Dear Friends and Staff: Although many of us at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation are currently serving in deployed locations around the world, the outstanding work of this foundation, your foundation, continues daily! I’m proud to see the progress we are making in providing our nation’s leaders with essential information they require on our most pressing policy issues. In months ahead, ALPF will rollout one of the nation’s first anti-radicalization programs aimed at protecting our children and youth – Children Protected from Radicalization (CPR). CPR will be led by a team of terrorism, anti-radicalization, and social science experts from ALPF along with NGO and federal law enforcement partners. I would like to say thank you to our fellows Dr. Laura Kohr and soon to be Dr. Kerry O’ Brien-Smith, for helping lead and develop this ambitious and timely program.
Since 9/11, the United States government has made extensive investments to safeguard citizens, cherished monuments, critical infrastructure and key government installations. Unfortunately, many safeguards are easily bypassed by overflight. On January 26, 2015, a small drone bypassed the fences and radar protecting the White House and crashed unceremoniously onto the south lawn.