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Home Security

Your home should be a place where you and your loved ones are safe at all times. However, this is not the case for many Americans as FBI statistics show that a burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the US. In some cases, burglaries involve violence leading to injuries or fatalities. This is in addition to loss of personal property and effects such as cash, electronics, and jewelry. With that in mind, here are seven awesome home security tips:

Security Audit

Hire a security expert to carry out a thorough audit of potential entry points intruders could use all round your home. The results of this audit should help you plug glaring security holes immediately as well as prioritize spending on security systems such as alarms. In addition, a home security expert can point out habits or behaviors that could attract intruders to your home. For instance, dumping boxes of expensive electronics or jewelry in your trash can. This is not a good idea because some burglars go through trash bins while casing properties to determine the likelihood of finding expensive valuables inside.

Secure Doors and Windows

Since most burglars enter residential properties via doors or windows, it is important to secure these entryways with decent locks. As such, it is wise to locate a local locksmith (www.247locksmiths.us) to fit quality locks preferably deadbolt locks on all doors. If you go for deadbolt locks, make sure they have at least one-inch long bolts to prevent crafty burglars from using metal bars to pry door away from doorframe. Moreover, it should have an internal anti-saw pin to make it difficult for an intruder to use a saw to cut through. It is also worth noting that some deadbolt locks come with hardened steel parts that make them hard to break using drill bits.

Besides doors, make it hard for an intruder to enter your home. For instance, if your home has a basement with windows, use metal grills or guards to secure them. Nevertheless, you should have one easily accessible basement window to serve as an emergency exit in the event of an incident such as fire outbreak. For windows with keyless latches, you can burglarproof them by drilling holes through latches where removable pins can be fit. Another  idea is installing shatterproof glass panes on all ground level windows. Homeowners who do not fancy removing their prized windowpanes could cover them with high impact acrylic sheeting or shatter resistant film. Remember to close all open windows before leaving for work or travelling.

Home Security

Home Security

Alarm Systems

One of the most effective tools you can use to keep intruders at bay is an electronic alarm system. Depending on your security needs and personal preferences, you can install a monitored or unmonitored alarm system.… Read full post

National Security Council Staff


Key People:

Nixon Administration (1969-1973)
National Security Council:
President: Richard Nixon
Vice President: Spiro Agnew
Secretary of State: William Rogers
Secretary of Defense: Melvin Laird
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA): Henry Kissinger
Director of CIA: Richard Helms
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: General Earle Wheeler / Admiral Thomas H. Moorer
Director of USIA: Frank Shakespeare
Director of Office of Emergency Preparedness: Brig. Gen. George Lincoln
National Security Council Review Group (established with NSDM 2)
APNSA: Henry A. Kissinger
Rep. of Secretary of State: John N. Irwin, II
Rep. of Secretary of Defense: David Packard, Bill Clements
Rep. of Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
Rep. of Director of CIA: Richard Helms, James R. Schlesinger, William E. Colby
National Security Council Senior Review Group (NSDM 85—replaces NSCRG/
APNSA: Henry A. Kissinger
Under Secretary of State: Elliott L. Richardson / John N. Irwin, II
Deputy Secretary of Defense: David Packard / Bill Clements
Director of Central Intelligence: Richard Helms
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: General Earle Wheeler / Admiral Thomas H.
Under Secretary’s Committee:
Under Secretary of State: Elliott L. Richardson / John N. Irwin, II
APNSA: Henry Kissinger
Deputy Secretary of Defense: David Packard / Bill Clements
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Gen. Earle G. Wheeler / Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
Director of CIA: Richard M. Helms

Nixon/Ford Administration (1973-1977)

National Security Council:
President: Richard Nixon (1973-1974)
Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
Vice President: Gerald Ford (1973-1974)
Secretary of State: Henry Kissinger
Secretary of Defense: James Schlesinger / Donald Rumsfeld
APNSA: Henry Kissinger / Brent Scowcroft
Director of CIA: Richard Helms / James R. Schlesinger / William E. Colby / George H.W.
Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Admiral Thomas H. Moorer / General George S. Brown
Director of United States Information Agency (USIA): James Keogh
Director of Office of Emergency Preparedness:
National Security Council Review Group (Senior Review Group):
APNSA: Henry Kissinger / Brent Scowcroft
Rep. of Secretary of State: William Casey
Rep. of Secretary of Defense: Lawrence Eagleburger
Rep. of Chairman of Joint Chiefs: B/Gen. Richard Bresnahan
Rep. of Director of CIA: Edward Proctor

Carter Administration (1977-1981)
National Security Council:
President: Jimmy Carter
Vice President: Walter Mondale
Secretary of State: Cyrus Vance
Secretary of Defense: Harold Brown
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United-Nation-Security-Council Members


Current Members

Permanent and Non-Permanent Members

The Council is composed of 15 Members:

Non-Council Member States

More than 60 United Nations Member States have never been Members of the Security Council.

A State which is a Member of the United Nations but not of the Security Council may participate, without a vote, in its discussions when the Council considers that that country’s interests are affected. Both Members and non-members of the United Nations, if they are parties to a dispute being considered by the Council, may be invited to take part, without a vote, in the Council’s discussions; the Council sets the conditions for participation by a non-member State.… Read full post

National security council memo 68

President Truman

NSC-68, 1950

National Security Council Paper NSC-68 (entitled “United States Objectives and Programs for National Security” and frequently referred to as NSC-68) was a Top-Secret report completed by the U.S. Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff on April 7, 1950. The 58-page memorandum is among the most influential documents composed by the U.S. Government during the Cold War, and was not declassified until 1975. Its authors argued that one of the most pressing threats confronting the United States was the “hostile design” of the Soviet Union. The authors concluded that the Soviet threat would soon be greatly augmented by the addition of more weapons, including nuclear weapons, to the Soviet arsenal. They argued that the best course of action was to respond in kind with a massive build-up of the U.S. military and its weaponry.


President Truman

President Truman

Reeling from the recent victory of Communist forces in the Chinese Civil War and the successful detonation of an atomic weapon by the Soviet Union, Secretary of State Dean Acheson asked the Policy Planning Staff, led by Paul Nitze, to undertake a comprehensive review of U.S. national security strategy. Building upon the conclusions of an earlier National Security Council paper (NSC-20/4), the authors of NSC-68 based their conclusions on the theory that the decline of the Western European powers and Japan following World War II had left the United States and the Soviet Union as the two dominant powers. Nitze’s group argued that the Soviet Union was “animated by a new fanatic faith” antithetical to that of the United States, and was driven “to impose its absolute authority over the rest of the world.” Furthermore, they concluded that “violent and non-violent” conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union had become “endemic.”

NSC-68 outlined a variety of possible courses of action, including a return to isolationism; war; continued diplomatic efforts to negotiate with the Soviets; or “the rapid building up of the political, economic, and military strength of the free world.” This last approach would allow the United States to attain sufficient strength to deter Soviet aggression. In the event that an armed conflict with the Communist bloc did arise, the United States could then successfully defend its territory and overseas interests.

The authors of NSC-68 rejected a renewal of U.S. isolationism, fearing that this would lead to the Soviet domination of Eurasia, and leave the United States marooned on the Western Hemisphere, cut off from the allies and resources it needed to fend off further Soviet encroachments. The report also ruled out a preventive strike against the Soviet Union, because its authors reckoned that such action would not destroy the Soviet military’s offensive capacities, and would instead invite retaliatory strikes that would devastate Western Europe.… Read full post

Purpose of national security council


The primary role of the NSC is to advise the President regarding integration of foreign, military and domestic policies which relate to national security. It also helps facilitate cooperation between government agencies regarding implementation of such policies. Additionally, the NSC is authorized to evaluate risks to national security, weigh policy options, and provide the President with reports and recommendations regarding actions or policies.

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