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Cooperation and expertise beat the fire

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
On Monday morning, Aug. 17, 2015, residents of Santa Margarita woke up to dense smoke and a concern about how the fire atop east Cuesta ridge, barely 12 hours old at that point, had progressed overnight. By that afternoon, with the wind picking up, the smoke even worse, and flames coming over the ridgetop, it was obvious that danger was

Civil rights issue

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
No matter their political party, most Americans believe the obscene amounts of money spent in politics influences outcomes (Reuters/Ipsos May 2012). A June 23, 2015, Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll indicated Americans were found to be more concerned about the influence of money in politics than any other issue in the 2016 presidential election.

Nine minutes to catastrophe

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
Intelligence operations almost always make good copy and sometimes exciting movies. The reality is somewhere between with tedium, patience and determination becoming the most decisive factors. Seldom do intelligence operations resemble a "Mission Impossible" scenario, but occasionally they're close.

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