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Sequestration: What You Need to Know

The headlines of every major news station and outlet are once again dominated by confrontation between the White House and Congress. The topic? Sequestration. Here’s what you need to know. What is Sequestration? Sequestration is a series of automatic cuts to government agencies, totaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years. The …

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Mali for Beginners

Over the past few weeks, news of unrest in Mali has finally gained limited attention in the United States. The news stories have many people beginning to ask questions about the country and how the current situation could negatively impact the United States, if at all. Mali is a landlocked, …

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How the Fiscal Cliff Could Impact National Security

The United States has nearly doubled its defense spending since 9/11 and have fought wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on credit.  As the discussions surrounding the “fiscal cliff” increase, it’s important to remember what the impact could have on national security. Automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin next year include $56.5 billion from …

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Your Presidential Candidates on Homeland and National Security

With the presidential election just days away, the last of the undecided voters are in search of any (credible) information to assist them in choosing a candidate to support before heading to the polls.  Since homeland and national security are a growing concern for all citizens and politicians alike, outlining …

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Emerging technological trends and Global Security

Of the world’s 100 largest economic entities, 51 are now corporations and 49 are countries. Gross Domestic Product of corporations such as Wal-Mart, General Motors, Exxon mobil and Ford Motors are calculated to exceed GDP’s of states like Norway, Singapore, South Africa and Malaysia. Since domestic markets in a country …

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