Supreme Court OKs $2.5B DoD Funding for Border Wall Construction

The Supreme Court has greenlit the Trump administration’s proposal to allocate $2.5 billion in Department of Defense funds for the construction of a more than 100-mile wall along the southern border, Military.com reported Saturday. The effort requires $789 million for the 46-mile portion Read More …

Maker of US border’s license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online

The maker of vehicle license plate readers used extensively by the US government and cities to identify and track citizens and immigrants has been hacked. Its internal files were pilfered, and are presently being offered for free on the dark Read More …

The Kenya–Somalia Maritime Dispute and Its Potential National Security Costs

The at-times fraught relationship between Kenya and Somalia took a new turn in 2014, when Somalia submitted a compromis before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) claiming that Kenya was conducting illegal acts in what Somalia claimed to be part of its territory. The Read More …

UK: Stricter laws to tackle terrorism come into force

Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent. The management of convicted terrorist offenders has also been strengthened with Read More …

Four Sri Lankan terror suspects arrested at Luton Airport

Four men have been arrested moments after they arrived in Luton Airport on board an international flight. Airport police arrested the men and handed them over to anti terrorism officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command. The men, all Sri Read More …

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill given Royal Assent

New laws which gives the give the UK greater powers to crackdown on hostile state activity, have today received Royal Assent. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offences can properly reflect the severity of the Read More …

Syria conflict: £62m UK boost to Lebanon to stop terrorists reaching Europe

A new defensive line of 76 watchtowers and patrol bases has been completed along Lebanon’s border with Syria, which the UK’s ambassador to the country says is vital to prevent terrorists from reaching Europe. The improved border security was funded Read More …

Agents discover record amount of fentanyl in drug bust on US border

Officials in the US have seized 114kg (254lbs) of fentanyl, in what is being described as the biggest haul they have ever detected. The synthetic drug has been fuelling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses, and the stash was Read More …

​NZ customs can now demand phone or laptop passwords

The New Zealand Customs Service this week received new powers at the country’s borders, including the ability demand a password off a passenger to search their “electronic device”. Customs officers have always been able to search a passenger’s laptop or Read More …