marco do not self identify as labor trafficking victims yet this increasing crime needs to be addressed Learn how communities can better protect these vulnerable populations

Article Out Loud – Labor Trafficking – An Underreported Escalating Crisis

An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal April 19 2023 Labor trafficking affects many more people in the U S than sex trafficking but it gets much less attention Learn what the government is doing and what else community stakeholders can do now to better protect people from
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Labor Trafficking – An Underreported Escalating Crisis

Labor trafficking affects many more people in the U S than sex trafficking but it gets much less attention Learn what the government is doing and what else community stakeholders can do now to better protect people from this growing threat

Afghanistan – A Haven for Violent Extremism

The rapid collapse of Afghanistan creates uncertainty and fears around how swiftly the Islamic State ISIS and al Qaida can rebuild mobilize and plan attacks on the West under a Taliban led government As conflict breeds instability volatility will certainly follow the U S withdrawal from Afghanistan There will likely

Domestic Terrorism – Defining a Real Threat

Over the past two decades the United States has focused heavily on preventing attacks from Islamic terrorism movements or those inspired by these movements However recent attacks in the United States over the past few years have prompted much debate on how to combat the threat of domestic terrorism Particularly

Local Law Enforcement for International Threats

According to a recent United Nations Security Council report the number of Islamic State IS attacks is down over the past year However there is still no doubt that the IS remains a threat both globally and domestically particularly as it transforms into a more covert terrorist organization Domestically the

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Article Out Loud – The Psychology of Crisis

  Full article by Mary Schoenfeldt, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, the board president of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology describes the psychological side of disasters and other impactful events as a critical component of crisis management. Many people still do

Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

Article Out Loud – The Missing Plague Vials

  Full article by Robert C. Hutchinson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an experienced federal agent shares a true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities that demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities

Article Out Loud – The “R” Word

  Full article by George Schwartz, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 10, 2024. In this featured article, an associate professor at Immaculata University addresses the challenge of defining resilience and the need to go beyond hazard mitigation. With 2024 being the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Year of Resilience,”

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