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WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Coming up on nearly six years of contractor presence in Iraq and more than seven in Afghanistan, it seems reasonable to ask how contractors are faring in the book world.

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- "It's going to be like Dorothy going to the Land of Oz." That's how James Carafano, a homeland security expert at the right-leaning Heritage Foundation, characterized the potential red-to-blue transition at the Department of Homeland Security if Barack Obama becomes president. It would be the first time Democrats have run the agency since it was established in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

With a new president come new fears, preparations for an attack on American soil

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- With voters concerned about a faltering economy and the war in Iraq, the possibility of a terrorist attack on American soil has not been at the top of the presidential campaign agenda.

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- President Bush’s homeland security adviser Fran Townsend says there will be no major changes to the administration’s controversial border and identity programs as a result of the White House’s new National Strategy for Homeland Security.
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Analysis: Chertoff deputy quits DHS

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson, the top deputy to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, announced Monday he would quit the department next month; an unexpected departure that has stoked congressional concerns about the turnover of senior officials at the department.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Cheating tied to U.S. Army promotion exams

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Allegations of cheating by thousands of U.S. Army soldiers on a series of recent promotion exams are being investigated by military officials, a report said.

Coast Guard strengthens maritime security

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is reportedly arming its helicopters with machine guns, as well as training teams to take over a hostile ship.

Experts: reshape homeland security now

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Department of Homeland Security is in crisis and needs a fundamental reorganization, experts said Monday.

James Jay Carafano (born May 8, 1955 in New York, New York and raised in East Meadow, New York) is a prominent American scholar on national security and international studies at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. He is the author of numerous books and papers on national defense, homeland security and immigration, especially as it relates to the national security of the United States.

Carafano has received several degrees in defense related fields. He holds a B.S. in national security and public affairs from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, a M.A. in British and early modern European history from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., a M.A. in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in diplomatic history, also from Georgetown University.

Carafano served 25 years in the Army, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. During that time he served as head speech writer for the Army Chief of Staff and was the executive director of Joint Force Quarterly, the Defense Department's military journal.

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