Trump’s religious freedom conference creates awkward alliance

politico | July 14, 2019

Donald Trump has long been an easy mark for human rights activists, who regularly slam the president fondness for dictators, his hostility toward immigrants and his attacks on the news media. This week, however, the Trump administration is hosting an event promoting religious freedom that is uniting some of the president is fiercest human rights critics with his most fervent supporters. It is an area where even the president is detractors have said the Trump administration has produced tangible, if still limited, accomplishments.

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The Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s Homeland Security Intelligence Council (HSIC) conducted a tabletop exercise at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., on April 10, 2014. Played out in a roundtable environment and using a fictional scenario, the exercise was designed to examine existing information sharing policies and procedures among a wide variety of stakeholders in the context of a homegrown violent extremist (HVE) threat. It was the intent of the exercise to identify processes and systems that work well, others that may require clarification, and any that require further study and dialogue. Scenario participants included representatives from the federal government, state government, Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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The Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s Homeland Security Intelligence Council (HSIC) conducted a tabletop exercise at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., on April 10, 2014. Played out in a roundtable environment and using a fictional scenario, the exercise was designed to examine existing information sharing policies and procedures among a wide variety of stakeholders in the context of a homegrown violent extremist (HVE) threat. It was the intent of the exercise to identify processes and systems that work well, others that may require clarification, and any that require further study and dialogue. Scenario participants included representatives from the federal government, state government, Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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