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Air Force officer missing for 35 years found living in California

 "On June 5, during a passport fraud investigation, the US Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service interviewed an individual claiming to be Barry O'Beirne. After being confronted with inconsistencies about his identity, the individual admitted his true name was William Howard Hughes Jr., and that he deserted from the US Air Force in 1983," the Air Force said. 


https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/11/us/missing-airman-william-howard-hughes-jr/index.html

From bugs to bombs, little-known Seabee unit protects US embassies from threats

A military unit that helped secure U.S. diplomatic compounds for decades has seen its mission grow as security threats have escalated from bugs buried in embassy walls to car bombs driven up to embassy gates. 

https://www.stripes.com/news/from-bugs-to-bombs-little-known-seabee-unit-protects-us-embassies-from-threats-1.524076

'John Doe' sentenced for decades of identity theft, fraud

United States District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced defendant “John Doe,” whose true identity remains unknown, to 42 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for charges of passport fraud, social security fraud, aggravated identity theft, and two counts of voter fraud. 

http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/0518/john-doe-sentenced-for-decades-of-identity-theft-fraud.html

U.S. adds dozens of Marines to guard embassies in Israel, Turkey, Jordan

Dozens of Marines have been added to the security details in Israel, Jordan and Turkey and may be added to U.S. embassies in seven other countries.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/mideast/u-s-adds-dozens-marines-guard-embassies-israel-turkey-jordan-n873901

Warrant round-up leads to 25 arrests

Over 20 people are behind bars after multiple law enforcement agencies participated in a warrant round-up in Hot Springs. 


http://katv.com/news/local/warrant-round-up-leads-to-25-arrests

Local law enforcement benefit from US counter-terrorism training

 

This is in line with the goal of the State Department's Antiterrorism Assistance Program that is aimed at training local security forces to secure borders. 


http://www.pulse.ng/news/world/niger-police-benefit-from-us-counter-terrorism-training-id8316938.html

Major bust in the Mass. to NH drug pipeline: 45 arrests, 30 kilograms of fentanyl, and $500K

U.S. officials drill out locks at former Russian consul residence in Seattle’s Madison Park

THE SECURITY SAVANTS PROTECTING THE WINTER OLYMPICS

South Korea’s security forces will run the show, but it’s no surprise the United States will have one of the largest forces at the Games. This is where the Diplomatic Security Service gets its turn to shine. The State Department’s security and law-enforcement agency is charged with protecting embassies and US citizens abroad, and will have 100 agents in the country, plus dozens of additional personnel. 

https://www.wired.com/story/winter-olympics-security/