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Introduction & Overview
Inside Homeland Security® visited National Defense University (NDU) to gain a first-hand view of this institution whose vision is to "be the premier national security institution focused on joint education, leader development, and scholarship" (NDU).


While at the university, Inside Homeland Security® got the opportunity to visit with leaders at each of National Defense University's five distinct colleges.


Learning Centers & Programs
In addition to learning about the different colleges, IHS was able to conduct further interviews and learn more about the unique programs and learning opportunities available at National Defense University.


HSI Works with Jamaica to Fight Lottery Scammers

An elderly woman living alone in her own home begins getting phone calls announcing that she has won $1 million in a lottery, and all she has to do to get the money is to send a processing fee. She wires the money, but the calls persist, with new requests for more money. The tone on the other end of the line gets testy, then becomes belligerent. Now she’s getting up to 100 calls a day from several people. She’s scared to tell her family because the callers have threatened to hurt them if she does, and, in any case, she’s too embarrassed. The voices say she must take out a second mortgage on her home and send the proceeds—or else. The voices describe her house in horrifying detail and threaten to go there and harm her. In the end, she loses her life savings—hundreds of thousands of dollars—and falls deeply into debt.


The Battle of Tora Bora
“The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgment that the statesman and commander have to make is to establish…the kind of war on which they are embarking; neither mistaking it for, nor trying to turn it into something that is alien to its nature.”  — Carl von Clausewitz, On War


The Federal Wiretap Act: Intercepting & Recording Communications

When one hears "wiretapping," images of espionage, clandestine operations, and James Bond spring to mind; however, eavesdropping has been around since the dawn of time. The first recorded case is in the Bible where Sarah listens-in on a conversation between Abraham and God about a coming child. The etymology of the word "eavesdropping" stems from the location on the ground where rain would fall after it rolled off of a home's roof at its eave. It was in this location that one was best situated to overhear conversations from within the dwelling.


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