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When disaster strikes, civilian drone pilots swoop in

By Jared Shelly Drone pilots can help in emergencies, but they have to be properly trained. Homes burned. Offices reduced to rubble. Restaurants, schools, senior living facilities, wineries — the Tubbs wildfire did not discriminate in its path of destruction in Northern California. The 2017 disaster drew first responders, from police officers to firefighters to humanitarian

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Terrorism and psychopathology: Where do we draw the line?

By Louis René Beres It is unclear how to distinguish between authentic terrorism and mental illness. Nonetheless, going forward, decision-makers in both Jerusalem and Washington will need to more diligently correlate principal counterterrorist policies with pertinent causal factors. Nowadays, too-little analytic effort in Jerusalem and Washington distinguishes between genuine terrorism – which is always connected

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Hurricane Florence emergency response: 160 swift boats, 2,800 Guardsman, and the Waffle House is open

Hurricane Florence made landfall this morning, bringing 90 mile-per-hour winds and storm surges of several feet to coastal North Carolina. Emergency teams from across the country—New York, New Orleans, California and more—flew in to help with the disaster effort. The Department of Defense had mobilized 9,700 troops and, most importantly, the government had ordered 1.4

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