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The need for advanced leadership training simulation

By  Nicholas V. Iuppa (Belmont, CA), Andrew S. Gordon (Marina Del Rey, CA)

 

Recent United States Army studies have indicated that the leadership requirements of the modern war fighting force involve several significant differences from historical experience. Some factors of particular importance to the new generation of military leaders include: (i) the broad variety of people-centered, crisis-based military missions, including counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, operations in urban…

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Crisis Actors Guide to Suspicious Behavior - Part 3

Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities Related to Shopping Malls and Entertainment Facilities

The activities outlined here may give you ideas as an actor for suspicious behavior, dialog, and action in training exercises.

These activities have been compiled from a review of terrorist events over several years.

They are by no means all-inclusive for Crisis Actors…

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Crisis Actors Guide to Suspicious Behavior - Part 2

Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities Related to Tattoo Shops

The activities outlined here may give you ideas as an actor for suspicious behavior, dialog, and action in training exercises.

These activities have been compiled from a review of terrorist events over several years.

They are by no means all-inclusive for Crisis Actors scenarios.…

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Crisis Actors Guide to Suspicious Behavior - Part 1

Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities Related to Wholesale Distributors of Beauty and Drug Products

The activities outlined here may give you ideas as an actor for suspicious behavior, dialog, and action in training exercises.

These activities have been compiled from a review of terrorist events over several years.

They are by no means all-inclusive for Crisis Actors…

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Page Middle, High Schools dismissed due to gas leak

October 29, WTVF 5 Nashville – (Tennessee) Students at two Williamson County, Tennessee schools were dismissed October 29 due to a gas leak in the area. A strong gas odor was detected at Page Middle and Page High Schools. The school system proceeded with their evacuation plan as a precaution, and bused 1,7000 students to the Williamson County Ag Center. The gas company turned off the gas, tested and found the leaks, and were attempting to fix them. They said the schools are…

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U of L student accused of aiming laser pointer at pilot

October 24, WDRB 41 Louisville – (Kentucky) Police surrounded a University of Louisville dorm in Louisville, Kentucky, and arrested a student, saying he could have caused a Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) helicopter to crash from his dorm room, WDRB 41 Louisville reported October 24. According to a police report, the student was in his dorm and flashed a laser pointer in the eyes of a LMPD helicopter pilot October 21. School officials said the pilot followed that…

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Monroe County schools receive bomb threat

October 25, WBKO 13 Bowling Green – (Kentucky) Schools across Monroe County, Kentucky, put their safety evacuation plan into action October 25 after Tompkinsville Elementary received a call stating that a bomb had been planted in the school, police said. Shortly after the call, nearly 2,000 students in Monroe County were taken to 3 different safe spots. Kentucky State Police found no evidence of a bomb, and Tompkinsville Elementary was the last school to be cleared. All…

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Western Pa. community college reopens day after threat to release nerve chemical on campus

September 25, 2012, Associated Press – (Pennsylvania) Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, reopened its campuses a day after receiving threatening phone calls. WCCC officials confirmed the school had reopened September 25. State police from nearby Greensburg were also investigating. County emergency officials said the caller had threatened to release an explosive nerve chemical unless some kind of ransom was paid by 4 p.m. September 24. No…

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Boulder Police investigating Facebook posting threatening Boulder High School

September 24, 2012, KMGH 7 Denver – (Colorado) Police were investigating a Facebook posting threatening Boulder High School in Boulder, Colorado, September 24. The school principal said the post threatened the safety of Boulder High School’s students and staff during the upcoming school week. "Based upon the results of the initial investigation, I intend to proceed with our normal school day with additional precautions," the principal wrote on the school’s Web site. He said…

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Vandals hit Fairhaven High School

September 24, 2012, Associated Press – (Massachusetts) Students at Fairhaven High School in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, had school canceled September 24 after two out-of-town teenagers sprayed fire extinguishers in the school September 23. The school was closed because the chemical powder from the extinguishers that coated the floor, lockers and desks is an irritant and must be professionally cleaned. Police said the teens entered the school September 23 while there was a…

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Caraway man charged with attacking children at elementary school

September 20, 2012, KAIT 8 Jackson – (Arlington) The Caraway Police Department is investigating an incident between a parent and students at Riverside Elementary School in Caraway, Arkansas. A Craighead County judge charged a Caraway resident with three counts of second degree battery, three counts of false imprisonment, and one count of first degree terroristic threatening after Caraway police said he attacked three third graders in a classroom September 18. The Riverside…

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Police investigate ‘hit list’ at Homedale High

September 20, 2012, KTVB 7 Boise – (Idaho) Officers were called to Homedale High School in Homedale, Idaho, September 20 due to a reported ―hit list‖ that was identified or found somewhere in the school. The Homedale superintendent told KTVB 7 Boise that all students were safe, and that classes were still in session. He also said an unidentified student had been suspended for 15 days due to the incident. Police said there were more than a dozen names on the hit list.…

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Chardon gets shooting threat; tip line launched

September 12, 2012, WJW 8 Cleveland – (Ohio) Police said a student at Chardon, Ohio High School was arrested September 10 for threatening to carry out an attack similar to the deadly shooting at the school in February, WJW 8 Cleveland reported September 12. “He had checked out the gun, practiced with it. He said he was going to come to the school and shoot some people in the cafeteria that didn’t treat him right,” said the Chardon police chief. Police said the student told a…

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Bomb threat briefly closes Albion Wal-Mart

August 15, 2012, Batavia Daily News – (New York) A bomb threat closed the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Albion, New York, for abut 2.5 hours August 14, Orleans County sheriff‘s deputies said. The store received the first threat and management called 911. Managers evacuated the store, deputies said. Sheriff‘s deputies and state troopers responded to the store, and conducted a search of the premises that included a state police K-9 dog specially trained to…

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Man charged in shooting at conservative group HQ

August 16, 2012, Associated Press – (Washington D.C.) A Virginia man charged with shooting and wounding a security guard at the headquarters of a conservative lobbying group told the guard he opposed the organization‘s politics and had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his bag, federal authorities said August 16. The suspect was charged in federal court a day after he fired in the lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington D.C. The guard, who was…

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Streetsboro: Nothing found after Walmart bomb threat

August 16, 2012, WKYC 3 Cleveland – (Ohio) The police in Streetsboro, Ohio, responded to a reported bomb threat at the Wal-mart Supercenter August 15. When officers arrived at the store, Wal-mart employees were in the process of evacuating the customers. Officers assisted in the evacuation, then conducted a search of the store where nothing suspicious was located. Once the search was complete, customers and employees were allowed back inside and the…

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California professor pleads not guilty in arson case

August 15, 2012, Associated Press – (California) A university professor who wrote emails outlining a plan to attack a California high school after his son committed suicide pleaded not guilty to arson charges August 15 in an Orange County courtroom. He has been charged with several counts of arson and one count of attempted arson. Prosecutors say he set a series of fires earlier this year. They believe he was upset his son hanged himself shortly…

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Smoke, odor force motel evacuation

August 16, 2012, WHIO 7 Dayton – (Ohio) Light smoke and odor inside the Dayton South Motel in Washington Township, Ohio, August 15 prompted fire officials to order an evacuation of the building for the safety of the 50 or so guests and staff. Power to the business was shut down by Dayton Power & Light crews and electricians were slated to be called in August 16 to locate the source of the trouble, the Washington Township fire deputy chief said.…

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Orange County courthouse security fired for failing to stop possible weapons

August 15, 2012, Orlando Sentinel – (Florida) Officials have fired the contractor that recently took over security at the Orange County, Florida courthouse after a recent security check in which the company failed to keep prohibited items from getting in, a county spokesman said. The situation "came to a head" August 10, he said, when Orange County deputies conducted the latest test. They tried to get prohibited items some of which "could be…

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Emergency responders hold drill at Charleston post office

August 15, 2012, WVNS 59 Ghent – (West Virginia) The U.S. Postal Service joined emergency responders and the City of Charleston, West Virginia, to test their emergency preparedness response plans August 14. The exercise focused on what to do if a bio-hazard alert was issued at the post office. It was a full-scale emergency exercise that included a full evacuation of the postal facility. The Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police Department,…

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