Top Homeland Security Blogs

The following blogs provide great information on the latest trends, news, and analysis in homeland security and features experts in the field of counterterrorism and intelligence.

homeland security blogsAll Things Counter Terrorism
Leah Farrall previously worked as a Counter Terrorism Intelligence Analyst with the Australian Federal Police and was a specialist on Al-Qaeda. Her blog discusses Al-Qaeda news, photos found on terrorist websites, and what the death of Osama Bin Ladin means for counter terrorism professionals.

The Spy Who Billed Me
Dr. Hillhouse is the author of the novel Outsourced and expert on national security outsourcing. At her blog she discusses the work of private contractors on US intelligence, uncovering the truth about the US assassination of bin Laden, and has broken several national security stories.

Blog @ Homeland Security
The official blog of the Department of Homeland Security provides insights into the work of homeland security professionals and DHS news.

The TSA Blog
Blogger Bob leads a team of bloggers who provide insights into the work of TSA employees including some of the interesting weapons found in luggage and updates on changes to airport security checkpoints.

Lawfare, a project of Harvard Law School, discusses the legal issues that relate to the war on terrorism including the issue of killing a US citizen who is part of Al Qaeda and how to charge homegrown terrorists who are trained abroad. They also provide links to recent terrorism headlines and commentary.

Schneier on Security
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author of several books including Schneier on Security. His blog discusses cybersecurity topics and news including emerging cybersecurity threats, cyberwar, and the cost of anti-terrorism security.

Global Guerrillas
John Robb is the author of Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization and previously participated in global operations in counterterrorism. Global Guerrillas highlights interesting links and discusses the idea of open source warfare, counterterrorism technology, and terrorism as a technique of war.

Blackfive, written by a team of bloggers including a former Army Officer and a Retired Special Operations Master Sergeant, reports on homeland security news and provides insightful analysis and commentary of counterterrorism and intelligence topics.

Threat Matrix
Threat Matrix is the blog of The Longwar Journal, a top source for in-depth reporting and analysis of the war on terror. Threat Matrix discusses the latest news on counterterrorism from around the world.

Security Debrief
A blog by the Homeland Security Policy Institute and Adfero Group providing informative expert articles on a wide range of homeland security topics including border security, terror finance, critical infrastructure, and cybersecurity.

Disaster Zone
At Disaster Zone, Eric Holdeman writes about emergency management and homeland security and discusses the latest trends in emergency management from social media to mobile applications to zombie preparedness.

Jihadica is a good resource for learning about the latest news on Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups written by a team of experts on militant, transnational Sunni Islamism.

On The Homefront Blog
An information-rich blog by the Homeland Security Digital Library that provides news on the latest independent and government reports on homeland security, information on global events, and updates on activity by the Department of Homeland Security.

Small Wars Journal Blog
The Small Wars Journal is written by Marines who aim to advance knowledge in the field of Small Wars and also discuss counter terrorism topics including waterboarding, Al-Qaeda, counterinsurgency and recommended articles.

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