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Sisters of Battle: Analyzing Female Terrorists

By Erik Kleinsmith
The attack in San Bernardino, California highlights the role of female terrorists. The presence of women in a terror group is neither a new phenomenon nor limited to any one type of group or role. Female terrorists should NOT be considered an anomaly and they are, in fact, quite common as are some of the particular trends and patterns that can be associated with their presence. Here are tips for the intelligence analyst and police investigator to help them understand the unique aspects of female terrorists and assist with their predictions of future actions of a terror group.

Playing Games: Incorporating Gamification into Intelligence Studies

Who says school is all work and no play? Learn how American Military University has integrated gamification into its Intelligence Studies degree program. AMU professor Jason Anderson introduced a redesigned “game” that gives students experience collecting and analyzing intelligence in real-time, using one of the fastest growing sources of open-source information: social media.

Physical Health for Strong Critical Thinking Skills

Physical health is a vital component for any person; however, it is particularly important for intelligence professionals. While the image of a field agent chasing down an intel lead may come to mind when thinking about the importance of physical health, it’s just as important for an analyst sitting at a desk to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle to enhance critical thinking skills. Now is the time to make the changes and focus on eating better, exercising more, and getting a good night’s sleep. It could be the difference in making an accurate judgement at a critical moment or not.

Don’t Let the Holidays Fizzle Your Physical Fitness Regimen

November is the time of the year when health regimens tend to get tossed aside in favor of all the preparations and indulgences that go along with the upcoming holiday season. But for public safety professionals, being in good physical shape is not an option. Whether you’re a police officer, firefighter, intelligence analyst, emergency manager, or emergency medical professional, your physical health and strength are critical to your job performance. Here are articles to inspire and guide public safety professionals to keep physical health a high priority now and throughout your entire career.