The American satire publication The Onion has published its share of gag news stories criticizing fanatical Islamists. But the Charlie Hebdo gunmen likely would have had a tougher time carrying out a similar attack in the U.S.
Between 2000 and 2013, the Coast Guard witnessed dramatic spikes in accidents causing death, injury and equipment damage. Data reveal lapses in judgment and missed opportunities to strengthen safety standards and protect crew members and civilians.
The Center for Investigative Reporting began its probe by studying official findings from accidents and annual reports the Coast Guard issues on its safety and fatality trends. But instead of relying on the graphs and charts that officials elected to include in those reports, CIR sought the raw data behind them.
The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general blacked out a call for U.S. Border Patrol agents to hold back from shooting migrants and suspected drug runners who throw rocks and other objects at them that don’t pose a deadly threat.
A video released in November by Alabama homeland security officials joins a genre of slickly produced online movies that the next generation of Americans will grow to remember. Now, however, the videos teach citizens how to spot terrorists and respond to active shooters.
What happens if tens of billions of dollars in defense spending is suddenly yanked? Defense contractors and other employers are worrying aloud about the answer as Congress and President Barack Obama quarrel over tax increases and budget cuts and the country edges closer to the so-called fiscal cliff.
Trends in illegal immigration apprehensions don’t prove the Border Patrol's enforcement strategies are working because they don’t reflect the number of people who elude capture or are discouraged from attempting to cross again after being caught once.
An office in the Department of Homeland Security that reviews government surveillance programs to ensure they respect American's privacy rights has given its approval to an initiative aimed at monitoring social media sites for emerging threats.
A federal judge in San Francisco signed off on a court order for cellphone customer data, which was then used by FBI investigators to quietly justify the deployment of a powerful surveillance technology known as “stingrays,” privacy groups contend in a new court filing.
There is no effective formula for predicting when a mass shooter will strike, concludes a recent study commissioned by the Department of Defense in the wake of the 2009 Fort Hood attack that left 13 dead.
The nation’s vast network of anti-terrorism “fusion centers” for law enforcement have produced shoddy, untimely and often useless intelligence reports that have done little to keep the U.S. safer, a scathing U.S. Senate report concludes.