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Ken Klippenstein is a reporter and
n’s former D.C. correspondent.
January 26, 2021
The Madcap Mysteries of Homeland Security
Overreach into local law enforcement has led to the investigation of matters laughably unrelated to terrorism.
January 7, 2021
A Police Bulletin Instructs Officers to Look for Explosives
After IEDs were found among the pro-Trump mob, the Virginia Police Department has told officers “to treat any suspicious device/package as legitimate.”
December 18, 2020
The Military Will Test Soldiers for Drugs—but Not Covid-19
Thousands of service members have been diagnosed with the virus. Meanwhile, the military tells them they have to pay for the test out of pocket.
December 17, 2020
How Homeland Security Blurs Jurisdictions
Fusion centers were established after 9/11 to facilitate the sharing of counterterrorism intelligence among different agencies.
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November 4, 2020
Homeland Security Thinks Everything Looks Like Terrorism
Hammer, meet nail.
October 28, 2020
A Former White House Adviser Was Involved in DHS’s Response to Portland Protests
Formerly a Middle East adviser to Mike Pence, the official played a central role in DHS’s Portland operation.
October 6, 2020
How ICE Became a ‘Propaganda Machine’ for Trump
Internal communications exclusively obtained by
show that ICE has singled out journalists and social media users for retaliation.
September 30, 2020
As Trump Equivocates on White Supremacy, the FBI Warns of Right-Wing Terror
An intelligence report dated the day of the presidential debate predicts a “violent extremist threat” posed by a far-right militia.
September 25, 2020
Senator Wyden Presses the DHS on ‘Unconstitutional’ Surveillance
The Oregon senator asked for confirmation of
’s reporting on the tapping of protesters’ phones in Portland.
September 22, 2020
Decoding a Homeland Security Leak
An intelligence report on threats to the 2020 election, translated into plain English.