Commentary

In-Car Police Video Systems Under Assault

by Neil C. Livingstone -

Although well-intentioned, proposed IACP regulations governing the type of imaging systems installed in police cars could lead to judicial chaos and prevent the trial and conviction of an untold number of criminals "caught in the act."

Former Fire Chief Lynn A. Miller, Emergency Management Coordinator, Winchester, VA

by John Morton -

Shares his views on the regionalization of emergency preparedness plans, operations, and training, the need for strong support from governors and other elected officials, and various related subjects.

Publishers Message; First Half of 2006 Exceeds Expectations

by Martin Masiuk -

Shifting to a weekly format, providing timely, concise solutions from professionals to professionals has been a hit with a growing audience.

Brigadier General Simon Perry, Israel National Police

by John Morton -

Perry, now serving as his country's deputy police attaché to North America, discusses the many ways in which Israel and the United States are working and training together, primarily through a law-enforcement exchange program.

The IED Problem: Solutions On Display, and On the Way

by Robert Besal -

Improvised explosive devices have already caused more than 16,000 casualties, and the number is growing almost every day. Front-line commanders joined forces with industry leaders to discuss & develop workable anti-IED systems.

Privatizing War? PMCs: The Invisible Force Multiplier

by Neil C. Livingstone -

Following the constitutional precedent established by the issuance of Letters of Marque and Reprisal, PMCs contributions may become critical to success on the Global War on Terrorism. Will the question of legality withstand the test?

Chemical Nerve Agents: A 24/7 Threat

by Jerome Hauer -

Organophosphorous insecticides, low-cost & readily available at local garden shops, could be the WMD of choice for tomorrow's terrorists. Antidotes are available, but are under lock & key far from the scene of a likely incident of national significance.

Toronto and the U.S. Canadian Border: What Should and Should Not Happen Next

by Christopher Doane & Joseph DiRenzo III -

The arrest of 17 terrorists last weekend in Toronto has led to calls for tightened U.S. security on its northern border. That is probably part of the answer, but not necessarily the most important or most effective way to proceed.

A Note from the Publisher, 7 June 06

by Martin Masiuk -

DPJ departs from its planned schedule as and when needed to provide some high-level insights and background information on fast-breaking news issues of immediate interest.

A Message from the Publisher, May 24, 2006

by Martin Masiuk -

Immigration "reform"-however that term is defined- has suddenly become one of the most important and contentious issues on the U.S. political agenda.