Conflict and Violence

Guard killed during shooting at Holocaust museum

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A rifle-wielding white supremacist entered Washington's Holocaust museum on Wednesday afternoon, fatally shooting a security guard before being wounded himself by return fire from other guards, authorities said.

Stephen Tyrone Johns was shot and killed while working at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday.

Update: New details of officer shooting, fatal hit-and-run

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- The North Kingstown man accused of killing a gas station employee by hitting him with his SUV with his mother in the car, then driving off, and later shooting a North Kingstown police officer with his own gun, is being held without bail on five felony charges.

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Spike in suicide attacks: Is Al Qaeda in Iraq coming back?

US and Iraqi officials facing an increase in high-profile suicide bombs do not believe it signals a reversal of a trend of declining attacks. But they say political maneuvering by an Iraqi leadership preparing for national elections is likely to sway decisions that are key to bolstering security.

Police Arrest 13-Year-Old for School Hit List

NORWALK, Ohio — A 13-year-old Ohio boy has been arrested for allegedly making threats against teachers and classmates. The boy, who had two rifles and 400 rounds of ammunition, had a school hit list, according to reports.

Authorities say officers investigating a missing person report filed by the boy’s parents found a journal with the names of 33 classmates and teachers at Norwalk Catholic School who were indirectly threatened, reported the Associated Press.

The boy was arrested on May 13 after a daylong nationwide search.

The Second "O" in OODA By: Frank Borelli

For any contemporary warrior who is not already familiar with Boyd's Cycle - the human decision making paradigm - I say to you, "Go and study." First documented by Col. John Boyd (USAF Ret, now deceased), the Human Decision Making Cycle is comprised of the following four steps repeated in endless loops: Observe; Orient; Decide; Act. Anyone who has ever been in a fight knows that thinking faster than your opponent matters - and not just a little. Veteran combatants have given testimony as to the applicability and importance of Boyd's Cycle.

Justin Garner, the "Standing Hero" of Carthage

March 29, 2009 is a date to remember in Carthage, North Carolina. It was a warm sunny Sunday. The sky was clear in this Southern town of 2,000 people and the lone on-duty police officer, 25-year-old Justin Garner was observing traffic trickle toward church.

At about 10:00 a.m., the Moore County 911 dispatcher disturbed the Norman Rockwell-like setting with a report, “Shot’s fired at 801 Pinehurst Avenue.”

Your emotional survival: Links and resources to help prevent officer suicide

We have met the enemy and he is us.
                          – Pogo (Walt Kelly)

The First "O"in OODA By: Frank Borelli

Frank Borelli: Founder / President / Writer / SME (Subject Matter Expert): Frank's history includes seven years of military service as a Military Policeman, Light Infantry soldier and Combat Engineer. With more than twenty-five years of law enforcement experience, including almost twenty years of LE training delivery experience, Frank has become recognized nationwide as an expert on Use of Force issues, training development, equipment selection and active shooter response evolution.

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