Possibility of a Western Strike on Syria
In this In Homeland Security podcast, William Tucker, Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security, and Phillip Smyth, a researcher for the University of Maryland and expert on Syria and Lebanon, discuss the potential for a response to a U.S. punitive strike against the Syrian regime.
A Case of Civic Duty During the Boston Marathon
In light of the tragic bombing that recently took place on April 15 in Boston there has been a cry for more community involvement and support. The outpouring support for the victims of the tragedy has been heard not just from around the U.S., but around the globe. This event showed a fast acting medical community, a well trained police force, and many welcoming hearts and hands in a time of need. One such example of community assistance and civic duty was from that of AMU Student, and First Sergeant, Bernard (Bernie) Madore. At the time of the bombing Bernie, an active duty soldier with the Massachusetts National Guard, was participating in the marathon along with fellow soldiers to honor fallen comrades. Here he shares his unique story about what he saw at the event, and how he and so many others assisted those in need that day.
The Non-Arming of Syrian Opposition
There are a lot of questions to be answered in regards to arming Syrian opposition, and how Middle East security is affecting the U.S. What could go wrong if unknown entities were armed? What is the role of intelligence in such a situation? Dr. Joe Campos, Program Director for Intelligence Studies at American Military University answers these complex questions in the podcast below. Dr. Campos also responds to the complexities of President Obama’s decision not to arm Syrian opposition, and how the complexities and dynamic in this relationship continues to change.
Current Hospitality Legislative Issues
American Public University has been staying abreast of trends, strategies and challenges in hospitality. Recently there have been number of legislative matters in the lodging sector that need to be addressed. We interviewed APU Hospitality Management Program Director, Sheri Hernandez, and EVP of Public Affairs for the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), Marlene Colucci. Take a listen to these leaders discuss OTA, Department of Labor audits, and other timely concerns within the hospitality industry.
Stand Your Ground Law: Analyzing the Trayvon Martin Case, Part II
Dr. Kevin Fandl, Associate Professor of Public Policy at American Public University, explains the legal angle and implications of the Stand Your Ground Law in reference to the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
Stand Your Ground Law: Analyzing the Trayvon Martin Case, Part I
Dr. Kristen Obst, Associate Professor in the Public Administration program at American Public University, explains the public policy angle of the Stand Your Ground Law in reference to the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.