Radicalized Muslims continue to strike targets in Europe and the U.S.. As has been repeatedly demonstrated, these attacks invariably occur without warning. Everyone is reminded of the USGOV Worldwide Caution issued March 6, 2017. The following excerpt perfect summarizes the scope of the Islamic terror threat facing U.S. citizens and interests:
“Terrorist groups including ISIS, al-Qa’ida, their associates, and those inspired by such organizations, are intent on attacking U.S. citizens wherever they are. Extremists may use conventional or non-conventional weapons to target U.S. government and private interests. Terrorists are increasingly using less sophisticated methods of attack to more effectively target crowds, including the use of edged weapons, pistols, and vehicles as weapons. Extremists increasingly aim to assault “soft” targets, such as:
- high-profile public events (sporting contests, political rallies, demonstrations, holiday events, celebratory gatherings, etc.)
- hotels, clubs, and restaurants
- places of worship
- shopping malls and markets
- tourism infrastructure
- public transportation systems
- airports “
Given the religious focus of Easter and Passover, churches, synagogues and related facilities need to be particularity vigilant during during services and other gatherings.
Events will continued to be monitored on the Korean Peninsula. U.S. and S. Korean government sources indicate N. Korea is believed to have completed preparations for their 6th underground nuclear test. Rhetoric and threats of preemptive strikes continue to fly, with the latest coming a short time ago from the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army.
Both China and Russia have surged military forces to their respective borders with N. Korea. U.S. forces throughout the region are on high alert.
Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.
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