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US Military Counter-Terrorism Teams on Ground in Rio

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NBC News reports that counter-terrorism teams from the US Navy and Marine Corps are in Brazil, working directly with Brazilian Federal Police and their navy to protect US athletes and spectators at the Olympics.  Larger units are on call to perform rescue operations, even at a large scale if needed. “The classified report outlines an operation that encompasses all 17 …

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Security Theater in Europe?

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I spent last week traveling with my family throughout London and Paris, and our itinerary gave me plenty of opportunity to experience the heightened security measures in place at many of the more popular attractions in each city.  ISIS strikes once every 84 hours in Europe according to a recent estimate, so it’s only natural that British and French governments have …

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Terrorist Plows Truck Through Bastille Day Crowd, Killing 70+

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A terrorist plowed a large truck, reportedly loaded with grenades and firearms, into a crowd estimated to be over 100,000 people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France.  Video clearly shows a truck purposely accelerating as it got closer to the crowd, then swerving back and forth through the people.  The attack stretched an estimated 2km of road before the driver …

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Footage Suggests At Least One Dallas Shooter Had Training [GRAPHIC]

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I awoke this morning horrified to learn of the assassination of five law enforcement officers who were protecting an anti-police violence rally in Dallas. Like many of you, tragedies like this leave me searching for answers, and in doing so, I came across what was a live news stream that captured the death of one of the officers. I struggled with …